PetSmart and PetSmart Charities Helped Save More Than 20,000 Pets’ Lives through National Adoption Week Held in Stores, Sept. 7-13

Annual Adoption Effort up 12 Percent, On Track to Help Find Forever
Homes for Nearly Half a Million Pets in 2015

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Through its National Adoption Week initiatives in 2015, PetSmart said it
is expecting to help save the lives of nearly 500,000 pets in 2015 and
that its Sept. week-long event resulted in more than 20,000 dogs and
cats finding their forever homes.

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Pet adoption is fun, enriching and most importantly, lifesaving. Each
year about seven million pets enter shelters across North America and
some three million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help,
PetSmart teams up with PetSmart Charities and thousands of local animal
welfare organizations and shelters to run National Adoption Weeks, which
have proven to be one of the most effective ways to save pets’ lives.
With a combined focus on adoption, six million pets have found homes
since 1994.

“Together with PetSmart Charities, we are proud to collaborate with
shelter partners in communities throughout North America in our mission
to end pet homelessness,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience
officer, PetSmart. “We are thrilled by the ongoing success of our
National Adoption Week events and are tremendously proud of our role in
this important cause — for every minute a PetSmart store is open, a pet
is adopted, with more than 1,000 pets adopted per day through our store

PetSmart also helps pet parents in the transition when adopting a new
pet by offering its free Adoption Starter Kit. The kit is a gift to pet
parents who adopt because they have given a great gift as well – a home
to a homeless pet. The kit is offered every day at stores to people who
have adopted a pet whether at PetSmart or elsewhere. New pet parents
simply show their adoption papers to receive the Adoption Starter Kit,
which features tips for caring for a new cat or dog and a range of
coupons valued at $400 in savings. The coupons cover everything a new
pet parent needs including items like beds, bowls, collars and leashes,
as well as free one-time services such as a veterinarian visit,
training, PetsHotel® boarding and Doggie Day CampTM and a
free bag of dog or cat food under the brands Simply NourishTM,
Authority® or Good NaturedTM. These pet food brands also give
back by donating more than 200 tons of food every year to help pets in

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 1,433 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 CharitiesTM of
Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless
pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make
communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy
program, PetSmart
Gives BackTM
. 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.

About PetSmart CharitiesTM

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that
helps save the lives of homeless pets. More than 450,000 dogs and cats
find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart®
stores and our sponsored adoption events. The nonprofit also funds
spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation.
Averaging about $30 million each year, PetSmart Charities grants more
money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group
in North America. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization,
independent from PetSmart, Inc.


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