It starts today! First go to for a special $2 coupon to support shelter pets, and then bring it to PETCO!

Here are the details:

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ellen DeGeneres’ HALO(R) natural pet foods has partnered with PETCO this April to help shelter pets in a variety of ways, from ensuring they’re fed a nutritious meal to providing them with a much needed home. During PETCO’s National Adoption Weekend, which is held at every PETCO store April 9-10, 2011, pet parents will have an opportunity to meet and greet local shelter animals in need of a home. Pet parents will also be able to help donate meals from HALO (R) to shelter animals – the organization recently celebrated the donation of their five millionth meal to a hungry pet this April.

Animal lovers who visit PETCO’s National Adoption Weekend can join in by redeeming a special Freekibble coupon for $2 off any size bag of HALO Spot’s Stew(R) dog or cat food. For every coupon redeemed, HALO will donate one meal to In addition, one lucky pet parent will win the opportunity to donate 10,000 HALO meals to the shelter of their choice. The coupon is available at

Halo owner, Ellen DeGeneres states, “At Halo we want to promote healthy living for pets and eating good food is a big part of that. So, we agreed to donate one million meals of Halo to shelter pets. I mean, imagine, an animal in a shelter, in a cage, lonely – a good meal is kinda all they have to look forward to, until you adopt them!”

PETCO’s partnership with HALO comes on the heels of the launch of PETCO Certified Nutrition, which believes every pet deserves a healthy and nutritious meal, including shelter animals. In addition to helping feed hungry dogs and cats, new pet parents can receive nutrition and care tips from PETCO representatives. Those who choose to adopt a cat during National Adoption Weekend will receive a HALO $5 coupon and one free 16 lb. jug of PETCO Cat Litter. Plus, all pet parents who adopt enjoy additional savings from PETCO’s Think Adoption First Care and Savings program. Ask a store associate for details or visit

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