PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend #AdoptLove

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Did you know  November 13 through 15 is PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend? If you have ever gone past a PetSmart and seen a large selection of dogs and cats available for adoption you might have seen this three-day adoption event. PetSmart Charities holds this event four times a year in North America.

What is even more fantastic is that on average, more than 15,000 companion pets find their forever home during each National Adoption Weekend. That is a lot of pets that are able to avoid shelters and get the loving home they need. Will you be attending one of these events next weekend? 

Have you ever seen this sticker on a car? I have heard so many stories of a rescue animal doing more good for their owner than they could have done for the animal. th

Our family has rescued both the cats we have owned. Lacey, our current cat, was chosen for us but when I went to the SPCA in Chicago to find my first cat it is an amazing experience to look into these animals eyes and have to make a decision on which one to bring home. Fortunately for me, I was adopting near the holidays so the cats I was looking at were being adopted faster than normal. Lacey has become a true member of our family even though she was meant to be a barn cat. She is more of a dog than a cat and really loves the attention of all of our family members, except Chloe. Still working on that relationship. fleas-and-ticks-cats Who participates in National Adoption weekend? 

Several Animal welfare organizations, including local humane societies, will be on-site at PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with adoptable dogs and cats during the event. Each group sets its own adoption application policies and fees (which typically include spay/neuter surgery, vaccination, microchips, etc.), so it will vary among stores. Staff and volunteers from each location will be onsite throughout the event to assist with questions and the adoption process.

If you are on the fence and want to know if a particular type of animal will be available, your local store will be able to answer questions regarding exact event times and availability of specific types of pets.

Maybe you are just in the process of thinking of adopting a pet, be sure to find an adoptable pet near you by visiting 

Find A Pet near you!! 

Not sure if you have a PetSmart Store near your home? Locate your nearest PetSmart store by visiting No only would Close to Home love to hear if you adopt an animal during National Adoption Weekend, but you can also share your adoption story with PetSmart Charities by visiting  

PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization of animal lovers committed to ending pet homelessness by investing in more than 3,000 animal welfare groups across North America. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart stores and sponsored adoption events. We’re proud to have found lifelong, loving homes for more than 6 million pets, which is one out of every 10 adoptions in North America!

Have you rescued a pet before? Be sure to look for a PetSmart Charities event at a PetSmart Store Locator near you and give a dog or cat the home they need.

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