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Petland Chillicothe reaches $20,000 in support of local shelter adoptions

Program provides gift cards to families who adopt

(Chillicothe, OH, August 3, 2017) – Petland in Chillicothe has been matching the right pet with the right customer for 50 years. They are also helping support families who find the right pet at the Ross County Humane Society.

Since March of 2016, any individual or family who has adopted a dog from the local humane society has received a $50 Petland gift card. As of August 1, Petland has redeemed more than $20,000 in those cards at the local stores on Bridge Street and Western Avenue.

In honor of this milestone, Petland Charities presented the Ross County Humane Society with a $2,000 check, $5 for every gift card redeemed.

Petland is proud of its relationship with the Ross County Humane Society, maintaining a position on the board, and raising awareness through fundraisers and donation events.

“We want families to find the right pet…period. Sometimes it’s at Petland and sometimes it’s at a local humane society or shelter. If they adopt at the Ross County Humane Society, we can help make sure that their new best friend gets off to a good start with some necessary food or supplies,” said Petland Vice President Steve Huggins. Huggins also serves on the Ross County Humane Society Board.

Customers receive their $50 gift card upon completion of their adoption paperwork at the Humane Society.

The gift card program has been incorporated into Petland Charities, a 501c3, whose mission is to help support shelters and service animals. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Kunzelman at (740) 775-2464.


Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For 50 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.

Petland presents the Ross County Humane Society a check for $2,000 in honor of $20,000 milestone. From left: Elizabeth Kunzelman, Petland's Director of Public Affairs; Chrissy Downs, Petland's Director of Financial Reporting; Dave Thomas, Ross County Humane Society Board; Krystal Reveal, Petland Chillicothe General Manager; and Jenn Thomas, Ross County Humane Society Executive Director.