SOURCE: PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

January 30, 2014 08:00 ET

True Love Is Right Around the Corner at PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Weekend, February 14-16

Experience the Adoption Process From a Homeless Pet's Perspective in New Video

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2014) -  Don't spend this Valentine's Day at home waiting to get swept off your feet. Unconditional love is waiting for you at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart®, from February 14-16 at your local PetSmart store. Whether you are looking for a relaxed, cool cat or a youthful, energetic puppy, you're bound to find the perfect match.

With more than 2,000 "matchmakers" (animal-welfare organizations) on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, you can easily find the perfect pet to cuddle up with during National Adoption Weekend.

"PetSmart Charities is making a tremendous impact on pet homelessness and individual lives through National Adoption Weekend events," said Jan Wilkins, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. "We know that adopting pets not only saves their lives, but it makes our lives better, too."

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.

"By partnering with PetSmart Charities, we're able to make lifelong matches between thousands of deserving pets and pet parents every National Adoption Weekend," said David Lenhardt, chief executive officer, PetSmart. "At PetSmart, we know that pets enrich our lives and we're proud to play a key role in these adoption events."

Video: Adoption through the Eyes of a Pet
If you've ever wondered what a pet experiences as they wait to find a forever home, PetSmart Charities just released a video showing adoption from a pet's perspective. PetSmart Charities placed collar cameras on homeless cats and dogs to gather insight into what they see in a shelter waiting to be adopted. See for yourself on PetSmart Charities' YouTube channel.

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, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. 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.

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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