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New Adoption Ambassadors in PetSmart® make it easier to adopt a pet during PetSmart Charities®’ National Adoption Weekend, Feb. 22–24

PHOENIX (PRNewswire) — On Feb. 22 – 24, PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend will take place in just about every PetSmart store across the continent.

Tens of thousands of puppies and dogs, kittens and cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and other furry, scaly and even a few feathered friends from shelters will be looking to be adopted into a loving home.

When people decide to adopt a pet during PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend, they often have more than a few questions.

These include:

  • What type and age of pet will be best suited to their home and lifestyle,
  • Why they may need to fill out an adoption application and questionnaire;
  • and how to make a new pet feel right at home.

These are just a few common inquiries potential pet adopters have and they’re part of the reason PetSmart has placed Adoption Ambassadors in more than 1,600 stores across North America.

PetSmart Charities volunteer holding adoptable cat

Feb. 22 – 24, nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations will bring adoptable pets just like this cat into PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend. If you’re looking to adopt a pet, PetSmart’s new team of adoption ambassadors is ready to help answer your questions and guide you through the in-store adoption process which has helped to find loving homes for 8.3 million pets and counting.

Adoption Ambassadors are PetSmart associates who receive specialized training to become experts on PetSmart Charities’ In-Store Adoption Program. They help explain the adoption application process, introduce adopters to a representative from one of the nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations bringing adoptable pets into PetSmart stores, and provide guidance on how to integrate a new pet into the family.

PetSmart and its non-profit partner PetSmart Charities have worked together for 25 years to find loving homes for 8.4 million pets and counting.

Deborah Turcott, acting president of PetSmart Charities, explains why the in-store adoption program continues to be so successful. “As the leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities provides grants to support nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico,” she relates. “In turn, those organizations provide shelter, socialization and veterinary care to homeless pets to prepare them for adoption.”

When ready, those adoptable pets are transported to a nearby PetSmart store where they have exposure to pet-lovers.

In most cases, adopters are able to take their new pet home the very same day they meet them. But in some cases, a home visit may be required to help ensure the new pet and pet parent will be happy together for years to come.

Adoptable pets can be seen via social media by following PetSmart Charities on Twitter and Instagram during National Adoption Weekend when the charity will host a social media adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m.3 p.m. EST.

PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend Details:


Fri., Feb. 22 – Sun., Feb. 24, 2019


Fri. and Sat.:  9 a.m. – 9 p.m. & Sun.:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. local time


Nearly every one of the 1,600+ PetSmart stores across North America       

Visit www.petsmart.com to find a store near you.

Not Ready or Not Able to Adopt This Weekend? 
For those not ready to adopt a pet this February but who still want to help tens of thousands of pets find homes, there’s PetSmart Charities’ #PicMe campaign. Simply snap a picture of an adoptable pet in a PetSmart store and post it on social media using the hashtag #PicMe. Watch this #PicMe video to find out how to take a selfless selfie and help reduce pet homelessness via social media.

Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on Instagram: @PetSmart
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart
PetSmart homepage: http://www.petsmart.com/

Turn your passion for pets into a career you’ll love! Visit careers.petsmart.com to learn more about corporate, retail store and Distribution Center opportunities.

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