PHOENIX–More than 25,000 pets found their forever homes last week during PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend event held at more than 1,400 PetSmart stores across North America — setting a new company record with the most pets adopted at these national events since they were initiated by the retailer more than a decade ago.
Approximately 25,027 pets were adopted through the event last week (Monday – Sunday), beating the company record by nearly 3,000 pets and representing a 43 percent adoption increase over last year’s Feb. event. This year’s efforts also included nearly 100 stores that expanded their life-saving efforts to include small animals such as ferrets, guinea pigs and rabbits.
New pet parents received a special adoption certificate and also received the PetSmart Adoption Starter Kit with tips on how to transition a newly adopted pet into the home, as well as coupons for a free bag of pet food, free one-time services for training, veterinarian and Doggie Day Camp, as well as discounts on the essentials such as bowls, collars, beds and grooming — all totaling $400 in value.
Phoenix ranked 3rd in the country behind Fort Worth, Texas and Houston, Texas with 222 total adoptions. Tucson was 8th nationally with 177 adoptions.