Adoption Events

Help pets find forever homes

Every year, animal welfare agencies help thousands of homeless pets find their forever homes at PetSmart Charities® Adoption Events.

Won't you join us?

Types of adoption events

As an in-store Adoption Partner, you are eligible to host adoption events at PetSmart® stores and can apply for a PetSmart Charities Adoption Event Grant.

National Adoption Weekends. Four times a year, PetSmart Charities holds a 3-day national adoption event in PetSmart stores. Agency partners receive $10 for each pet adopted at these national events.

PetSmart store events. Join with other adoption partners to showcase more animals for adoptions through an in-store, sidewalk or parking lot tent event.

How to get involved in our adoption events

If you'd like to take part in these events:

  • Apply. Current, approved adoption partners should email info[at]petsmartcharities[dot]org. To learn more about becoming a partner with PetSmart Charities' national in-store adoption program, please contact the Store Manager at your local PetSmart store. Also, you can subscribe to our animal welfare organization newsletter to be notified of the latest grant cycle openings, including any updates on our adoption partner program.
  • Participate. Work with your Regional Adoption Program Manager  to plan and execute your event. You may also be eligible to apply for a PetSmart Charities event grant to help make your event successful. 
  • Document. Take photos of happy pet parents as they adopt their new pets at PetSmart Charities adoption events.

“Adoption events are a great way to showcase hundreds of adoptable pets in our local community who deserve lifelong, loving homes. These events not only encourage more adoptions, but also help to reduce the homeless pet population in our own backyard.” 

Heather Allen, president and CEO, HALO Animal Rescue; Ariz.