Celebrate the season – and save a life – by adopting a pet into your family during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart®, from November 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 [email protected] 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 PetSmartCharities, 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, click here or call 1-877-473-8762.
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