Celebrate Saving Homeless Pets During PetSmart Charities(R)

Celebrate Saving Homeless Pets During PetSmart Charities(R) National
Adoption Weekend, November 2-4 
TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/12 --  Celebrate the season -- and
save a life -- by adopting a pet into your family during the PetSmart
Charities of Canada's National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by
PetSmart(R). Visit your neighbourhood PetSmart store from November
2-4 to help find forever homes for hundreds of wonderful adoptable
dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. 
Each year, more than 140,000 companion pets are admitted into animal
welfare organizations in Canada. PetSmart Charities of Canada's
programs, including National Adoption Weekend, are made possible
through donations. Just $25 saves the life of a healthy, adoptable
pet and funds programs focused on giving these pets a second chance.
Donations can be made online, by email at gifts@petsmartcharities.org
or by calling 623-587-2826. Also new to PetSmart stores across the
country is the ability to donate via interact in-store, making it
easier to make a difference in the lives of pets every day of the
year. 
"Not only does an adoptable pet bring joy to our lives, but adoption
is one of the key ways to end pet homelessness," said John DeFranco,
President of PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. "While adoption is
one piece of the solution, we know not everyone is able to adopt. You
can help celebrate saving a pet's life with a donation that will fund
adoption events like this that have played a role in finding homes
for more than 130,000 pets across Canada."  
During National Adoption Weekend, more than 126 Canadian local animal
welfare organizations will come together with a variety of adoptable
pets in need of homes, to assist in finding 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. 
These events are proudly sponsored by PetSmart, Purina(R) Pro Plan(R)
and MAXX Scoop(R). As an added incentive, participating local welfare
organizations and rescue agencies will receive $35 in adoption-reward
grants from PetSmart Charities of Canada for every pet they adopt
during the event. 
"We are committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by donating
space in every PetSmart store nationwide for pet adoptions. Together
with PetSmar
t Charities of Canada, we're truly making a difference
one life at a time," said Jennifer Kinnon, marketing manager,
PetSmart Canada. "And to ensure these pets find happy, forever homes,
our stores offer a wide selection of products and services to help
pet parents care for the newest member of the family -- everything
from food and apparel to training classes and grooming."  
How to Adopt
 Visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada's adoption
centres inside any PetSmart store across the country from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sunday, Nov. 4. 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.  
Stay up-to-date on the many ways PetSmart Charities is saving the
lives of homeless pets by visiting www.PetSmartCharities.org and by
following on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities.  
About PetSmart Canada(R) 
 In Canada, PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM)
is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for
the lifetime needs of pets, which employees approximately 29,000
associates and operates over 78 pet stores across Canada, 7 in-store
PetSmart(R) PetsHotel(R) dog and cat boarding facilities and is a
leading provider of pet supplies and pet care information
(www.petsmart.com). 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 services.  
Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart 
 Find PetSmart on Facebook
www.facebook.com/PetSmart 
 See PetSmart on YouTube:
www.YouTube.com/PetSmart  
About PetSmart Charities(R) 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(R), PetSmart Canada has
helped save the lives of nearly 130,000 pets. 
Contact: 
Meghan Ney
GolinHarris for PetSmart Canada
416-642-7957
mney@golinharris.com 
 
 
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