Seeking Heartwarming Pet Love Stories

Seeking Heartwarming Pet Love Stories

Petco Love, BOBS from Skechers™, and the Oktibbeha County Humane Society Seek Heartwarming Pet Love Stories

Submissions Opening for Petco Love Stories Campaign on September 13

National nonprofit Petco Love, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers™ and the Oktibbeha County Humane Society (OCHS) are excited to put out the call for pet adopters in our local communities to share their love stories about how their adopted pet changed their life. The Petco Love Stories campaign celebrates the unbreakable bond between pet parents and their adopted pets while also raising awareness about the importance of pet adoption.

Submissions open on September 13, 2023, for the Petco Love Stories campaign. The campaign’s winning tales will receive lifesaving grants for the organizations the pets were adopted from thanks to Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers™. This year on Valentine’s Day, Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers™ awarded Love Stories winners at 18 organizations across the country, granting a total of more than $500,000 to animal welfare partners.

Petco Love Stories encourages pet parents to share their personal stories of love, joy, and transformation that have come about through adopting their best friend. Whether they are stories of resilience, acts of kindness, or compassion – Petco Love wants to hear them all!

“There is no end to the amazing, emotional stories of how pets change our lives,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. “Through Petco Love Stories, we aim to highlight these remarkable bonds and create a platform where pet parents can share their stories while making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need.”

“We are so excited to partner with Petco Love to share the inspirational love stories of OCHS pets and their families,” said Michele Anderson, Executive Director for OCHS. “With shelters overwhelmed with dogs and cats, if you have thought about adopting, now is the time! And if you’ve ever felt the unconditional love from one of our newly adopted pets from OCHS, please share your story!”

Submissions for Petco Love Stories are open to individuals 18 years and older, or those who have parental consent to share their story. In 500 words or less, please share your love story and photos of you and your adopted pet. Submit your story starting September 13, 2023, here. Submissions close on October 31, 2023.

Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared how their pets have changed their lives in the annual campaign, with Petco Love granting nearly $7 million to the hardworking animal welfare organizations making these adoption matches possible.