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PETCO Partners with Luv My Pet, Vetco Hospitals, Inc. for Holiday Microchipping Drive

San Diego, CA (Vocus) December 12, 2006

Having a pet run away can be a distressing event for any pet parent, and the worry doesn’t go away until the lost pet has been found. Feeling powerless, owners will post signs, check local shelters and drive around for hours just hoping to see their lost loved one walking down the street.

Now, through the technology of pet microchipping, pets can be more easily reunited with their parents. PETCO is supporting the continuing trend in pet microchipping by running special offers on the service during the holiday season.

During the PETCO Foundation’s Tree of Hope fundraising campaign, Luv My Pet and Vetco Hospitals, Inc. will give customers a $ 10 discount, bringing the cost of microchipping services to only $ 29.99, which includes lifetime registration. In addition, these sponsors will donate $ 1 to the Tree of Hope collection for every pet microchipped during the promotion.

The microchipping trend is ever-increasing and thousands of pets and their parents have already been reunited as a result of animal shelters and veterinarians painlessly scanning for the embedded code of the microchip. Some communities are even requiring that all dogs and cats be implanted with these small devices, which are about the size of a grain of rice.

Luv My Pet and Vetco Hospitals, Inc. offer microchipping and low-cost vaccination services in more than 550 PETCO locations within the states of California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Go to or to find the availability and schedule of upcoming Luv My Pet or Vetco Hospitals, Inc. events at a local PETCO near you.

For more information on Tree of Hope and the PETCO Foundation or to locate a store near you, visit


PETCO is a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services with a commitment to quality animal care and education. PETCO’s strategy is to offer its customers a complete assortment of pet-related products and services at competitive prices, with superior levels of customer service at convenient locations, by hiring pet lovers and training them to become counselors to our pet-loving customers. PETCO operates more than 800 neighborhood stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading destination for on-line pet food and supplies at

The PETCO Foundation, PETCO’s non-profit organization, has raised more than $ 31 million since its inception in 1999. More than 4,000 non-profit grassroots animal welfare organizations from around the nation receive Foundation support. Through the PETCO Foundation, PETCO endeavors to be a community leader in promoting the welfare of companion animals and celebrating the human-animal bond.

About Luv My Pet

Luv My Pet is the nation’s largest provider of affordable pet vaccinations. Sine 1976, Luv My Pet has been a leader in providing affordable vaccinations for cats and dogs. Luv My Pet vaccinates over 250, 000 pets annually, and operates in more than 400 National neighborhood pet stores throughout the United States. Luv My Pet’s services are conveniently provided on the weekends by state licensed veterinarians in accordance with all state and local regulations. Luv My Pet’s vaccination services and locations can be found at

Contact:     Rachel McLennan, PETCO, (858) 453-7845 EXT. 2558

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