Petland's Adopt-A-PetSM program has been a tremendous success with Petland store operators collectively placing more than 114,500 homeless pets in the last four years. The program also is growing stronger day by day as new Petland stores open with the program.
What is Adopt-A-Pet?
Petland Pet Counsellors work with staff at local animal shelters, pet rescue groups and with members of the local community to place homeless pets – puppies, dogs, kittens, cats and a variety of small animals. As part of this cooperative program, Petland store operators make available their highly visible Petland display windows to aid in the placement of homeless pets in local communities.
Local homeless pets and pet care organizations benefit. Surveys conducted over the last four years show Petland has placed more than 24,440 homeless puppies and more than 90,284 homeless kittens with new families. As part of the Adopt-A-Pet℠ program, Petland store operators also give donations and conduct fundraisers to aid animal care groups in the communities they serve.
Are there other added values for the homeless pets?
Yes. In most cases the Adopt-A-Pets℠ at Petland receive a veterinary wellness check and initial vaccinations. Many new Adopt-A-Pet℠ families also receive a complimentary first visit at the store's local consulting veterinary clinic. Generally, Adopt-A-Pets℠ are covered by a health warranty at the local Petland store.
Petland's goal is to see that Adopt-A-Pets℠ do not add to community pet overpopulation concerns. To this end, some Petland stores offer Adopt-A-Pets℠ already spayed and neutered. Other Petland stores offer new Adopt-A-Pet℠ families substantial discounts on this veterinary procedure or a certificate for a free spay-neuter at the store's local consulting veterinary clinic.
Some Petland stores also micro-chip their Adopt-A-Pets℠ and enter pet identification information into a national pet registry. The goal of micro-chipping is to see to it that lost Adopt-A-Pets℠ have a better chance of being reunited with their owners.