SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

February 06, 2013 09:00 ET

Find the Love of a Lifetime at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, Feb. 22-24

Then Share the Love With PetSmart Charities' Valentine's Day Facebook App and Photo Contest

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2013) - If your language of love is a wet, sloppy kiss, an enthusiastic tail wag, and a purr that keeps you up at night, true love is waiting for you at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart®, from February 22-24 at your local PetSmart store.

With more than 2,000 "matchmakers" (animal-welfare organizations) on-site at all 1,269 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, you're bound to find the perfect pet partner during National Adoption Weekend.

"PetSmart Charities is changing lives with innovative programs and events that address the pet overpopulation problem at the community level," said Stephanie Butler, senior director of programs, grants and research, PetSmart Charities, Inc. "When you adopt, you save a pet's life and enrich your own."

Further sharing the love, PetSmart Charities will give all participating animal-welfare organizations $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during this event.

National Adoption Weekend events are sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada).

"By donating space for pet adoptions in every PetSmart store, we are working with PetSmart Charities to save the lives of millions of homeless pets," said John Alpaugh, chief marketing officer, PetSmart.

Valentine's Day App Keeps the Love Going
Want to share your love for adopted pets? It's easy to do using PetSmart Charities' Valentine's Day Facebook application. Through Feb. 13, send a Valentine with your adopted pet's photo, and share photos with other pet lovers. Fans can vote for their favorite pet pictures throughout the campaign. The winners will be featured as PetSmart Charities' Facebook cover photos of the week. For more details, visit

To adopt during National Adoption Weekend, 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, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. To find out more information on the event and to locate the PetSmart store nearest you, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

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 or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).

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