Share Your Adoption Stories

Fundraising, Rescue News / Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, recently announced its Holiday Wishes grant campaign, designed to help the most dedicated animal welfare organizations save more lives at the holidays, and year round.

Homeward Bound WV has the opportunity to receive a grant award of $100,000, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet from Homeward Bound WV can nominate the organization for a chance to win by submitting their adoption story to the Petco Foundation.

We are asking any person or family who has adopted a pet from our organization to share their story and nominate Homeward Bound WV for the opportunity to receive a Holiday Wishes grant. Halo Purely for Pets will also award the person who submits the winning nomination for the $100,000 grand prize with a year’s supply of Halo dog or cat food.

If you’ve adopted a pet through Homeward Bound WV, share your pet’s story (limit 500 words) along with photos of your pet at Be sure to talk about how your pet has changed your life, and how Homeward Bound WV helped you find each other.

The below contact information should be included on your nomination form to ensure that Homeward Bound WV is invited to apply for a grant if your story is selected:

  • Organization Name (Homeward Bound WV)
  • Director Contact Name  (Darlene Bolyard)
  • Contact Email Address (

The deadline to submit stories and nominate us for a Holiday Wishes grant is Oct. 31, 2015. Pet parents are encouraged to visit to get started as soon as possible. The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December.

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