- What We Do
- Our Impact
- Adopt a Pet
- Celebrate Your Pet
- Save Pets Now
Each year, more than 500,000 homeless cats and dogs meet their adoptive families at a PetSmart® store.
It all started in 1988, when Jim and Janice Dougherty founded PetSmart, Inc. They didn't want to contribute to pet overpopulation, so they decided not to sell pets. Instead, in 1994, the Doughertys created PetSmart Charities®, a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.
Today, more than 3,000 animal welfare groups connect people with adoptable pets in each of the more than 1,450 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Together, we've helped more than 7 million pets find their forever homes. You can join us by becoming an In-Store Adoption Partner.
As a PetSmart Charities In-Store Adoption Partner, you'll receive: