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Share your adoption story and help HRA earn $100K

Has your adopted pet changed your life? Share your story and help the Humane Rescue Alliance earn $100,000 this holiday season. The Petco Foundation, together with BOBS from Skechers, want to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better. Winning stories will receive up to a $100,000 Holiday Wishes grant award for their adoption organization and winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree and BOBS from Skechers shoes.


Submit your Holiday Wishes story by September 23

  1. If you’ve adopted a pet from the Humane Rescue Alliance, share how your pet impacts your life for the better, every day.
  2. Visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes to register and submit your story and photos.
  3. When prompted to enter the organization where you adopted your pet, search for and select “Humane Rescue Alliance” in the search box.
  4. Please enter the following information so the Humane Rescue Alliance can be eligible for a grant award:
    • Email contact for the organization: [email protected]
    • Organization phone number: 202-723-5730
    • Month and year your pet was adopted. If you aren’t sure, please enter your best guest.
  5. Write your story in 500 words or less.
  6. Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of just your pet, one photo of you or your family with your pet, and two additional photos of your choice. You can also include video clips to help illustrate the bond between you and your pet. Visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration. Remember, good stories will show how your pet changed your life.
  7. Submit your story and photos to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by September 23, noon CST. But hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed.

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes, and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant award ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000. For more information, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.

View answers to frequently asked questions. Additional Questions? Email [email protected]