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Homeless pets get a second chance during National Adoption Weekend

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Nov 04, 2012 8:17 am

Celebrate the season – and save a life – by adopting a pet into your family during the PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend, sponsored by PetSmart. Visit your neighbourhood PetSmart store from November 2-4 to help find forever homes for hundreds of wonderful adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

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Each year, more than 140,000 companion pets are admitted into animal welfare organizations in Canada. PetSmart Charities of Canada’s programs, including National Adoption Weekend, are made possible through donations. Just $25 saves the life of a healthy, adoptable pet and funds programs focused on giving these pets a second chance. Donations can be made online, by email at [email protected] or by calling 623-587-2826. Also new to PetSmart stores across the country is the ability to donate via interact in-store, making it easier to make a difference in the lives of pets every day of the year.

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“Not only does an adoptable pet bring joy to our lives, but adoption is one of the key ways to end pet homelessness,” said John DeFranco, President of PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. “While adoption is one piece of the solution, we know not everyone is able to adopt. You can help celebrate saving a pet’s life with a donation that will fund adoption events like this that have played a role in finding homes for more than 130,000 pets across Canada.”

During National Adoption Weekend, more than 126 Canadian local animal welfare organizations will come together with a variety of adoptable pets in need of homes, to assist in finding a perfect match for you. Both purebreds and mixed breeds are available for adoption, as well as cats and dogs looking for their lifelong home.

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How to Adopt

Visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada’s adoption centres inside any PetSmart store across the country from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. To find the PetSmart store nearest you and to learn about the adoption center’s fees and guidelines, visit or call 1-877-473-8762.

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DH Vancouver Staff
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