Come have your pet photographed with Santa Claus at the store on December 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. For $8.95 you will receive a 4 x 6 keepsake photo. All proceeds will benefit a local animal welfare organization.
The store is also collecting new "Kong" pet toys or monetary donations through December 24 to go to local animal shelters. Details about the drive can be obtained at the sales register.
Unleashed by Petco is a smaller version of a traditional Petco store. It does not sell live animals, but it does specialize in selling a wide selection of natural and holistic pet foods. It also has a self-service petwash.
On December 29 from 2 to 3 p.m. the store will present a pet potty training workshop. You can also stop by the store that day to meet cats in need of loving homes. Cats available for adoption will be at the store to meet and greet potential adopters that day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Sunday, December 30 it will hold a puppy playtime from 3 to 4 p.m. All breeds of puppies age 2 to 6 months old are welcome to meet and interact for indoor playtime. Proof of the puppy's second set of vaccinations is required to play.
In the past they have offered dental workshops and other educational programs for pet owners. They conduct ongoing private and group training classes for puppies and adult dogs.
Unleashed by Petco in San Leandro is recruiting new team members. To apply, see the store manager, Aaron Groner or apply online at Petco.com at its career section.
For more information call the store at 510-357-3387. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.