PetSmart®, The Adopt Spot™, Announces National Adoption Weekend, May 13-15

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, The Adopt Spot, is announcing today that it will hold its
second National Adoption Weekend of the year at all of its 1,450
PetSmart stores across North America, May 13-15, where it expects to
adopt out thousands of pets in a single weekend.

“During our last adoption event, we set records with more than 25,000
pets adopted,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer,
PetSmart. “We are excited to celebrate thousands of adoptions with our
community and to launch new features like special adoption certificates,
stickers and our always-available-no-matter-where-you-adopt free
adoption kits. We love pets and know they make us all better people. We
are always thrilled to team up with PetSmart Charities® and our animal
welfare organization partners to bring such a staggering number of pets
and people together in a single weekend – all to save lives.”

Last year PetSmart hit a major milestone, adopting out more than 500,000
pets in a single year and soon will achieve the 7 millionth life saved
since starting its in-store adoption program with PetSmart Charities in
1994. Based on figures from 2015, for every minute a PetSmart store is
open, two pets are adopted and about 1,400 pets’ lives are saved every

The Adopt Spot

PetSmart is The Adopt Spot, where every day pets find their forever
homes among PetSmart’s pet-loving customers and guests. It’s a place
where people save pets. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized
the pet homelessness problem and made a decision to never sell dogs or
cats. In 1994, PetSmart Charities was created as a nonprofit with a
mission to end pet homelessness.

Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and
some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To 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 including
National Adoption Weekends held four times a year.

PetSmart adoption services now include an enhanced experience in stores
with special gifts to new pet adopters for saving a life including an
adoption certificate, an “I Adopted” sticker and a free Adoption
Kit. The Adoption Kit is available to any new adopter – whether adopting
at PetSmart or elsewhere – and includes tips on how to care for a new
cat or dog and coupons valued at more than $400 in savings on all the
items needed to care for the new pet including 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 National Adoption Weekend events.

Adopt at a Ballgame

In addition to adoptions at 1,450 stores, PetSmart also believes
adoptions can happen anywhere, at any time – even at a baseball
game! Last month, PetSmart and the Arizona Diamondbacks together
launched The Adopt Spot at Chase Field where baseball fans have adopted
dogs during Sunday Dog Days of Summer home games at a consistent
rate. On May 15, during National Adoption Weekend, fans can adopt a dog
at The Adopt Spot at Chase Field when the D-backs take on the Giants. So
far, of the dogs available for adoption at the stadium, more than 75
percent are finding their forever homes among the D-backs fan base.

PetSmart and its partners – Arizona Humane Society and the D-backs –
have created a fun video highlighting adorable adopted dogs and The
Adopt Spot at Chase Field. Check it out here:

National Adoption Weekend – the Details!

All weekend long PetSmart will host National Adoption Weekend across its
stores featuring thousands of pets to adopt.

Where:   Nationwide at PetSmart stores – The Adopt Spot!
When: Fri., May 13, and Sat., May 14, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun., May 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & at The Adopt Spot at Chase Field,
1:10 game; gates open 11:30 a.m.

Find the PetSmart store nearest you at
or call 1-877-473-8762.


Tell us how you’re preparing to grow your furry family. Join the
conversation by following @PetSmart on Twitter or on Facebook at

Share your adoption pics and stories! #theadoptspot

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 1,450 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 Charities® 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.

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 PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making
donations on a pin pad at the register. PetSmart Charities efficiently
uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding
lifelong, loving homes for all pets. 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.


Golin for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 469.680.2503
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