Unleashed by Petco, a chain that's popping up all around the country, prides itself on being butt-sniffing friendly. "We make it a priority to be involved in the community that surrounds us," says Margaret Aareberg, general manager of the Unleashed by Petco that will open this weekend at 3615 East Colfax Avenue. "We are hoping to take part in the events that happen in our part of town, we would like to set up a table at City Park Jazz and hand out free goodies."
But first, to celebrate the store's grand opening, it will host festivities for pets and pet lovers alike the weekends of May 31-June 1, June 7-8 and June 14-15.
"We are planning on having many events that pet owners and their pets can attend together," says Aareberg, adding that Unleashed by Petco will give $3,000 "to an adoption partner and a community group to help continue their positive, fun pet efforts during our grand opening weekends."
The schedule for those three weekends:
Saturday, 5/31: 9 a.m. VIP Ribbon Cutting Celebration Sunday, 6/1: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Community Meet and Greet (Free goodie bags with purchase both days)
Saturday, 6/7: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Big Cheese Photo Booth Sunday, 6/8: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Big Cheese Photo Booth (Gift cards for the first fifty people to sign up for Pals Rewards Cards both days)
June 14-15: Open house weekend
Meet-and-greet with spotlight on adoptable pets. Saturday, 6/14: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Colorado Aussie Rescue Saturday, 6/14: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue Sunday, 6/15: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Max Fund (First fifty guests receive a free, 5-pound bag of Natural Balance cog or cat food. And this weekend, shoppers can use the self-wash stations for $5 instead of the normal $10.)
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