TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 of Canada 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 a hundred "matchmakers" (animal-welfare organizations) on-site at the more than 85 PetSmart stores in Canada, you can easily find the perfect pet to cuddle up with during National Adoption Weekend.
"PetSmart Charities of Canada made a significant impact on pet homelessness last year through National Adoption Weekend events," said John DeFranco, president, PetSmart Charities of Canada. "Through our valued partnerships we hope to save even more lives this year and share the love adopted pets bring their families."
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 MAXX Scoop® are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.
"Partnering with PetSmart Charities of Canada, we're committed to finding lifelong matches between deserving pets and pet parents every National Adoption Weekend," said Rob Smith, regional director, PetSmart Canada. "At PetSmart, we're proud to host these adoption events and find loving homes for pets."
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, go to our YouTube channel for a video showing adoption from a pet's perspective.
How to Adopt
Visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada's adoption centre inside any PetSmart store in Canada 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.
You can also follow PetSmart Charities of Canada 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 $3.7 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, Inc.
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PetSmart Charities of Canada