Friday, March 9, 2018

Petco Foundation "Love Changes Everything Campaign" Invites Pet Adopters to be Part of the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Adopted Pets and Their People


Courtesy of the Petco Foundation
PETCO FOUNDATION TEAMS UP WITH
 MUTTS FOR “LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING” CAMPAIGN 
PROMOTING PET ADOPTION
Campaign Invites Pet Adopters to be Part of the World’s Largest Photo Mosaic of Adopted Pets and Their People 
While Aiming to Raise $3.1 Million to Save Animals

  
The Petco Foundation, a leading animal welfare funder, is teaming up with award-winning artist and creator of the heart-warming MUTTS comic strip, Patrick McDonnell for the annual “Love Changes Everything” campaign in an effort to raise $3.1 million to support lifesaving animal welfare work nationwide.

When asked if I would participate by helping to share this marvelous campaign, it was a no-brainer that I would say a resounding "YES!!" Why? Because Cody was adopted from a Petco adoption drive back in 2007,  as a result, Petco is our pet store of choice! 

The “Love Changes Everything” Campaign kicked-off March 3 – 4 with a National Adoption Event Weekend in participating Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores, (just like the one I adopted Cody from!) and runs through April 1 (which just happens to be Cody's birthday!!) 


  But there’s more!!
this year pet adopters can join the Petco Foundation in creating the world’s largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people. Adopters submitting photos at petcofoundation.org/snaplove will be eligible to win daily prizes,  including a $100 Petco gift card, a signed MUTTS print, and a coupon for a bag of WholeHearted Pets pet food, PLUS a $500 grant award for eligible adoption organizations!  


Heres the link for submissions:


The above photo, albeit AWFUL, is the very first photo of Cody and I that was ever taken. This was taken at the Petco Adoption drive that I adopted Cody from, back on July 28th, 2007. Cody was such a tiny kitty!  


The mosaic, powered in partnership with WholeHearted pet food, will come to life in New York City’s Union Square Park on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 4:00 PM at the All for Love Adoption Rally featuring adoptable pets from more than twenty New York area animal welfare organizations. Attendees can meet MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, pose for pictures with the famed MUTTS characters Mooch and Earl and participate in other fun activities centered around celebrating pet adoption.

“Patrick McDonnell has been a champion of pet adoption for years, and we are thrilled to join forces again with MUTTS to promote pet adoption and raise funds to help animals across the country. We hope our Love Changes Everything’ campaign, along with this mosaic mural, inspires everyone to join the lifesaving movement by adopting, donating or volunteering. With six adopted pets of my own, I can confidently say that the love of an adopted pet does change everything,
” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.

Courtesy of the Petco Foundation



Animal lovers can support the “Love Changes Everything" campaign by making a donation in any Petco, Unleashed by Petco store or online at petcofoundation.org/love. Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will receive a limited-edition tote bag featuring MUTTS artwork specifically designed for the "Love Changes Everything" campaign.

To learn more about the “Love Changes Everything” campaign and the photo mosaic, please visit petcofoundation.org/love. To learn more about Patrick McDonnell and his commitment to promoting pet adoption, watch Episode 6 “Shelter Me: Hearts and Paws” hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell online at ShelterMe.TV or visit MUTTS. To learn more about WholeHearted pet food go to WholeHeartedPets.com
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About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

22 comments:

  1. This is SUCH an awesome campaign!

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    1. YAY!! I did too the other day (even if mine is so crappy!)

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  3. That's wonderful and love does change everything...and adoptions too!

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  4. What a great campaign! And Patrick McDonnell is the best.

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  5. Whoa! We don't have a Petco closeby but TW might pop into the event in Union Square Park if'n it isn't snowing. I was adopted but not from a Petco. We love Mutts! It's the only cartoon that comes to our inbox daily. I believe it was 2 years ago, my Aunt Karen won about 50,000 from Petco for her rescue. I'm gonna look for a pic with Pop to enter.

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    1. Wow CK!!! That is BEYOND PAWTASTIC that your Aunt Karen won $50,000 for her rescue! That is amazing!!! Come to our house we have a Petco within walking distance! The one Cody was adopted from closed 2 weeks after he was adopted (talk about timing)..........then, maybe 2 or 3 years ago they opened down the street from us. That is our "go-to" store.......

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  6. What an awesome campaign! We'll look into more of this tomorrow when we go to our Petco nearby. Thank you!

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  7. Well, how cool is this! Thanks for posting about it!

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  8. What a fabulous campaign! We had no idea about this so thank you very much for telling us about it! We love the first photo of the both of you!

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  9. Love that photo of you from the petco adoption!

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    1. you are too sweet! Thank you! That was taken way before I ever had a blog and the photo is awful but thank you!!

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  10. That is cool. I will send a photo. Thanks for sharing. XO

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  11. I love this! And being that love of and from my kitties has literally changed EVERYTHING in my life - I couldn't agree more. We love that picture of you and tiny Cody!!

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  12. What a fun campaign! Truffles was adopted from Petco too :) I need to stop in and pick up a Mutts tote!

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  13. What a wonderful campaign! We love the name, too. Love really does change everything. We'll be visiting a nearby Petco with Cupcake this weekend, and we will check this out!

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  14. What a fun campaign! Thanks for telling us about it. We only wish we had a Petco closer to us.

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  15. I made a donation, and I'm excited about getting a Mutts totebag! I love Mutts. What a great campaign, and I bet that mosaic is going to look so cool!

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  16. This is a super campaign!
    Thanks for telling us about it.

    Have a great weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  17. Too bad I am way too late to enter Dalton...but what a great idea!

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