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pf_cover_homeHoliday Wishes Come True Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves! Franklin, Tennessee September 11, 2014

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the holidays and year round. The SPCA of Tennessee has the opportunity to receive the grand prize of a $100,000 grant, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet can submit a story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, giving the organization they adopted from a chance to win one of several grant awards. A full list of prizes is available at The SPCA of Tennessee has the opportunity to win a Holiday Wishes grant. Petco will also award the person who submits the winning story a $1,000 Petco gift card, giving them the chance to spoil their adopted pet. People who adopted a pet through The SPCA of Tennessee are invited to share a story of how the love of their adopted pet brings more joy to their life each day, and how the love of their pet changes their life in a big or small way and makes it better (limit 500 words). Submissions should include photos and/or video that help tell the story. The deadline to submit stories for a Holiday Wishes grant is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Adopters are encouraged to visit for more information and to get started as soon as possible. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December. For more information about the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign visit Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the campaign hashtag #HolidayWishes.

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 $167 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 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.






Educating the Community in Middle Tennessee

The SPCA of Tennessee is working in getting a program for special need children and people to be able to enjoy the love of the animals and get connected with them. Animals can feel their feelings, animals can give them hope and understanding.

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“RockaPAWS” Music Event coming up in summer. Stay tuned!




“Spay and Neuter Education Classes” in English and Spanish



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“How to take care of your family Pet” a classes in Spanish and English 



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PAWS with SPLASH Event coming up in Summer…Bring your dog and lets get him all cleaned up feeling good!






“Love is in the AIR” (Singles we will be having a fun get together for you to meet your other half)



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“FIDO Goes Riding” Adventure Doggie Day Trip to a Trail




“BubblePAWS” Pampering your Pet





“Service PAWStriots” Honoring the Military Pets!




“PAWS for Homeless PALS” Give a hand to the ones in need!



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