Help an Adopted Pet Make the Team at the PetSmart Charities(R) National Adoption Weekend, September 12-14

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – Sep 3, 2014) –  Fall is here and you know what that means: football season is back. Whether you cheer loudly for your team every weekend or simply jump on the bandwagon at the end of the season, it’s a great time to add another “teammate” to your cheering section. This fall, consider saving a life by adopting a pet at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.
This weekend-long event, sponsored by PetSmart®, Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats®, takes place from Sept. 12-14 at your local PetSmart store and is the perfect opportunity to find a new teammate. More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to help you find a new buddy to cheer alongside you this season.
“Collaborating with our adoption partners throughout North America allows us to help find homes for thousands of deserving pets each National Adoption Weekend,” said Jan Wilkins, executive director of PetSmart Charities. “Not only will you save a life if you choose to adopt, but you’ll also be rewarded with a lifetime of unconditional love.”
“At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people,” said David Lenhardt, chief executive officer, PetSmart. “Partnering with PetSmart Charities for National Adoption Weekend events allow us to create more moments for people to be inspired by pets while saving thousands of lives.” 
PetSmart Charities rewards all participating adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during the event.
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, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. 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 and and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.
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.