Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Grant

Share YOUR story! Help us Earn $100K in Lifesaving Funds!

Has your adopted pet changed your life?
YOU can help us earn $100,000 this holiday season!
Share your story, help make our holiday wishes come true!

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!

Submit your Holiday Wishes story by Sept. 23!

  1. If you’ve adopted a pet from the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, 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:
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Executive Director: Reva Laituri (Board President)
  • Email:
  • Phone Number: 906-475-6661
  • Organization Tax ID Number: 38-2228501
  • Submit your story and photos to by Sept. 23, noon CST. But hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed.


Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes, and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant award ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000! For more information, visit and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.