SOURCE: PetSmart Charities of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada

February 06, 2013 09:00 ET

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

Homeless Pets Across Canada Get a Second Chance at a Loving Home

TORONTO--(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 126 "matchmakers" (animal-welfare organizations) on-site at all PetSmart stores in Canada, 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 John DeFranco, President of PetSmart Charities of Canada, 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 MAXX Scoop®.

"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 Rob Smith, regional director, PetSmart Canada.

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 Canada 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 the PetSmart store nearest you and to learn about the adoption center's fees and guidelines, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

Since 1999, PetSmart Charities of Canada Inc., an independent non-profit animal welfare organization, has raised more than $4.3 million benefiting animal welfare organizations across the country. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Canada has helped save the lives of nearly 130,000 pets.

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