SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

April 22, 2014 08:30 ET

Spring Into Action: Adopt a Pet at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, May 2-4

Watch: Experience the Adoption Process From a Homeless Pet's Perspective

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Start this spring off on the right paw. Spring into action and adopt a pet at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart®, from May 2-4 at your local PetSmart store. The weekend-long event allows people to meet thousands of friendly, lovable dogs and cats waiting for someone to spring into action and adopt them. Whether it's a clever cat or a playful puppy, you are bound to find a new best friend.

More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Prospective pet parents can meet the dogs and cats available for adoption and talk with volunteers about the adoption process and how to prepare to bring a new pet into their home.

"If you are interested in adding a new furry companion to your family, you may be considering buying. But, homeless cats and dogs can be even more rewarding and a better choice," said Jan Wilkins, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. "Adopting a cat or dog is sure to bring you a lifetime of unconditional love."

"At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people," said David Lenhardt, chief executive officer, PetSmart. "Partnering with PetSmart Charities for National Adoption Weekend events allow us to create more moments for people to be inspired by pets."

PetSmart Charities will reward all participating adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during the event. PetSmart, Inc., Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada) are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.

Video: Adoption through the Eyes of a Pet
PetSmart Charities placed collar cameras on homeless cats and dogs to gather insight into what they see in a shelter as they wait to be adopted. See for yourself in this fun, new video.

How to Adopt
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 2 and Saturday, May 3; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. To find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit http://pets.petsmart.com/adoptions/ or call 1-877-473-8762.

Join the Conversation
You can follow PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook throughout National Adoption Weekend at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and www.facebook.com/PetSmart. Or, talk with us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PetSmartChariTs and https://twitter.com/PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove. We also invite you to share your adoption story. Your pet's happy "tail" will be posted on PetSmart Charities Pet Adoption Announcements page.

ABOUT PETSMART CHARITIES®
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 sponsored 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 services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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