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!

Your story about how the single cat or bonded pair you adopted from Kindred Kitties changed your life could win up to $100,000 for Kindred Kitties, as well as some prizes for you!  (They're really stressing the "how your kitty changes your life" part.)   It doesn't matter how long ago you adopted your cat from us, but the pet must be living.  Even if you don't think you're a great writer, please submit a story anyway, as we can also win dollars based on the number of stories submitted.   And, it would be most helpful if you would submit your story sooner than later -- Petco only guarantees they'll read the first 10,000 submissions. 

Submit your Holiday Wishes story by September 23!

If you’ve adopted a pet from Kindred Kitties, share how your pet changes your life for the better each and every day. Write your story in 500 words or less.
Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet 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 pet changed YOUR life.

Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:

  • Kindred Kitties
  • Contact:   Cathryn McDowell
  • 262.605.0533
  • 39-2014019