Share YOUR story! Help us win $100K!

//Share YOUR story! Help us win $100K!

If you’ve adopted a pet from Independent Animal Rescue, you could help us win a lifesaving grant AND you’ll have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree for your pet up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skechers shoes! The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet brightens your life. Share your story, along with photos and/or video, illustrating how your pet brightens your life each day.

How to Participate:

  1. Write your story in 500 words or less. Visit to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration.
  2. Include photos: one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet brightens your life and changes it for the better. Pets must have been adopted from our organization, and they must be living to qualify. You can add video too.
  3. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award: Independent Animal Rescue, Alan Dow, President, [email protected], 919.403.2221, EIN: 56-1951483