Operation Pets Alive Partners with Petco Love to “Give Pets Their Best Shot”

Operation Pets Alive Partners with Petco Love to “Give Pets Their Best Shot”

Operation Pets Alive and Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets to Host Free Vaccine and Microchip Event, Powered by Petco Love, on May 29, 2022, at First Methodist Conroe

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (May 16, 2022) – Operation Pets Alive is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event on May 29, 2022.

In an effort to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations, Petco Love will provide free pet vaccines to Operation Pets Alive for family pets in need. As puppy and kitten season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia – increases, but is preventable with a simple vaccine.

Operation Pets Alive has partnered with Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets to host the free vaccine event. Together, they aim to vaccinate 300 pets through this effort. The free vaccine event will take place on May 29, 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at First Methodist Conroe at 4308 W. Davis Street in Conroe, Texas. Vaccinations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPP Canine and FVRCP Feline vaccines. The event is also being sponsored by Fi Nano, enabling up to 300 animals to be microchipped.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Sue Woody, Vice President of Operation Pets Alive. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes crucial pet vaccines accessible to pet parents who may be experiencing financial challenges and assures that cost is not a barrier to protecting pets from preventable diseases. 

“Treatment for these deadly diseases can be prohibitively expensive for many pet parents,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By providing free vaccines to those in need, we can help these pets live a healthy life. Through this national effort and our other Petco Love Care initiatives, we continue our 22-year history of strategic investments and innovation to end unnecessary pet euthanasia.”

National Pet Vaccination Month is a continuation of Petco Love’s 1 million free pet vaccine campaign, which has helped 400,000 pets to date. Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed reported their pets had never been vaccinated against these diseases. With Bissell Pet Foundation as an additional partner this month, Petco Love’s goal is to increase awareness and accelerate the distribution of vaccines. 

For more information about Operation Pets Alive and Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vet’s vaccine event, visit this website. Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at petcolove.org or freepetvaccines.org.

About Operation Pets Alive

Operation Pets Alive (OPA) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs that raise community awareness, reduce the number of dogs and cats who enter our shelters and increase the number of dogs and cats who leave our shelters alive.

At OPA, we depend entirely on volunteers to implement our life-saving work. Each year, we rescue thousands of homeless pets, and impact the lives of hundreds more through our Core Programs. All thanks to countless volunteer hours. Join us and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of the homeless animals of Montgomery County by visiting operationpetsalive.org or following us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets

Founded in 2015, and based in Houston, Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets, formerly known as South by South Vets, is a state-of-the-art, mobile veterinary clinic revolutionizing the industry and the manner in which veterinary care is delivered to its patients. Bringing complete medical services straight to their pet owners’ homes, the company’s goal is to provide exceptional veterinary care and customer service, while reducing unnecessary stress on pets and their owners. Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets currently operates five full-service mobile veterinary clinics staffed by seven Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and twelve skilled Veterinary Technicians. The company’s capabilities include wellness and illness exams, in-house labs, radiology, end-of-life care, routine surgeries, laser therapy and dental procedures.

Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets currently provides care to pets in the Greater Houston area and expanded into The Woodlands in January 2022. You can learn more about them on their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

About Petco Love

Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.

Media Contacts

Operation Pets Alive
Jacquelyn Matthews-Kimla
Marketing Lead

Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets
Tory Griswold
Marketing Associate

Petco Love
Petco Love Media


  1. Mary

    Will you have rabies shots available?
    Thanks. Mary

    • jacquelyn

      Hi Mary, sorry for the delay in responding. We did end up securing a sponsor for rabies shots a few days before the event. We hope to have another event in the future and will make the announcement on our website and Facebook page. Be sure and follow us on Facebook here to see when it’s announced!