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Petland Chillicothe celebrates anniversary with Adoption Day, K9 demonstrations

(Chillicothe, OH, October 1, 2015) – In honor of Petland Chillicothe’s 48th anniversary, the Petland store on Bridge Street will not only be unveiling a new look, but will also be celebrating October 10th and 11th with family fun events, a grand re-opening, adoption events and K9 demonstrations.

The grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday and then the fun begins!

Petland of Chillicothe is partnering with the Ross County Humane Society and Purrfect Companions for this fun-filled weekend. The Ross County Humane Society will bring adoptable dogs for families to mingle with on Saturday, October 10th from noon until 3 p.m. to benefit the Ross County Humane Society. Petland and the Humane Society will also be accepting donations for the shelter for those unable to adopt.

Purrfect Companions will be on hand with funnel cakes and adoptable cats and kittens on both Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The fun continues when the Chillicothe Police Department arrives on Saturday, October 10th with their K9 units Koby and Ciko for a demonstration of some of the unique skills they have acquired and how they assist the police department.

Then on Sunday, the Chillicothe Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Steve Gallagher will be bringing their K9, Gunther, to perform a demonstration at 2 p.m.

If that’s not enough excitement, the store will also have a face painter on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and lots of giveaways on Saturday!

Petland is proud of its history in its hometown of Chillicothe and is excited to celebrate 48 years with the community. Guests will also get the first look at the store’s brand new design and remodel.

“This event will allow an opportunity for the community as a whole to learn more about our store and what we stand for as a company that is dedicated to pets and pet care,” said General Manager Tyarria Howard. “We anticipate a great turnout.”

For more information, please contact Tyarria Howard at (740) 773-1982.

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 more than 47 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