Help Every Pet Find Paradise by Adopting at PetSmart Charities(R) National Adoption Weekend, May 3-5

Help Every Pet Find Paradise by Adopting at PetSmart Charities(R) National 
Adoption Weekend, May 3-5 
PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  The sound of waves
crashing, the feeling of sand between your toes -- with summer right
around the corner, everyone wants a piece of paradise, and pets are
no different. While taking an exotic vacation may not be part of your
plans, you can give a pet a permanent place in paradise -- no travel
required -- by adopting at PetSmart Charities National Adoption
Weekend from May 3-5 at your local PetSmart(R) store. 
Sponsored by PetSmart, Purina(R) Pro Plan(R) and Tidy Cats(R) (MAXX
Scoop(R) in Canada), National Adoption Weekend features more than
2,000 adoption partners on-site at all 1,278 PetSmart stores in the
United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to match you with your perfect
relaxation buddy. 
"The successful adoption stories we hear each National Adoption
Weekend prove the work PetSmart Charities is doing makes a difference
in the lives of homeless pets," said Jan Wilkins, executive director,
PetSmart Charities, Inc. "Through our collaboration with thousands of
adoption partners across North America, we can focus on the pet
homelessness issue at a local level and achieve the greatest impact." 
Not only will you give a pet their paradise by adopting, but PetSmart
Charities will also reward all participating local adoption partners;
each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted
at this event. 
"By donating space for pet adoptions in every PetSmart store in North
America, we are working with PetSmart Charities to save the lives of
more than 400,000 pets every year," said John Alpaugh, chief
marketing officer, PetSmart.  
How to Adopt
 During National Adoption Weekend, visit the PetSmart
Charities' adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United
States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3
and Saturday, May 4; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. To learn
more about the event and to find the PetSmart store nearest you,
visit or call 1-877-473-8762.  
Stay Connected
 For weekend updates and photos, follow along with
PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at and You
can also join the conversation on Twitter at and
and by following the hashtag #adoptlove. 
 PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit
animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.
More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our
adoption program in all PetSmart stores and our signature adoption
events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in
need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a
focus on funding spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet
overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization,
legally independent from PetSmart, Inc. 
Jennifer Douglas
GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities
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