TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Fall head over paws for an adopted dog,
cat, puppy or kitten during the PetSmart Charities of Canada's National Adoption Weekend. Sponsored by PetSmart®, from September 14-16 you can visit your neighbourhood PetSmart store
to participate, gain a loving companion and give a forever home to a
The event brings together more than 126 Canadian, local animal welfare
organizations with a variety of adoptable pets in need of homes and a
perfect match for you. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are available
for adoption, as well as cats and dogs looking for their lifelong home.
"Adoption is one of the key ways to save pets and end pet homelessness,
not to mention enrich our own lives with a loving companion," said
Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. "Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, PetSmart Charities of Canada funds hundreds of
adoption events and awareness programs each year that have helped find
homes for more than 130,000 pets."
Animal welfare organizations will be on-site in all PetSmart stores
across Canada and will participate in National Adoption Weekend. These
events are proudly sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and MAXX Scoop®. Every adoption benefits participating local animal welfare
organizations and rescue agencies which receive $35 in adoption-reward
grants from PetSmart Charities of Canada for every pet they adopt
during the event.
"Each year, more than 140,000 companion pets are admitted into animal
welfare organizations in Canada," said John DeFranco, vice president of
supply chain, merchandising and marketing, PetSmart Canada. "We are
committed to working with PetSmart Charities of Canada to help save the
lives of homeless pets. By offering training classes and a variety of
products that help pet parents, we help these pets stay in happy,
How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada's adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the Canada from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday,
September 14 and Saturday, September 15; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sunday, September 16. To find the PetSmart store nearest you and to
learn about the adoption center's fees and guidelines, visit www.PetSmartCharities.org/adoption or call 1-877-473-8762.
All of PetSmart Charities of Canada'a programs are made possible through
donations. You can contribute to programs that save lives by making a
donation online, by email at email@example.com or by calling 623-587-2826. Your donation may be tax deductible.
Stay up-to-date on the many ways PetSmart Charities of Canada is saving
the lives of homeless pets by visiting www.PetSmartCharities.org and by following on Facebook at www.facebook.com/savehomelesspets.
About PetSmart Canada®
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of
services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. In Canada we
employ approximately 29,000 associates and operates over 78 pet stores
across Canada, more than 7 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading provider of pet
supplies and pet care information (www.petsmart.ca). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and
pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding,
PetSmart Doggie Day Camp SM day care services and pet adoption
About PetSmart Charities® of Canada
Since 1999, PetSmart Charities of Canada Inc., an independent non-profit
animal welfare organization, has raised more than $4.3 million
benefiting animal welfare organizations across the country. Through its
in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Canada has helped save the lives of nearly 130,000 pets.
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Image with caption: "Those looking to adopt a pet can find thousands of adoptable pets at PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend events in all PetSmart stores Sept. 14-16. (AP Photo/Art Foxall) (CNW Group/Weber Shandwick Worldwide) (CNW Group/PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120905_C3632_PHOTO_EN_17467.jpg
SOURCE: PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc.
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Meghan Ney, GolinHarris for PetSmart Canada