Search for America’s Fastest Chihuahua Begins Saturday

April 18, 2011

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Search for America’s Fastest Chihuahua Begins Saturday

San Diego, CA (Vocus) May 3, 2007

The Third Annual PETCO Unleashed Races are ready to roll! Hundreds of pint-size Chihuahuas with larger-than-life personalities will face off for a chance to compete for the coveted title of America’s Fastest Chihuahua. Regional trials will be held this weekend in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Sacramento and Miami. Accompanied by their human family members, the competitors will race in heats of 10 along a 1/18th furlong (35-foot-long) track. 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.


Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 10 a.m.


Los Angeles

Montebello PETCO

1425 North Montebello Blvd.

Montebello, CA 90640



Wheaton PETCO

23 Danada Square East

Wheaton, IL 60187



Elk Grove PETCO

7715 Laguna Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA 95758



North Miami PETCO

14601 Biscayne Blvd.

North Miami Beach, FL 33181


New York

Valley Stream PETCO

366 West Sunrise Highway

Valley Stream, NY 11581




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


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.


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

Marta Karpinska-Dean, PETCO (858) 453-7845 Ext. 2926



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