National Pet Adoption Weekend – February 17 – 19, 2017


The first National Adoption Weekend of 2017 will be taking place at PetSmart stores across the country from February 17-19. From coast to coast, PetSmart partners with a local adoption partners in each region (such as BC’s Action For Animals in Distress) to donate space for cats and dogs that need a forever home. As a leader in pet adoptions in North America, PetSmart Charities helps more than 20,000 cats and dogs find homes in Canada through its adoption programs and sponsored adoption events each year.

Last year, nearly 1,800 pets were adopted in Vancouver alone (2,412 province wide) though PetSmart Charities’ various adoption initiatives. Pet homelessness remains a serious issue across Canada. There are tens of thousands of healthy, adorable and adoptable pets currently in shelters and rescue facilities just waiting for a lifelong, loving home. It’s a great cause and important topic for 2017, as nearly 120,000 cats and dogs enter Canadian shelters every year. The number of cats taken in to Canadian shelters is almost twice the number of dogs.

What: PetSmart Charities of Canada’s February National Adoption Weekend
Who: Adorable adoptable animals and families
Date: Feb. 17 – 19, 2017
Time: Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Nearly every PetSmart store across Canada. In Vancouver: PetSmart 409 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3N7


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James Chung

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