The pet adoption events will provide animal lovers with the chance to meet adoptable pets, learn about area animal adoption groups and inquire about caring for a new pet. Those who adopt a pet from Petco during the National Adoption Weekend will receive a free, small bag of Merrick cat or dog food as well as a free 16-pound jug of Petco cat litter for those who adopt a cat.
The adoption events will take place at Petco stores around the US. Those interested in attending the adoption events should visit Petco's website for a list of store locations and hours.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.