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1800 great pets will be up for adoption across Canada this weekend

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Darcy Matheson Feb 20, 2019 2:12 pm 181

There has never been a better time to find a new four-legged family member.

More than 1800 pets will be up for adoption from February 22 to 24 as part of PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend.

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Held at almost all of its 140 stores across the country, thousands of puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small animals will be looking for loving forever homes.  The animals come from more than 200 local shelters and rescue organizations.

 

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While most adopters will be able to take their new pet home that day, some of the groups require a home visit to ensure the interested party fits their adoption criteria.

For the first time, PetSmart will have Adoption Ambassadors in its stores to help guide people through the adoption process, including the application process and answering questions about which type and age of pet is best suited to their home and lifestyle.

Since rolling out its in-store adoption program, PetSmart Charities of Canada has helped find forever homes for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year.

It also provides grant funding to registered animal charities.

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

When: Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019: 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday.

Where: Nearly 140 PetSmart locations across Canada (Check website for full list of participating locations)

 

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