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SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco and the San Diego Padres are opening the gates of Petco Park to man's best friend during their annual "Dog Days of Summer" event on July 29, 2014.
Pet parents interested in cheering on the Padres as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals, can fill out an application at www.petco.com/petcopark. For each application that is approved, applicants will receive a free dog ticket along with two complimentary human passes to the game. On the day of the event, only dogs with a valid "dog ticket" are allowed to attend and no walk-ups will be accepted. Dogs who are interested in attending must show proof of current vaccinations and a valid animal license.
Gates to the Dog Days of Summer event at the Park at the Park open at 4:30 p.m., and those who arrive early will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-game "tail" gate party, which will feature giveaways and activities for both pets and pet parents. In addition, a number of local adoption partners, such as the San Diego Humane Society and Labrador and Friends, will be showcasing adoptable pets in hopes of finding their forever homes. Dogs will also have the chance to participate in an on-field pet parade and pet parents who think they have the top dog in San Diego can show off their costumed pet for a chance to win a variety of prizes in numerous categories.
Olympic silver medalist, Gus Kenworthy, will throw out the first pitch alongside his famous Sochi pooch. Gus gained notoriety not only on the slopes in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but off as well, as he made it his mission to save the stray dogs of Sochi and find them loving homes.
Once the game commences at 7:10 p.m., guests and their pets are invited to cheer on the Padres from the Park at the Park.
"This year's Dog Days of Summer event is special because we are celebrating 10 years in partnership with the Padres," said David Hallisey, Communications Director at Petco. "Together, we've been able to serve San Diego pet parents in unique and fun ways, and this event, which enables dog lovers and their pets to enjoy a ballgame together, is a fan favorite every year."
For more information, please visit www.petco.com/petcopark.
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; nine Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
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