Petco Update!

Try…. try… and try… again! Was it that hard no. I would think it would be. Go through endless phone calls and a large web of people unable to help. It was more simple than that. It took some time but I was able to do it. I can finally say I have actually accomplished something.

I contacted Petco about a month ago in hopes of getting the “Think Adoption First” poster at another location that did not have it. It was concerning to me to see the sign at one Petco store and then another one nearby not have it. Why not? Its a great message and it should be at all the stores.

Well Petco met the request with ease, friendliness and utmost professionalism. It started with customer service online and they were able to reach out to upper management to fulfill the request. And now the District Manager contacted me saying he will put the sign at the store. So great! VERY HAPPY, VERY GOOD WEEKEND! Thank you Petco. Will look for the new signage at the Annandale, VA petco.

Adopt Definitely Do Not Shop

I was every surprised to past by a local Petco the other day and stumble upon this sign upon the front entrance. Nice big and seen by everyone who wants to come in. “Think Adoption First” a simple yet powerful message to the community about pets. Adoption is often seen as a taboo to do since another dog is not a “pure breed” and can come with “many dysfunctional traits”. In the end, yes these dogs may a little tougher to love at first. But in the end, they are lovable loyal dogs like all the others.

Who knows what upbringing these dogs may have had or time in the shelter that could cause behavioral issues. The message is clear to think about adoption. No need to go into the who what where and why. For a big company to stand behind the adoption pledge in a public fashion is fantastic. I couldn’t be ever more happy they would do so. We are not anti-pet or anti-business, the movement is about anti-cruelty and anti-suffering.