It’s almost here. The PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, their “Spring into Action” event is scheduled Friday through Sunday, May 2nd through the 4th. The adoption weekend will take place in all 1,300 PetSmart store locations, not just the Danada PetSmart in Wheaton, Illinois. More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Don’t start this spring off on the wrong paw. Even if you can’t adopt, please help spread the word to friends and family in search of a loving four-legged companion! Watch and share this video for a sneak peek of the adoption process from the eyes of a homeless pet.
The weekend-long event will allow people to meet thousands of friendly, lovable dogs and cats waiting for someone to spring into action and adopt them. Whether it’s a clever cat or a playful puppy, you are bound to find a new best friend. Prospective pet parents can meet the dogs and cats available for adoption and talk with volunteers about the adoption process and how to prepare to bring a new pet into their home.
If you have been considering adopting a new pet, here are some things to expect:
· AN INTERVIEW - Volunteers will ask you some questions to make sure that the pet is a good match for you and your home
· PAPERWORK - You will fill out an application and pay a small adoption fee, which is usually set by the adoption partner
· TAKING YOUR PET HOME…SOON - In many cases, you’ll bring your pet home the same day!!!!
“If you are interested in adding a new furry companion to your family, you may be considering buying. But, homeless cats and dogs can be even more rewarding and a better choice,” said Jan Wilkins, Executive Director of PetSmart Charities, Inc. “Adopting a cat or dog is sure to bring you 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.”
PetSmart Charities will reward all participating adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during the event. PetSmart, Inc., Purina® Pro Plan® and Tidy Cats® (MAXX Scoop® in Canada) are proud sponsors of National Adoption Weekend.
So, hop into action. Tell everyone you know about this great event that will take place May 2nd through the 4th. Together we can help place adoptable animals in a loving, forever home!