20,000 pets found their forever homes last week during PetSmart’s National Adoption Week

PHOENIX, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 20,000 pets found their forever homes last week during PetSmart’s National Adoption Week held at the more than 1,400 PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Canada. The week-long event is conducted in collaboration with PetSmart Charities and its adoption partners – comprising more than 3,000 local animal shelters and pet adoption organizations.

PetSmart congratulates Fort Worth, Texas, which was named the “furriendliest” U.S. city during the adoption week with the most pet adoptions. The Fort Worth area’s local adoption partners helped find lifelong, loving homes for 217 cats and dogs. A total of 1,642 pets were adopted across the top 10 U.S. cities, with Texan cities – Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas – leading the top three with a combined 605 total pet adoptions.

Based on PetSmart Charities’ November National Adoption Week data, the top 10 cities with the most pet adoptions were:

1.         Fort Worth, Texas (217 adoptions)
2.         Houston, Texas (197 adoptions)
3.         Dallas, Texas (191 adoptions)
4.         Oklahoma City, Okla. (183 adoptions)
5.         Gainesville, Fla. (171 adoptions)
6.         Tucson, Ariz. (170 adoptions)
7.         Columbia, Md. (135 adoptions)
8.         Littleton, Colo. (132 adoptions)
9.         Evansville, Ind. (125 adoptions)
10.       Phoenix, Ariz. (121 adoptions)

If you’re looking to add a pet to your home, consider saving a life by adopting. Visit your local PetSmart Charities adoption center in all PetSmart stores across the country, or visit www.petsmartcharities.org for more information.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following PetSmart Charities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and on Twitter at @PetSmartChariTs.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day CampTM day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives—we live it.

About PetSmart Charities™

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 450,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

Contact:

Jennifer Kepler
Golin for PetSmart Charities
972-341-2552
jkepler@golin.com

SOURCE: PetSmart Store Support Group, Inc.