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TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - This Valentine's Day, why not fall in love with a deserving adoptable cat or dog? The PetSmart Charities of Canada's Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend takes place from Feb. 14-15 at your local PetSmart store. This two-day event allows people to meet thousands of friendly, lovable dogs and cats that are looking for their forever home.
PetSmart Charities of Canada's recent Shelter Pet Report found that while 73 per cent of people say that pet homelessness is at least somewhat important to them, an equal number admit they have done nothing to help solve the issue in their communities. The PetSmart Charities of Canada Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend allows Canadians the opportunity to take action and make a difference in a homeless pet's life. More than 100 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at PetSmart stores in Canada, giving Canadian's the chance to find the perfect valentine, whether they are looking for a purebred or mixed breed, or a dog, cat, puppy or kitten.
"Adopting a cat or dog brings unconditional love on Valentine's Day that can also last a lifetime," said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada. "Our recent Shelter Pet Report revealed that 84 per cent of Canadians are considering pet adoption, and this is one of the best weekends of the year to help a pet find their forever home."
"At PetSmart, we are pet parents and understand how important our furry friends are to our families," said Rob Smith, regional director, PetSmart Canada. "We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities of Canada for the Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend event and look forward to watching more families grow and saving the lives of hundreds of homeless pets."
PetSmart®, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® in Canada are proud sponsors of the Be My Valentine Adoption Weekend.
Get Inspired with a Video
Adopting a cat or dog not only saves a life; you also gain a forever companion who will love you unconditionally. See what real adopters had to say about falling in love with their adopted pets in this fun, new video.
How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities' of Canada adoption centre inside any PetSmart store in Canada from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. 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 of Canada and PetSmart on Facebook throughout the Be My Valentine 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 for PetSmart Charities, firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-642-7967; Stephanie Kerr, PetSmart Charities of Canada, SKerr@PetSmartCharities.org / 289-313-6368