SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

April 17, 2013 08:30 ET

Help Every Pet Find Paradise by Adopting at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, May 3-5

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - The sound of waves crashing, the feeling of sand between your toes -- with summer right around the corner, everyone wants a piece of paradise, and pets are no different. While taking an exotic vacation may not be part of your plans, you can give a pet a permanent place in paradise -- no travel required -- by adopting at PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend from May 3-5 at your local PetSmart® store.

Sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada), National Adoption Weekend features more than 2,000 adoption partners on-site at all 1,278 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to match you with your perfect relaxation buddy.

"The successful adoption stories we hear each National Adoption Weekend prove the work PetSmart Charities is doing makes a difference in the lives of homeless pets," said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. "Through our collaboration with thousands of adoption partners across North America, we can focus on the pet homelessness issue at a local level and achieve the greatest impact."

Not only will you give a pet their paradise by adopting, but PetSmart Charities will also reward all participating local adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at this event.

"By donating space for pet adoptions in every PetSmart store in North America, we are working with PetSmart Charities to save the lives of more than 400,000 pets every year," said John Alpaugh, chief marketing officer, PetSmart.

How to Adopt
During National Adoption Weekend, visit the PetSmart Charities' adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. To learn more about the event and to find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

Stay Connected
For weekend updates and photos, follow along with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at and You can also join the conversation on Twitter at and and by following 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 signature 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 programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc.

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