Chihuahuas to Tear Up the Race Track

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Chihuahuas to Tear Up the Race Track

(Vocus) May 10, 2007

Hundreds of Chihuahuas and their proud parents are expected to put their talents to the test this weekend at regional races held in Boston, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and Orange County, Calif.. These tiny competitors will race in heats of 10 along a 1/18th furlong (35-foot-long) track to claim regional fame and the chance to compete for the coveted title of America’s Fastest Chihuahua. The winner from each regional race will be awarded a trip to San Diego to compete against 14 other regional champions in the national finals in front of cheering crowds between innings of a major league baseball game at PETCO Park, home to the San Diego Padres, on Sept. 2, 2007.

WHEN:    Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 10 a.m.



Norwood PETCO

1210 Providence Highway

Norwood, MA 02062



Prestonwood PETCO

5301 Belt Line Road

Dallas, TX 75254



Peoria PETCO

9480 West Northern Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85305


Orange County

Anaheim PETCO

430 North Euclid Street

Anaheim, CA 92801


San Francisco

San Bruno PETCO

1150 El Camino Real #167

San Bruno, CA 94066



WHY:    To celebrate the human-animal bond and remind all pet lovers about the millions of adoptable pets – including Chihuahuas – waiting for loving homes.

WHO:    PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 850 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $ 34 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, we work with and support more than 4,200 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

For more information, photos and interview opportunities contact:

Rachel McLennan, PETCO (858) 453-7845 Ext. 2558, rachelmc(at)

Don Cowan, PETCO, (619) 417-5244, donc(at)



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