Help an Adopted Pet Make the Team at the PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Weekend, September 12-14

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Fall is here and you know what that means: hockey season is almost back. Whether you cheer loudly for your team every game or simply jump on the bandwagon at the end of the season, it's a great time to add another "teammate" to your cheering section. This fall, consider saving a life by adopting a pet at the PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Weekend.

This weekend-long event, sponsored by PetSmart®, takes place from September 12-14 at your local PetSmart store and is the perfect opportunity to find a new teammate. More than 100 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 95 PetSmart stores in Canada to help you find a new buddy to cheer alongside you this season.

"National Adoption Weekend events raise awareness about pet homelessness and help make a positive impact on the issue," said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada. "Not only do you save a life when you choose to adopt, but you'll also be rewarded with a lifetime of unconditional love."

"Events like National Adoption Weekend demonstrate our continued commitment to helping every pet find a forever home," said Rob Smith, Regional Director, PetSmart Canada. "We look forward to working with our partners to help pets find loving families."

PetSmart Charities of Canada rewards 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® are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.

How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities' adoption centre inside any PetSmart store in Canada from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. 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® OF CANADA
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 14,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than 5 million to help pets in need, with a focus on spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

SOURCE: PetSmart Charities of Canada

For further information: Melissa Adamson, GolinHarris, 416.642.7967/madamson@golinharris.com

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