Celebrate saving lives at PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Nov. 2-4

Celebrate the season – and save a life – by adopting a pet into your family during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart®, fromNovember 2-4 at your neighborhood PetSmart store. Together with more than 2,000 U.S., Canadian and Puerto Rican animal welfare organizations, PetSmart Charities hopes to find homes for thousands of wonderful adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Nearly 8 million pets end up in U.S. shelters every year, and half – about 11,000 every day – are euthanized. PetSmart Charities’ programs, including National Adoption Weekend, are made possible through donations. Just $25 saves the life of a healthy, adoptable pet and funds programs focused on giving these pets a second chance. Donations can be made online, by email at gifts@petsmartcharities.org or by calling 623-587-2826.

“Not only does an adoptable pet bring joy to our lives, but adoption is one of the key ways to end pet

homelessness,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “While adoption is one piece of the solution, we know not everyone is able to adopt. You can help celebrate saving a pet’s life with a donation that will fund adoption events like this that have played a role in finding homes for more than 5 million pets.”

During National Adoption Weekend, animal-welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,250 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. These events are proudly sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada). As an added incentive, participating local shelters and rescue agencies will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt during the event.

“We are committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by donating space in every PetSmart store nationwide for pet adoptions. Together with PetSmart Charities, we’re truly making a difference one life at a time,” said John Alpaugh, chief marketing officer, PetSmart. “And to ensure these pets find happy, forever homes, our stores offer a wide selection of products and services to help pet parents care for the newest member of the family – everything from food and apparel to training classes and grooming.”

How to Adopt

Visit the PetSmart Charities’ adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. To find the PetSmart store nearest you and to learn about the adoption center’s fees and guidelines, visit www.PetSmartCharities.org/adoption or call 1-877-473-8762.

Stay up-to-date on the many ways PetSmart Charities is saving the lives of homeless pets by visiting www.PetSmartCharities.org and by following on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities.


Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

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8 years ago

Brian, this is fantastic. Would it be OK if I share it on the new site I started? It is
http://tampabaypetsonline.com and is hyper local to Tampa Bay, and a lot of rescues hold adoptions at the local PetSmart stores here. I would use some key ideas but then send people back to your site for more.
I am traveling all week, so probably would not get it done and up right away, but certainly before the weekend.
Thanks –