PetSmart® Aims to Pair Up All the Single Doggies (and Kitties) with Loving Pet Parents in Time for Valentine’s Day

Playful “Better Than” Reminders Invite Prospective Pet Parents to
Save a Life by Adopting a Pet during National Adoption Weekend

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–If you’re looking for someone to love this Valentine’s Day, PetSmart
Charities™ invites you to find your perfect soul mate with a deserving
cat or dog at the February National Adoption Weekend event held in all
PetSmart stores across North America Feb. 12-14.


PetSmart Charities and its 3,000 local shelter partners plan to play
matchmaker with people everywhere, expanding families and giving
thousands of single dogs or cats their forever homes. In the spirit of
Valentine’s Day, PetSmart has identified the top five reasons why an
adopted pet is the perfect year-round Valentine and may even be “better
than” some significant others. Here are some playful reminders:

1. Your pet won’t whine about spending Saturday night cuddling, while
watching your favorite movie – again.

2. You’ll never see your pet upset that you feed him or her the same
dinner night after night.

3. Your pet doesn’t mind being trained – they are even excited to show
you their new tricks!

4. It’s not hard to shop for pets – you always know that treats and toys
top their list.

5. It’s perfectly acceptable to pick your pet’s friends for them.

“Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, and pets are the most giving
source of unconditional love – not just around Valentine’s Day, but
every day,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer,
PetSmart. “We look forward to expanding families everywhere when
15,000-plus adoptable pets find their forever home in a single weekend
this Valentine’s Day weekend.”

Fall in Love with an Adoptable Pet

You can find your perfect match at the February National Adoption
Weekend event at more than 1,400 PetSmart stores in the U.S., Canada and
Puerto Rico.

Where:     PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers or designated adoption areas in
PetSmart stores
When: Fri., Feb. 12 and Sat., Feb. 13, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Find the PetSmart store nearest you at
or call


Tell us how your adopted pet is “better than” a significant other.

Join the conversation by following @PetSmart on Twitter or on
Facebook at

As a gift to new pet adopters for saving a life – whether adopting at
PetSmart or elsewhere – PetSmart offers its free Adoption Starter Kit
available every day at PetSmart stores. The Kit includes tips to care
for a new cat or dog and coupons valued at $400 in savings on beds,
bowls, collars, leashes, and free one-time services such as
veterinarian, grooming, boarding, training and Doggie Day Camp. Also
included is a free bag of dog or cat food from Simply Nourish™,
Authority® or Good Natured™ – all proud sponsors of PetSmart Charities™
adoptions and National Adoption Weekends held at PetSmart stores.

Partnering to Save Lives

Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and
some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help end pet
homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities, PetSmart
Charities of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations
across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart
stores. Four times each year, PetSmart highlights the adoption program
through National Adoption Weekends where 15,000-plus pets find lifelong,
loving homes in a single weekend.

Last year, through all the combined adoption efforts at PetSmart stores
two pets were adopted every minute a store was open and about 1,400
pets’ lives were saved every day.

About PetSmart®

is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions
for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we
believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection,
PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their
pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts
everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates,
and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000
associates, operate approximately 1,444 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart®
dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a
broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers
dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart
Doggie Day Camp
day care services and pet adoption services
in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including,,,
– offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care
information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership
with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart
and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save
the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year. In addition,
PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to
call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart
Gives Back
™. By giving back to the communities where we live and
work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich
people’s lives—we live it.

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About PetSmart Charities™

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that
saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats
find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across
the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart
shoppers contribute to pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at
the register. Their generous donations are then managed by PetSmart
Charities, which efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar, making
funding grants to directly help pets in need. 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 adoption and spay/neuter
programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart
Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.
PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13
years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on
the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits,
placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this

About PetSmart Charities of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization
that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada. Each year more than
20,000 cats and dogs find Canadian homes through our adoption program in
nearly all PetSmart® stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption
events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada
has granted more than $9 million to help pets in need with a funding
focus on adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve
pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered
charity, independent from PetSmart, Inc.


Golin for PetSmart Inc.:
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
for PetSmart Charities:
Jennifer Kepler, 972-341-2552
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