SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

January 30, 2012 08:30 ET

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

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - This Valentine's Day, 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 tail wag can bring.

Whether your type is a cat or dog, puppy or kitten, purebred or mixed breed, 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 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, 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).

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