Step into Spring with an Adopted Pet at PetSmart Charities™ National Adoption Weekend, May 15-17

Monday, May 4, 2015

Phoenix – Spring is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate new beginnings than by saving a life and adopting a pet? PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, which takes place from May 15-17 at your local PetSmart® store, provides the opportunity for you to meet thousands of lovable cats and dogs that are in need of a forever home.

No matter what type of pet you’re looking to add to your family, you’re bound to find him or her. More than 3,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,400 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you find the perfect furry companion.

“Adopting a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience and lifetime commitment,” said Julie White, senior director of programs, PetSmart Charities. “We’re fortunate to have dedicated adoption partners who help bring this rewarding experience to thousands of families each National Adoption Weekend.”

“PetSmart is proud to serve as a partner for families as they begin a new journey with an adopted pet, and PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend may be the perfect time to consider saving a life by adopting,” said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer, PetSmart.

To help adoptable pets make their best first impressions with potential adopters, PetSmart is teaming up with local animal welfare organizations to provide grooming services to pets in select locations in Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Dallas and Philadelphia. See their “before and after” transformations by following PetSmart on Twitter.

PetSmart, Simply Nourish™, Authority and Grreat Choice® are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.

How to Adopt

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 15 and Saturday, May 16 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. To find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

Join the Conversation

You can follow PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook throughout National Adoption Weekend at and Or, talk with us on Twitter at @PetSmartChariTs and @PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.

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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