Help Every Pet Find a Forever Home by Adopting at PetSmart Charities(R) National Adoption Weekend, May 3-5

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TORONTO--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - For the many Canadians considering adding a pet to the family this year, adoption can be a great option. Not only to find a new addition for their home, but to save the life of a homeless pet in need. From May 3-5, your local PetSmart® store will host a PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend to help pets find forever homes.

Sponsored by PetSmart, Purina® Pro Plan® and MAXX Scoop®, National Adoption Weekend invites more than 126 adoption partners to every PetSmart store across Canada to match you with your perfect pet.

"In 2012, more than 2,600 pets were adopted through the National Adoption Weekends in collaboration with local adoption partners," said John DeFranco, President of PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. "We are excited to continue that momentum this year to help pets find loving families with support from PetSmart Canada."

Not only will adopting change a homeless pet's life, but PetSmart Charities of Canada will also reward all participating local adoption partners; each will receive $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted at this event.

"PetSmart is proud to donate space for pet adoptions at our stores nationwide," said Rob Smith, Regional Director, PetSmart Canada. "PetSmart is committed to being a resource for new pet parents as they prepare for their new arrival. Our associates can provide tips on what food their new pet needs or offer in-store services like grooming or training. New pet parents can also go online to browse our many articles and resources like our food selector at www.petsmart.com."

How to Adopt
During National Adoption Weekend, visit the PetSmart Charities of Canada's adoption centre inside any PetSmart store in Canada from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. To learn more about the event and to find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit http://pets.petsmart.com/adoptions/ or call 1-877-473-8762.

Stay Connected
For weekend updates and photos, follow along with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities and www.facebook.com/PetSmart. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PetSmartChariTs and https://twitter.com/PetSmart and by following the hashtag #adoptlove.

About PetSmart Charities® of Canada

Since 1999, PetSmart Charities of Canada Inc., an independent non-profit animal welfare organization, has raised more than $4.3 million benefiting animal welfare organizations across the country. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Canada has helped save the lives of more than 140,000 pets.

About PetSmart Canada®

In Canada, PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, which employees approximately 2,900 associates and operates over 80 pet stores across Canada, 7 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading provider of pet supplies and pet care information (www.petsmart.com). 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(SM) day care services and pet adoption services.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart 
Find PetSmart on Facebook www.facebook.com/PetSmart 
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Contact:

Patrick Martins
GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities
416-642-7958
pmartins@golinharris.com

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