SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

August 28, 2013 08:30 ET

Fall Into Love With an Adoptable Pet at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, September 13-15

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - This time of year, a few things are certain: days get shorter, leaves change color, and kids return to school. But, did you know September may also be the perfect time of year to add a new companion to your home? You can do just that by adopting at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 13-15 at your neighborhood PetSmart® store. Not only will you gain a loving friend through adoption, but you'll also save the life of a deserving pet.

More than 2,000 adoption partners will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you fall head over paws with a new furry friend, whether you're a feline fanatic or devoted to dogs.

"Collaborating with our adoption partners throughout North America allows us help find homes for thousands of deserving pets each National Adoption Weekend," said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. "By focusing our efforts in local communities to achieve the greatest impact, PetSmart Charities has become a leader in pet adoptions -- finding homes for more than 5.5 million dogs and cats since 1994." 

Not only will you save a life by adopting this fall, but PetSmart Charities will also reward all participating local adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted this weekend.

"As part of PetSmart's vision of providing total lifetime care, we are committed to saving pets' lives," said David Lenhardt, chief executive officer, PetSmart. "We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong, loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend."

National Adoption Weekends are sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada). The final National Adoption Weekend of 2013 will take place November 15-17.

How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities' adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. To learn more about the event and to find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

Follow for Live Updates
For weekend updates and photos, follow along with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at and You can join the conversation on Twitter at and and follow the hashtag #adoptlove.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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