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

Help Every Pet Find a Forever Home by Adopting at PetSmart Charities(R) 
National Adoption Weekend, May 3-5 
TORONTO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --  For the many Canadians
considering adding a pet to the family this year, adoption can be a
great option. Not only to find a new addition for their home, but to
save the life of a homeless pet in need. From May 3-5, your local
PetSmart(R) store will host a PetSmart Charities National Adoption
Weekend to help pets find forever homes.  
Sponsored by PetSmart, Purina(R) Pro Plan(R) and MAXX Scoop(R),
National Adoption Weekend invites more than 126 adoption partners to
every PetSmart store across Canada to match you with your perfect
"In 2012, more than 2,600 pets were adopted through the National
Adoption Weekends in collaboration with local adoption partners,"
said John DeFranco, President of PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc.
"We are excited to continue that momentum this year to help pets find
loving families with support from PetSmart Canada."  
Not only will adopting change a homeless pet's life, but PetSmart
Charities of Canada will also reward all participating local adoption
partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every
pet adopted at this event. 
"PetSmart is proud to donate space for pet adoptions at our stores
nationwide," said Rob Smith, Regional Director, PetSmart Canada.
"PetSmart is committed to being a resource for new pet parents as
they prepare for their new arrival. Our associates can provide tips
on what food their new pet needs or offer in-store services like
grooming or training. New pet parents can also go online to browse
our many articles and resources like our food selector at"  
How to Adopt
 During National Adoption Weekend, 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, 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 jo
in the conversation on Twitter at and
and by following the hashtag #adoptlove. 
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 more than
140,000 pets. 
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 2,900 associates and operates over 80
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 ( 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 
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Patrick Martins
GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities
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