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National Foster a Pet Open House

June 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Stop by our Animal Village for a fun, foster paw-ty! During our Foster a Pet Open House, you’ll have the opportunity to ask current fosters and staff all your foster questions, learn more about how fostering saves lives, visit with some of our foster pets and those waiting for fosters and have a little fun with our furry friends.

“Ending preventable euthanasia of shelter pets is possible today,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Data tells us that if we could encourage 2% more of the 85-million pet-owning households to foster just one pet a year, we can eliminate preventable euthanasia and save the lives of the 800,000 shelter animals at risk of euthanasia in the U.S. annually.”

But fostering can be serious fun, too. We are inviting the public to visit the shelter located at 6400 Kingston Pike, on Saturday, June 25 between 2:00 – 6:00 PM for an interactive foster meet-and-greet party for two-and four-legged friends. PetCo Love has provided goodies and giveaways for all those who attend our open house or share their #MyFosterBreakup story on social.

Throughout June, we are sharing the fun aspects of fostering while helping pet parents groove through their foster pet goodbyes. In fact, saying goodbye to foster pets – and the fear they’ll struggle giving the pet to a new family – is among the most-cited reasons why pet parents don’t foster.

Petco Love is taking a humorous approach to saying goodbye to foster pets by holding a #MyFosterBreakUp story contest featuring Foster Breakup Kits giveaways and a curated playlist to help foster pet parents through their goodbyes.

Kits include breakup essentials: cozy, festive socks from BOBS from Skechers, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Kleenex, the official Petco Love Foster Breakup Spotify Playlist, and a foster tee that reminds you that “Foster Pets are Here for A Fun Time, Not a Long Time.” Foster parents can enter to win by sharing their breakup letter from their foster pet on Instagram using the hashtag #MyFosterBreakUp from June 1 –30 and even win $10,000 in lifesaving funds for the organization they foster from.



June 25, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Young-Williams Animal Village
6400 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919 United States
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