Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Find Unconditional Love with an Adopted Pet at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, February 10-12

 Valentine’s Day, is next week and what better way to share your love than to fall head over heels for a four-legged companion during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, February 10-12 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store. Save a pet’s life and enrich your own with the pure joy that only a contented purr can bring!

You're bound to find the perfect match among the thousands of pets up for adoption by more than 2,000 local animal welfare organizations in all of the 1,210 PetSmart® stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Your pet adoption will benefit these local shelters and rescue agencies; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants from PetSmart Charities for every pet they adopt in stores during this three-day 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 wonderful supporters, PetSmart Charities funds hundreds of adoption events and awareness programs each year that help find homes for thousands of lovable and healthy pets.”Every year, PetSmart Charities and its local shelter and rescue agency partners host four National Adoption Weekends. During the 2011 National Adoption Weekends, more than 66,000 pets’ lives were saved across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Since 1994, PetSmart Charities has led pet-adoption efforts across North America; helping nearly 5 million pets find homes through the PetSmart Charities adoption centers. PetSmart Charities is also the leading funder of companion animal welfare efforts and has provided $134 million in grants and funding.

National Adoption Weekends are proudly sponsored by Purina® Pro Plan®, Tidy Cats® and PetSmart® in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and Purina® Pro Plan®, MAXX Scoop® and PetSmart® in Canada.

How to AdoptVisit 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, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. 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.

All of PetSmart Charities’ programs are made possible through donations. You can contribute to programs that save lives by making a tax-deductible donation online, by email at gifts@petsmartcharities.org or by calling 623-587-2826.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 at www.facebook.com/savehomelesspets.

 About PetSmart Charities®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 $134 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of nearly 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).


  1. This is a wonderful event. Our local humane is taking part and I have volunteered to help wherever needed over the weekend. Hopefully lots of animals will find their forever homes.

  2. What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day month!! Yay! Hope many furriends find forever homes! Take care

  3. PetSmart and our local shelter work together here in my area to help find homes for the homeless. February/Valentine's is a GREAT time to add more LOVE to your household with the addition of a kitty! We adopted Sam in February, 2000 and it certainly filled our house with love!

    Pam (and Sam)

  4. @Pam and Sam, Sammy was a PetSmart kitty? I didn't know that!!!

    @Old Kitty I couldn't agree more!

    @SquirrelQueen that is fantastic that you have volunteered to help this weekend! Praying the babies find furever homes!

  5. Pet Smart really does a lot to help animals find homes. This sounds like a great event and we sure hope lots of kitties and puppies find some forever homes. What a great Valentines present. Take care.

  6. Pet Smart is my first choice for shopping because of their great charity work with animals.

  7. Sounds like a brilliant event! Hope many little tikes find their furrever home x

  8. Hi Cody and Caren,
    It's a wonderful event, thanks for sharing all information!
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

  9. Oh we hope lots of babies get their furrever homes at this event!!!

  10. @Marg yes, petsmart does amazing work at helping animals find homes. Praying these babies find theirs! have a great day!

    @catspoiler, me too!

    @Luna thank you!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    @Carolyn so do we!

    @Mario that is where I saw a gorgeous Tortie a few months ago. Yes, they do quite a bit of good!

    @Hilary it is!

  11. Pet Smart does such good work in helping animals find homes. Although Kozmo was from the Humane Society, he found Mommy and Daddy at PetSmart!

  12. A brilliant event for the loving month.. Hope lots of the fur babies get loving homes.. Hugs GJ xx

  13. Hooray! Adoption is one of my favorite words!

  14. thanks much everyone! We couldn't agree more!

  15. Thanks for the info! Hubby has been dreaming of a pooch but I think we aren't ready yet.