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Petco Holiday Wishes Campaign -Help Us Earn $100,000!-Only 1 more day to submit your story!

Has yoImage may contain: cat and textur Goathouse Refuge cat changed your life? Has your cat given you much needed companionship during the pandemic?  Has he or she eased your stress? Did you adopt to have a companion while working from home?
Share your story and help us 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 PLUS 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 from The Goathouse Refuge, share how your cat changes your life for the better each and every day. Write your story in 500 words or less.
2. Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of your cat by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your cat and two additional photos. You can add video too to help illustrate the bond between you and your pet. Visit to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration. Remember, good stories will show how your cat changed your life.
3. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:
• The Goathouse Refuge
• Siglinda Scarpa
• (919) 542-6815
• EIN: 26-0893521
4. Use the same link as above to submit your story.
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!
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