PetSmart Charities® Gives Two Paws Up to America’s Top 10 Adoption-“Furriendly” Cities

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Find out which city adopted the most pets during November's National Adoption Weekend

PHOENIX – More than 16,000 pets were adopted during the recent PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, which was held November 15-17 in partnership with more than 3,000 local adoption groups at all PetSmart stores across the U.S.

We’re “raising the woof” for Oklahoma City, Okla. which lead the way with the most pets adopted during the three-day event. A total of 201 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens were given a second chance and adopted into loving homes.

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

1.    Oklahoma City, Okla. (201 adoptions)                                  

2.    Terre Haute, Ind. (146 adoptions)

3.    Fort Worth, Texas (143 adoptions)

4.    Albuquerque, N.M. (139 adoptions)

5.    Mesa, Ariz. (138 adoptions)

6.    San Antonio, Texas (132 adoptions)

7.    Evansville, Ind. (130 adoptions)

8.    Lexington, Ky. (118 adoptions)

9.    Phoenix, Ariz. (116 adoptions)

10.  Tampa, Fla. (112 adoptions)

A total of 1,375 pets found forever homes across all of these adoption “furriendly” cities.

“Finding lifelong homes for thousands of deserving pets is a huge accomplishment, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our adoption partners and so many wonderful pet parents,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director, PetSmart Charities, Inc.

In addition to thousands of pets finding their forever homes, PetSmart Charities rewarded local adoption partners with $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at the event.

During all four National Adoption Weekends in 2013, 68,701 pets found lifelong homes. If you’re interested in adopting a pet and want to boost the adoption numbers in your hometown, the next PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend will take place on February 14-16, 2014. 

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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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