PetSmart Charities Hosts “Animals Give to Rady” Adoption Event at PetSmart

Connecting people and pets through initiatives like adoption events
and pet therapy programs are core to PetSmart Charities renewed mission;
adoption event helps raise awareness of benefits of pets in San Diego

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc.



In support of the “Week
of Giving for Rady Children’s
,” PetSmart
, the leading funder of animal welfare in North
America, will host “Animals Give to Rady,” an adoption event at
the PetSmart store at 3396 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, to help
raise awareness of Rady Children’s Hospital, a local hospital with
a pet therapy program that is enabled through funding support of
PetSmart Charities. In addition to hundreds of adoptable pets,
therapy dogs from the San Diego-based hospital will be on-site for
meet-and-greets to give prospective pet parents a first-hand
experience of how impactful pets can be.



All pets can provide great joy, support and even therapy to help
sick children heal. PetSmart Charities’ mission is to find lifelong,
loving homes for all pets by supporting programs that bring people
and pets together. This event is designed to generate awareness of
the enriching benefits of pets, help connect prospective pet parents
and families with adorable adoptable pets, as well as raise funds to
continue to expand the Paws for Hope Pet Therapy Program at the Rady
Children’s Hospital.
To date, PetSmart Charities has committed $250,000 to help fund this
program which helps reduce the stress of hospitalization of
children. Visitors can learn more about this program and make a
donation to Rady Children’s Hospital at the adoption event.


Fri., Jan. 27 and Sat., Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


PetSmart – 3396 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92123


– PetSmart Charities and PetSmart representatives to talk about the
power of pets


– Rady Children’s Hospital representatives with their four-legged
canine therapy members by their side will discuss the impact and
achievements of the Paws for Hope Pet Therapy Program
– Representatives from 15 San Diego-based animal welfare
organizations, who are teaming up with PetSmart and PetSmart
Charities to make a myriad of adoptable pets available to this event


– Adorable adoptable pets available in San Diego
– Pet lovers interacting with four-legged members of the canine
therapy program (Fri. only)
– San Diego Sockers team members interacting with adoptable pets and
signing autographs for local soccer fans (Fri. only)


Lauren Sawyer




About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that
saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats
find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across
the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart
shoppers contribute to pets in need by making donations directly to
PetSmart Charities on a pin pad at the registers in PetSmart stores.
PetSmart Charities administers and efficiently uses 90 cents of every
dollar of the generous donations by issuing grants and providing
additional support to help pets in need. 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 adoption and spay/neuter
programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart
Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.
PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13
years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on
the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits,
placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this

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 vision impacts
everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates
and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000
associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and 204 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 Camp day care services and pet
adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet
parents – including,, and – 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 500,000 homeless pets each year.

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Lauren Sawyer, 623-271-3920