Friday, November 12, 2010

New Adoption Center in PETCO Opens Saturday at 10:00 AM

By Carol Novello, HSSV President

I hope you will join me this Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10:00 am to celebrate the grand opening of Humane Society Silicon Valley's (HSSV's) second satellite adoption center in PETCO, at 160 E. El Camino Real in Sunnyvale (near Sunnyvale Saratoga Road).

Our partnership with PETCO is pioneering a new adoption model. PETCO has only five in-store adoption centers in the nation. The opening of HSSV’s Sunnyvale PETCO location means two of these five ground-breaking stores are in collaboration with HSSV!

Why is this so exciting? Because PETCO is committed to working with animal shelters and rescue organizations to promote the adoption of homeless animals. The alternative? Selling animals from puppy mills or breeders with questionable practices.

These adoption centers help us reach out to members of the public who might not visit HSSV's Animal Community Center in Milpitas. The convenience of adopting “close to home” is very appealing for many people, and our neighborhood satellite adoption centers help us spread the word to our community to “think adoption first.”

Our adoption centers are managed by HSSV staff and volunteers who care for the animals while they actively work to find them loving homes. They provide great customer service and educate potential adopters on how to successfully bond with their new family member. They also provide a great volunteer experience for people who want to help animals in their own neighborhoods.

So come and celebrate HSSV’s national leadership in this collaborative PETCO partnership to save lives. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:00 am inside PETCO. I hope to see you there!

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