Rock Legend Bret Michaels Celebrates Saving Pets

The holiday season can be a great time to save and celebrate adopted pets.

If you’ve already made a lifelong friend by adopting your perfect match or you’re just beginning to consider pet adoption, you can make a difference in saving the lives of the 8 million pets that end up in shelters across North America each year. Sadly, about half of these adoptable pets, or 11,000 a day, will be euthanized because they don’t have homes—but pet homelessness can be solved and there are many ways you can help.

That’s where rock legend Bret Michaels comes in. He offers this message: Everyone can make a difference in a homeless pet’s life—and there’s no better time than now.

Michaels is a lifelong pet lover and pet adoption advocate. He has furry family members of his own, including a German shepherd named Tarkus Arlicicus. He’s even been known to pick up homeless pets while out on tour to help find them the loving homes they deserve.

Which is why he’s working with PetSmart Charities® to end pet homelessness. His pet line at PetSmart® stores includes a Chance plush toy where 10 percent of the proceeds benefits PetSmart Charities.

Here’s how else you can improve the lives of homeless pets today:

• Adopting: Adoption is easy to do and it doesn’t take a hero. If you’re ready to love and care for a pet, you can help save a life. Adoption opens up space at shelters, allowing room for more pets to come in and stay longer, giving them a better chance of finding a home. If you’re considering adoption, PetSmart Charities’ Adoptable Pets Locator can help you find your perfect match nearby. Visit to learn more.


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8 years ago

Love your new site. Good job. Sure hope Misty finds a good home.