SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

May 28, 2013 08:30 ET

PetSmart Charities® Gives "Two Paws Up" for Top 10 Adoption-"Furriendly" U.S. Cities

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) -  More than 15,600 pets were adopted during the recent PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, which was held May 3-5 in partnership with more than 2,000 local adoption groups at all PetSmart stores across the U.S.

Albuquerque, N.M. tops the list of adoption-"furriendliest" cities with the most pets adopted during the three-day event. A total of 228 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens found forever homes -- more than in any other city.

Based on PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend data, the top 10 cities for pet adoptions are:

1. Albuquerque, N.M. (288 adoptions) 
2. Mentor, Ohio (170 adoptions)
3. Terre Haute, Ind. (163 adoptions)
4. Mesa, Ariz. (161 adoptions)
5. Evansville, Ind. (156 adoptions)
6. Phoenix, Ariz. (126 adoptions)
7. San Antonio, Texas (120 adoptions)
8. Littleton, Colo. (115 adoptions)
9. Houston, Texas (111 adoptions)
10. Fort Worth, Texas (105 adoptions)

A total of 1,455 pets found forever homes across all of these adoption-"furriendly" cities.

"We're proud of all of our stores and adoption partners that found loving homes for more than 15,000 pets during National Adoption Weekend," said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc. "Special kudos to everyone in these top ten cities for going above and beyond to help save the lives of homeless pets."

In addition to thousands of pets finding their forever homes, PetSmart Charities rewarded local adoption partners with $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at the event.

Will Albuquerque keep its number one spot, or will another town claim the title of Adoption-"Furriendliest" City? Those ready to become pet parents can help their city be on top by adopting at the next PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend on September 13-15. Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following PetSmart Charities on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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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