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Curtis Lumber Hosts Pet Adoption Event

For 12 years, Curtis Lumber, which has 23 locations in New York and Vermont, has hosted PetAPalooza, an adoption event that has placed over 5,000 pets into loving homes since it began. Along with cats and dogs, the event finds homes for bunnies, birds, farm animals, horses and reptiles.

The Curtis family has always been an advocate for abused, neglected and forgotten animals and started PetAPalooza in hopes of shedding light on adopting shelter pets in need, says marketing coordinator Jennifer Stickney.

“The Curtises have used the company’s name to help get the word out to the public to not only adopt shelter pets, but also to have pets spayed or neutered to avoid unwanted strays in our local communities,” she says.

PetAPalooza connects Curtis Lumber with pet lovers in each of the 23 communities the company has stores. Local shelters and rescue groups can bring their adoptable pets to the event to interact with attendees.

“This informal setting really makes a difference in getting these pets adopted while the public enjoys a fun family day out,” Stickney says. “Pets are family, and there is no greater service we can provide than giving community members years of joy and love via their newly adopted furry friends.”

Read more Checkout stories about community outreach efforts here, including how Nikiski Hardware & Supply treated local children to free story time when in-person school was suspended during the pandemic and how Wood’s Ace Hardware & Mercantile combined two hobbies into one fitness event.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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