REMINDER: PetSmart Charities to host “National Adoption Weekend” May 4-6 –

One of the most wonderful things a person can do is help a pet find a caring and stable home. I am a big advocate of pet adoption – my dog, Jasper, was originally rescued by the Humane Society and later fostered at a home with other dogs before I adopted him. Now he quite literally rules my house. I’m not mad about it. In fact, all pets should be given the opportunity to be this loved and cared for, which is why PetSmart is hosting a nationwide pet adoption event to make it easier to adopt a furry friend.

While there are individual events in select cities, every PetSmart store nationwide will host the “PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend” from May 4 to May 6.

PetSmart has always been committed to pet adoption. There are over 2,000 local animal welfare organizations in PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. In addition to finding the perfect pet for you, your adoption directly benefits local shelters and rescue agencies; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt during the event.

“Adoption is one of the key ways to save pets and end pet homelessness, not to mention enrich our own lives with a loving companion,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, PetSmart Charities funds hundreds of adoption events and awareness programs each year that help find lifelong homes for nearly 5 million pets since our organization was created in 1994.”

To participate in the National Adoption weekend event, you can visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers inside any PetSmart® store in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 4 and May 5; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6. To learn about the adoption center’s fees and guidelines, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

Originally posted here: PetSmart Charities to host “National Adoption Weekend” May 4-6 – Pets.