June 10, 2021

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Partners with Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers to Celebrate Local Pet Foster Volunteers

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Partners with Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers to Celebrate Local Pet Foster Volunteers

Local Foster Volunteers Recognized During National Foster a Pet Month for Saving Animal Lives in the Pikes Peak Region

Colorado Springs, CO (June 10, 2021) – Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing lifesaving foster volunteers in the Pikes Peak Region and encouraging more people to foster pets.

“Our foster volunteers’ dedication to the animals of the Pikes Peak Region is tremendous,” said Duane Adams, President & CEO at HSPPR. “They have helped to save countless animals, and their dedication to the pets in our community is commendable. We are extremely grateful for their unending generosity and the hours they give to our organization.”

HSPPR’s foster volunteers care for high-risk groups of animals, including orphaned kittens, medical recovery dogs and pets with greater behavioral needs. “Because of their passion for the animals and willingness to help the foster program as needed, they play a large part in our life-saving efforts. So far this year, foster volunteers have cared for 1,000 animals,” said Adams.

“It is an honor to recognize the individuals making a difference in their communities and demonstrating the lifesaving impact of fostering pets,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “What they are doing is so powerful.”

Throughout June, Petco Love will share foster resources and stories to show how fostering is easy, highly rewarding and significantly helps end preventable euthanasia of pets.

Through sales of its BOBS from Skechers collection, Skechers has donated more than $3.1 million to support Petco Love’s more than 4,000 animal welfare organization partners. The company’s funds have helped Petco Love save and care for more than 700,000 shelter animals.

To learn more about HSPPR and how you can help foster, visit www.hsppr.org. For more on Petco Love and to view foster resources, visit petcolove.org/foster and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PetcoLoveFoster.


About Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 24,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.

About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)

Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.

About BOBS from Skechers

BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of shoes, apparel and accessories have improved animals’ lives: over the past five years, Skechers has contributed more than $6.6 million to help more than 1.2 million shelter pets, including saving more than 894,000 rescued pets in the United States and Canada. It all started in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children impacted by natural disasters and poverty – a cause that has helped the Company donate more than 16 million new pairs of shoes to kids in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about BOBS from Skechers’ commitment to making a difference, visit BOBSfromSkechers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.