The Tractor Supply Co. store in Van Buren will host activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions, Saturday, Sept. 19, as part of Pet Appreciation Week.

Held Sept. 16 - 20, Pet Appreciation Week is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends.

"There’s a vast number of healthy dogs and cats just waiting to be adopted, and Pet Appreciation Week is our chance to help these pets find homes," said James Schiappa, manager of the Van Buren Tractor Supply store. "By partnering with our great local nonprofits, we’re able to match families with great pets and help those families start pet ownership on the right foot - or paw."

As part of the main event on Saturday, Sept. 19, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, drawings for $200 worth of gift cards, and giveaways, including a tennis ball and pet food mats while supplies last.

All Pet Appreciation Week events are open to the public - and pets - and will take place at Tractor Supply at 150 Sandstone Drive in Van Buren.

In addition to finding good homes for dogs and cats, Saturday’s adoption events will also raise awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering pets and provide information on proper pet care and nutrition.

Several activities will take place during the main event, including pet adoption, cookout and dog wash.

Community partners for this year’s Pet Appreciation Week include Van Buen FFA and Sebastian County Humane Society, which will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact the Tractor Supply store at (479) 471-1684 for pet adoption details and other planned activities. For more information on Pet Appreciation Week, visitFacebook.com/TractorSupplyCo or TractorSupply.com.