PetSmart Charities® Applauds America’s Top 10 “Furriendliest” Cities Following National Adoption Weekend

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PHOENIX – Nearly 17,000 deserving pets found their forever homes over the weekend at PetSmart Charities September National Adoption Weekend. The three-day event, in collaboration with more than 3,000 local adoption groups, was held at all 1,400 PetSmart® stores across the U.S.

PetSmart Charities gives two paws up for Phoenix, Ariz., which was the “furriendliest” city during the adoption weekend. Its adoption partners helped find lifelong, loving homes for 330 cats and dogs, and a total of 1,983 pets were adopted across the top 10 cities.

Based on PetSmart Charities September National Adoption Weekend data, the top 10 cities with the most pet adoptions were:

1.    Phoenix, Ariz. (330 adoptions)

2.    Houston, Texas (216 adoptions)

3.    Columbia, Md. (215 adoptions)

4.    Fort Worth, Texas (207 adoptions)

5.    Albuquerque, N.M. (206 adoptions)

6.    San Antonio, Texas (182 adoptions)

7.    Tucson, Ariz. (170 adoptions)

8.    Marlton, N.J. (162 adoptions)

9.    Littleton, Colo. (152 adoptions)

10.  Alexandria, La. (143 adoptions)

“We’re thrilled to have helped nearly 17,000 pets find their forever homes during National Adoption Weekend,” said Julie White, senior director of programs, PetSmart Charities. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our adoption partners and of course, the new pet parents who welcomed dogs and cats into their homes this weekend.”

If you’re looking to add a pet to your home, consider saving a life by adopting. Visit your local PetSmart Charities adoption center in all PetSmart stores across the country, or visit for more information.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following PetSmart Charities on Facebook at and on Twitter at @PetSmartChariTs.  

About PetSmart Charities®

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 sponsored 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 services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.


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