August 31, 2006 at 14:29 PM EDT
PetSmart Charities' Adoption Weekend Aims to Find Families for 15,000 Pets
863 PetSmart Stores and 3,400 Adoption Agencies Partner in 32-Hour Effort

PetSmart Charities seeks homes for as many as 15,000 abandoned and homeless pets during its North American Fall Adoption Weekend. Adoptable cats and dogs will be available at every PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) store from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Each customer who adopts a pet will receive a new Pet & Parent guide with information and coupons that include a free small bag of advanced nutrition food for a healthy start for the new pet. Visit www.PetSmart.com or call 1-877-473-8762 to find the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center nearest you.

About PetSmart Charities

Since its inception in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. (PCI) has helped save the lives of more than 2.6 million homeless pets and has granted more than $42 million to animal welfare programs in the U.S. and Canada. PCI works to improve the quality of life for companion animals by creating and supporting programs that save the lives of homeless pets, facilitating adoptions through in-store programs, raising awareness of companion animal welfare issues, and promoting healthy relationships between people and pets. To learn more about how PCI is working to help find a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit www.petsmartcharities.org or call (800) 423-PETS.


Contact:
Jennifer Pflugfelder
PetSmart News Media Line: 623-587-2177

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