As a great start to the holiday season, more than 17,100 pets found lifelong, loving homes during the three-day PetSmart Charities Holiday National Adoption Weekend on November 12-14. The adoption event was held in all 1,164 PetSmart® stores in the United States and Canada, with more than 2,000 shelters and rescue groups participating.
Proudly sponsored by Purina® Pro Plan®, Tidy Cats® (Maxx Scoop in Canada) and PetSmart®, the event was PetSmart Charities’ fourth and final national adoption weekend in 2010. During the three day event, 17,181 dogs, cats and small animals went home with their new families. The number of pets’ lives saved during the four national adoption events totals 68,883.
PetSmart® stores with the highest adoption numbers included Evansville, Ind. with 100 adoptions; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with 97 adoptions; Lexington, Ky. with 94 adoptions; Grand Junction, Colo. with 91 adoptions; and Topeka, Kan. with 86 adoptions.