Hundreds of adorable pets will be up for adoption across Canada this weekend

Nov 5 2019, 11:45 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to be a pet owner, now’s your chance.

This November, Canadian PetSmart locations will be putting pets in need up for adoption, and they’re encouraging people to adopt as part of National Pet Adoption Weekend.

From November 8 to 10, hundreds of Canadian animal welfare organizations will bring adorable, adoptable pets, including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, guinea pigs, and rabbits into nearly every one of PetSmart’s 140 stores across the country.

By adopting, you’re not just helping a pet find a loving home, you’re also finding a companion who will comfort you and always be by your side.

According to a new poll conducted by DART Insights for PetSmart, 91% of Canadian pet owners said that there have been times when putting their arm around their pet has helped reduce stress or sadness.

“Pets are shown to have positive contributions to health and happiness, illustrating how incredible and strong the human-animal bond is,” said Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, Senior Manager of Veterinary Outreach, PetSmart Charities of Canada, in a statement.

“Adoption is mutually beneficial – pet parents provide homeless pets with a second chance and a forever home, while pets provide humans a companion who will be by their side through any situation with unconditional love when needed most.”


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According to event organizers, over 25,000 pets find loving homes during National Adoption Weekend events. Held four times per year, that’s over 100,000 lives transformed through pet adoption at PetSmart stores across North America.

Regardless of which type of pet you choose to adopt, or where you adopted from, all new pet owners will receive a free adoption kit that provides important content that helps to integrate a new pet into the family.

By adopting, you can save a life all while enriching your own. So if you’ve been considering bringing home a little furball, there’s no better time than this November.

PetSmart National Pet Adoption Weekend

When: November 8 to 10, 2019

Time: Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 9 pm (local time), Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (local time)

Where: Nearly every one of the 140 PetSmart stores across Canada. Visit to find a store near you.

With files from Ainsley Smith.

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