PETCO’s Fifth Annual National Chihuahua Races Are a GO!
Seven regional competitions will be held in a race across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast over three weekends in August. The contest will come to a head at the national championship race in
“This year we’re not only racing from the West Coast to the East Coast, we’re also using the races as a way to show people how easy, safe and fulfilling it can be to be ‘on the go’ with our four-legged companions – or how to best arrange for their safe and comfortable care back home while away on vacation,” said
REGIONAL EVENTS WEST: Aug. 1 MID WEST: Aug. 8 EAST: Aug. 15 Orange County Chicago Miami San Francisco Bay Area Dallas Boston Philadelphia
The regional winners – one pup from each market – will win an all-expense-paid trip, courtesy of PETCO and Jet Blue Airlines, to race head-to-head at the finals in
Only one will triumph to win the coveted title of America’s Fastest Chihuahua, a trophy, a
Chihuahuas are the 12th most popular purebred dog breed in the country, according to the American Kennel Club. They are also considered the smallest and lightest dogs in the world.
In partnership with the PETCO Foundation, the races also highlight PETCO’s Think Adoption First philosophy to help find forever homes for abandoned Chihuahuas and other animals.
“During the PETCO National Chihuahua races we celebrate the human-animal bond and remind people that there are millions of adoptable pets – including Chihuahuas – waiting for loving homes,” said
Those interested in participating in the regional races can visit PETCO.com/races for more details and to sign up. For those on Facebook, visit facebook.com/PETCO to connect with other racers and fans in your area.
PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 950 stores in 50 states and the