Pekin, IL Welcomes Petco™ to the Neighborhood

New Petco™ Helps Shelter Pets Find Homes During Grand Opening Celebration July 13-14, 2013

Pekin, IL (July 2013) – Petco™ is happy to announce the grand opening of its new store in Pekin, IL at 3434 Court St., in the East Court Village, the weekend of July 13- 14, 2013. The festivities feature pet adoptions, giveaways and discounted services, and a variety of activities to introduce the new store and its team to the community.

The new Pekin Petco will offer local pet parents everyday necessities and a wide-variety of high quality food options, including natural, organic and raw food selections. In addition, the store will proudly host numerous pet adoption events throughout the year to help local rescues and shelters find homes for the many animals in need. They will also host monthly Meet the Critters events, which are complimentary interactive educational forums for families such as the annual hit, Reptile Rally.

Saturday, July 13, 2013
8:55 a.m. – Ribbon cutting ceremony.
9:00 a.m. – The first 100 Pals Rewards customers receive a FREE $10 Petco gift card.
* Pet adoptions from animal rescue partners. Contact the store for times and details.

Sunday, July 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. – The first 50 Pals Rewards customers will receive a FREE Petco tote bag.
* Pet adoptions from animal rescue partners. Contact the store for times and details.

Companion animals will be available for adoption throughout the weekend, with all new pet parents receiving Think Adoption First Care & Savings Booklet with up to 50 percent off supplies and services for their new pet. To receive the booklet, new pet parents can bring their proof of adoption to any Petco location.

About Petco™
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,200 stores nationwide, including more than 60 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $100 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support approximately 8,000 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 250,000 animals through in-store adoption events every year.