Adoption Programs

Help every pet find a lifelong, loving home

dog, store, adoptionEach year, more than 400,000 homeless pets find adoptive families through PetSmart Charities® adoption programs. Our goal is to find a lifelong, loving home for every pet.

Since 1994, we’ve worked with thousands of animal welfare agencies across North America to get more than 6 million homeless pets adopted.

In fact, no other charity saves as many pets’ lives as PetSmart Charities, thanks to our reach and local and national collaborations.

Adoption programs

You can participate in adoption programs through PetSmart Charities:


  • In-store adoptions. Help your pets find their forever homes at PetSmart Charities® Adoption Centers. They're located in each of the more than 1,450 PetSmart® stores across the nation.



 “Having been an adoption partner for almost 14 years, we are so appreciative of the in-store adoption program and the opportunities to showcase our adoptable pets on weekends and during adopt-a-thon and mega-adoption events. It’s an amazing collaboration that gets homeless pets into new homes.” — Cindy Sharpley, executive director, Last Chance Animal Rescue, Waldorf, Md.