PetSmart® Aims to Pair Up All the Single Doggies (and Kitties) with Loving Pet Parents in Time for Valentine's Day

Playful "Better Than" Reminders Invite Prospective Pet Parents to Save a Life by Adopting a Pet during National Adoption Weekend

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - If you're looking for someone to love this Valentine's Day, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada invites you to find your perfect soul mate with a deserving cat or dog at the February National Adoption Weekend event held in all PetSmart stores across Canada Feb. 12-14.

PetSmart Charities of Canada and its local shelter partners plan to play matchmaker with people everywhere, expanding families and giving thousands of single dogs or cats their forever homes. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, PetSmart has identified the top five reasons why an adopted pet is the perfect year-round Valentine and may even be "better than" some significant others. Here are some playful reminders:

  1. Your pet won't whine about spending Saturday night cuddling, while watching your favourite movie – again.
  2. You'll never see your pet upset that you feed him or her the same dinner night after night.
  3. Your pet doesn't mind being trained – they are even excited to show you their new tricks!
  4. It's not hard to shop for pets – you always know that treats and toys top their list.
  5. It's perfectly acceptable to pick your pet's friends for them.

"Opening your heart and home to an adoptable cat or dog brings unconditional love on Valentine's Day that can also last a lifetime," said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada.. "We look forward to saving more lives as adoptable pets find their forever home this National Adoption Weekend."

Fall in Love with an Adoptable Pet
You can find your perfect match at the February National Adoption Weekend event at all PetSmart stores across Canada.


PetSmart Charities of Canada Adoption Centres or designated adoption areas in all PetSmart stores


Fri., Feb. 12 and Sat., Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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Tell us how your adopted pet is "better than" a significant other.  Join the conversation by following @PetSmart on Twitter or on Facebook at

As a gift to new pet adopters for saving a life – whether adopting at PetSmart or elsewhere – PetSmart offers its free Adoption Starter Kit available every day at PetSmart stores. The Kit includes tips to care for a new cat or dog and coupons valued at $325 in savings on beds, bowls, collars, leashes, and free one-time services such as grooming, boarding and training. Also included is a free bag of dog or cat food from Simply Nourish™, Authority® or Good Natured™ – all proud sponsors of PetSmart Charities™ of Canada adoptions and National Adoption Weekends held at PetSmart stores.

Partnering to Save Lives
Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Charities of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores. Four times each year, PetSmart highlights the adoption program through National Adoption Weekends where 15,000-plus pets find lifelong, loving homes in a single weekend. 

Last year, through all the combined adoption efforts at PetSmart stores two pets were adopted every minute a store was open and about 1,400 pets' lives were saved every day.

About PetSmart Canada 
In Canada, PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 3,500 associates and operate 113 pet stores across Canada with 7 operating in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including , and – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in North America. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 180,000 pets since 1999.  In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people's lives—we live it.

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About PetSmart Charities of Canada
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada.  Each year more than 20,000 cats and dogs find Canadian homes through our adoption program in nearly all PetSmart® stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $9 million to help pets in need with a funding focus on adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, independent from PetSmart, Inc.

SOURCE PetSmart Canada

For further information: Golin for PetSmart Inc.: Patrick Martins,, 416-642-7958; Golin for PetSmart Charities of Canada: Rebecca Webster,, 416-642-7975; PetSmart Media Line: 623-587-2177

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