SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

September 21, 2011 11:00 ET

Give a Forever Home to an Adoptable Pet During the PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend in Puerto Rico, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - If you've been considering adopting a cat or a dog, dozens of wonderful pets will be available for adoption from animal-welfare organizations in PetSmart® stores in Puerto Rico during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, September 30 through October 2.

"Sadly, four million adoptable pets are euthanized every year because they don't have a home to go to. Adoption is one of the best ways to put an end to pet homelessness," said Susana Della Maddalena, vice president and executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. "When you adopt, you save a life and enrich your own."

PetSmart Charities has helped more than 4.6 million pets find homes through its adoption centers since 1994. National Adoption Weekends are held four times a year to bring extra awareness to pets that need homes. This adoption event will be held in the following PetSmart stores in Puerto Rico:

Señorial Plaza Mall
South San Juan

Río Hondo Plaza
Expo, De Diego and Ave. Comerío

San Patricio Plaza
A2 Calle Ébano

Plaza Centro, Caguas
200 Rafael Cordero Ave.

Participating animal-welfare groups manage adoptions and determine their own pet-adoption fees and adoption guidelines. Call a PetSmart® store near you for store hours and information about the participating organizations.

As an added benefit, PetSmart Charities will provide $35 adoption-reward grants to all participating shelters and rescue agencies for every pet they adopt in stores during the weekend adoption event. PetSmart Charities provides approximately $8 million in adoption-reward grants annually to its 1,900 nonprofit adoption partners.

Learn more about how PetSmart Charities is saving the lives of homeless pets by visiting and on Facebook at

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 more than 4.6 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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