PetSmart Charities announces initial commitment of $1 million to support pets and pet families affected by Hurricane Irma

Combined total of $3 million in funding support to animal welfare organizations and nonprofits working to help pets in need following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; PetSmart allows U.S. shoppers to donate funds directly to hurricane recovery efforts PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, […]

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 15-17

Local animal welfare organizations to bring thousands of pets in need into PetSmart stores for National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 15-17 PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — This weekend, prospective pet parents are invited to adopt a four-legged family member during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart’s 1,500-plus stores across North America. Local animal […]

PetSmart Charities to help pets and pet parents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Phoenix, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to Hurricane Harvey, PetSmart Charities is reaching out to help pets and pet parents in need. The organization has earmarked at least $1 million in emergency relief funding to help animal welfare agencies who are working on the front lines to rescue, relocate, feed and care […]

PetSmart Charities supports Boston Children’s Hospital’s animal assisted therapy program with $360,000 grant

Grant Will Help Double the Number of Therapy Dogs Supporting Pediatric Patients, Family and Staff From 17 To 34 Dogs, and Serve an Additional Three Satellite Locations by 2019 PHOENIX and BOSTON, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boston Children’s Hospital and PetSmart Charities today (May 25, 2017) announced that the Hospital received a $360,000 grant […]

PetSmart Charities expands its grant categories to provide more ways for nonprofits to benefit from funding support

Six New Grant Categories; Now 10 Total, Offer Eligible Nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada More Chances than Ever Before to Apply for Funding for Initiatives Aligned with PetSmart Charities’ New Mission PHOENIX, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, today ( March 21, 2017) unveiled […]

24,428 Pets adopted during PetSmart Charities’ first National Adoption Weekend of 2017

PHOENIX, 2017-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — This past weekend, North Americans opened their hearts and their homes to more than 24,000 adoptable pets who were looking for their forever families during PetSmart Charities’ first National Adoption Weekend of 2017—hosted at over 1,500 PetSmart stores across the continent.  This weekend event ranks among the top […]

PetSmart® & PetSmart Charities® celebrates American Heart Month with National Adoption Weekend Feb. 17-19

In this Month of Love and Heart-Health, PetSmart® & PetSmart Charities® Host National Adoption Weekend Feb. 17-19; SharesHeart-Warming and Heart-Protecting Reasons to Adopt a Pet PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s well known that adopting a new pet and saving a life will warm the heart, but now scientific evidence is showing […]

PetSmart Charities issued more than $11 million in grants to fund no-cost or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries across the United States and Canada

Grants will help facilitate more than 200,000 spay and neuter surgeries in local communities  across North America to proactively prevent unplanned litters and reduce pet homelessness PHOENIX, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pet overpopulation is a serious issue, but there are solutions.  February is National Spay and Neuter Awareness Month, and leaders in the animal […]

PetSmart Charities® announces new focus on grant-making and unveils expanded mission

Newly Expanded Grantee Opportunities Available to Support At-Risk Families and Programs that Enhance People’s Lives Through Pets PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 15, 2016 ), PetSmart Charities® Inc., the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, announced a new focus on strategic grant-making and unveiled an expanded mission, allowing it to reach […]

PetSmart Charities donates more than $20,000 to Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society in Vermillion County, Ind.

Grant will be used to treat, feed and accommodate pets discovered in Western Indiana hoarding case PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 2, 2016) PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, announced a donation of more than $20,000 to the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society in Vermillion County, Ind. The funds […]

PetSmart® and PetSmart Charities® to Host National Adoption Weekend Nov. 11-13 at PetSmart Stores

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets often rise to the top of the holiday gift lists for children and grown-ups alike and many families across North America will get a new puppy or kitten for Christmas, yet experts from PetSmart Charities say adopting a four-legged friend before the hectic holiday season could help ensure […]

PetSmart Charities donates 21,000 pounds of pet supplies to the Humane Society of North Texas

PetSmart Charities donated more than $60,000 in pet supplies and funds to help accommodate and treat 218 animals rescued in Callahan County PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, today (Nov. 2, 2016) announced a donation of 21,000 pounds of pet supplies – estimated at […]

vPetSmart®, PetSmart Charities® distributed truckloads of food to animal welfare organizations and pet food banks across North America

PHOENIX, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throughout the summer, PetSmart’s philanthropic pet food brands including DOG for DOG® delivered more than a million meals of dog food to pets in need through PetSmart Charities®. Truckloads of food were distributed to more than 20 animal welfare organizations and pet food banks in the United States and […]

PetSmart and PetSmart Charities come to the aid of animals left homeless by the Louisiana floods

PHOENIX, 2016-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart and PetSmart Charities are dedicated to helping pets and pet parents every day — especially during times of crisis. Through a dedicated emergency response effort, the leading pet specialty retailer in North America and its charitable nonprofit are coming to the aid of hundreds of animals left homeless […]

PetSmart Charities® announces the appointment of Dr. David Haworth, DVM, PhD, as its new President

Phoenix, 2016-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of PetSmart Charities®today announced that it has appointed Dr. David Haworth, DVM, PhD, as its new President, effective May 2. A veterinarian by training, Dr. Haworth has more than 15 years of experience in the animal health industry. Commenting on the announcement, Steve Marton, […]

PetSmart Charities™ announces February National Adoption Weekend event at PetSmart stores across North America on Feb. 12-14

Playful “Better Than” Reminders Invite Prospective Pet Parents to Save a Life by Adopting a Pet during National Adoption Weekend PHOENIX, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you’re looking for someone to love this Valentine’s Day, PetSmart Charities™ invites you to find your perfect soul mate with a deserving cat or dog at the February […]

20,000 dogs and cats found forever homes through PetSmart’s National Adoption Week initiative in September

Annual Adoption Effort up 12 Percent, On Track to Help Find Forever Homes for Nearly Half a Million Pets in 2015 PHOENIX, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Through its National Adoption Week initiatives in 2015, PetSmart said it is expecting to help save the lives of nearly 500,000 pets in 2015 and that its Sept. week-long […]