PetSmart Announces 20,000-Plus Pets Find Forever Homes at Last Week’s National Adoption Week – Most Pets Adopted at November Event in Past Six Years

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PetSmart Gives Two Paws Up for America’s Top 10 “Furriendliest” Cities

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.


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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.

Contacts

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