Submit Your SPCA Happy Tale for a Chance to Win!

We LOVE it when our adopters share their SPCA Happy Tale follow up stories. Now is your chance to share YOUR story with the world and help the Winchester SPCA earn $100K in Lifesaving Funds and make everyone’s Holiday Wishes come true!

The Petco Foundation, together with BOBS from Skechers, want to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better. Winning stories will receive up to a $100,000 Holiday Wishes grant award for their adoption organization PLUS winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree and BOBS from Skechers shoes!

Submit your Holiday Wishes story by Sept. 23!

1. If you’ve adopted a pet from the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties, share how your pet changes your life for the better each and every day. Write your story in 500 words or less.

2. Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet and two additional photos. You can add video too to help illustrate the bond between you and your pet. Visit to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration. Remember, good stories will show how your pet changed YOUR life.

3. Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:

· SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke
· Lavenda Denney, Executive Director
· 540-662-8616
· 54-6053158

4. Submit your story and photos to by Sept. 23, noon CST. But hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed.

Winners will be announced during the holiday season. Finalists will receive a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000 and BOBS from Skecher’s shoes, and the organization they adopted from will receive a grant award ranging from $5,000 up to $100,000! For more information, visit and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.