PetSmart®, PetSmart Charities® Deliver One Million Meals to Pets in Need Across North America

A recent donation of 150,000 pounds of DOG for DOG® – the equivalent
of 300,000 meals – completed the one million meal give provided by
PetSmart’s philanthropic pet food brands

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 Canada.

Last week, PetSmart, PetSmart Charities and DOG for DOG founder and CEO
Rocky Kanaka delivered a shipment of 150,000 pounds of DOG for DOG – the
equivalent of 300,000 meals – to the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) to
support pets in need in the Tucson area, completing the one million-plus
meal donation across the continent. The food donation to PACC will last
the shelter a year and a half, providing meals for more than 20,000 dogs
in need and allowing the shelter to use its annual food budget of
$80,000 to provide services such as veterinary care. PetSmart is the
national exclusive retailer for DOG for DOG DOGSFOOD.

PetSmart has millions to celebrate! The retailer also marked the seven
millionth adopted pet since starting in-store adoptions in 1994, as well
as the one million-plus meals provided to pets in need over the past
three months.

About PetSmart

 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 53,000
associates, operate 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and
Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart®
 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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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 Charities™ of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization
that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada. Each year more than
20,000 cats and dogs find Canadian homes through our adoption program in
nearly all PetSmart stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption
events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada
has granted more than $9 million to help pets in need with a funding
focus on adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve
pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered
charity, independent from PetSmart.


PetSmart Inc.
Lauren Sawyer, 623-295-3238