Pets often rise to the top of the holiday gift lists for children and grown-ups alike and many families across North America will get a new puppy or kitten for Christmas, so PetSmart and PetSmart Charities will host National Adoption Weekend from November 11–13 in hopes of adopting out animals before the holiday season.
The pet adoption leader is encouraging people to obtain their pets before the holidays arrive to make the transition easier of owning a pet easier.
“While it’s fun to imagine your loved ones opening up a carefully wrapped holiday box with a new pet inside, the adopted pet may have a hard time adjusting to his or her new home during the most wonderful, yet hectic, time of year,” said David Haworth, D.V.M., Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada. “Adopting ahead of the holidays gives families an opportunity to spend quality time with their new pet, transition them into their new home, and involve them in the festive spirit of the season.”
PetSmart stores across North America will be participating in National Adoption Weekend. Find the PetSmart store nearest you online or call 1-877-473-8762. And for those who wind up adopting that weekend, show PetSmart your new pet using the hashtags #iadopted or #adoptlove on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.