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If you’ve ever wanted to be a pet owner, now’s your chance.
According to PetSmart Charities of Canada, animal shelters across the country remain overwhelmed “with lost, abandoned and surrendered pets.”
To help address the issue, PetSmart will be hosting its quarterly National Adoption Days event from September 14 to 30.
This year’s event differs from years past, offering a virtual component “to help prospective pet parents jumpstart their adoption journey from the comfort of their homes.”
At petsmart.ca/adoptions, users can search by postal code and view “hundreds of adoptable animals” from more than 186 animal welfare organizations across the country.
According to PetSmart, users can customize their search, and specify whether they are seeking a cat or dog and their desired age, breed, colour, and size.
“Once users find a pet they are interested in, they will be able to learn more about them and schedule meet-and-greets with adoption partners before visiting their local PetSmart to finalize the adoption process,” the release states.
“During National Adoption Days, PetSmart is ensuring pets who find their forever homes are ready for life with their new pet parents. PetSmart will be providing a free adoption kit worth over $300 in savings for all the supplies they may need, including a coupon for a free bag of dog or cat food.”
The organization is also providing grants to more than 200 animal welfare organizations across the country, which will help provide shelter, socialization and veterinary care to homeless pets to prepare them for adoption.
“With so many shelters overwhelmed with fewer resources, now is the perfect time to adopt a pet in need,” said Aimee Gilbreath, president of PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada.
“Not only can you help reduce the strain on shelters and change a pet’s life, but you’ll also benefit from the support and unconditional love that pets provide.”
When: September 14 to 30, 2020
Where: Nearly every one of the 140 PetSmart stores across Canada
Visit www.petsmart.ca to find a store near you.