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Petco Foundation Adoption Weekend

September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date to change your life, and the life of a local homeless pet!

Each weekend in September, the Petco Foundation will join Greenhill Humane Society to offer adoption specials and “Welcome to the Family” adoption gifts.

“This summer, the Petco Foundation is celebrating the many ways, big and small, that we can all Be A Lifesaver for pets across the country. From cozier naps, to longer walks, or by fighting allergies and keeping us fit, pets change our lives everyday, so let’s save theirs! We’re partnering with the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) to share and celebrate all the ways, big and small, that pets change our lives.”

5 Ways Pets Change Our Lives!
1. Keep Us Fit:
Pets encourage physical activity, with research showing that people who walk their dogs regularly are less likely to be obese than those who do not.

2. Provide Social Support:
According to recent studies, interaction with animals helps children develop improved social skills including improved communication, decreased stress, and positive social interaction with their peers.

3. Improve Mental Health:
Studies have shown that human-animal interaction helps improve psychological wellbeing, decrease social isolation, and promote higher levels of life satisfaction.

4. Fight Allergies:
Studies show that children exposed to pets early in life will develop stronger immune systems and be less likely to develop allergies as they grow up.

5. Support Healthier Hearts:
Research shows that people with pets are more likely to have lower blood pressure, decreased stress, and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am
September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm