PHOENIX, November 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pets Give So Much to the People They Love and This Tuesday I Give PetSmart is encouraging pet parents to give to families of animals in need with initiatives that benefit PetSmart Charities. Funds raised throughout the holiday season will support animal welfare in the United States
In honor of Tuesday I give the November 30, PetSmart invites pet parents to treat their pets and give back. For each purchase of dog or cat treats, PetSmart will make a donation $ 1 to PetSmart Charities, up to $ 140,000 *, to continue their mission of making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. To promote these efforts, Blue buffalo, Merrick and Real chews are committed to donate $ 45,000 each at PetSmart Charities. Together, this generosity will impact the work of PetSmart Charities to help advocate for and care for the well-being of pets and their families.
“We are grateful to partners like PetSmart, Blue Buffalo, Merrick and True Chews, and to the passionate pet parents who donate to PetSmart Charities throughout the holiday season,” said Aimee Gilbreath, President of PetSmart Charities. “As the largest animal welfare funder in the country, these donations provide resources to keep pets and families together, connect shelter animals to loving homes, and support access to Quality veterinary care. These efforts strengthen families and local communities – when we give pets a better life, they enrich ours too. “
Luck and friends
PetSmart is proud to bring back the Chance and Friends collection this year, featuring adorable dog, cat, llama, dinosaur, hedgehog, wolf and unicorn plush toys that will bring joy to animals and humans alike. Throughout the holiday season, with every purchase of Chance and Friends toys in-store or online, PetSmart will donate 20% of the proceeds to PetSmart Charities. For those who do not wish to take the toy home, PetSmart offers the opportunity to donate the Chance and Friends plush toy to the store which in turn will donate it to local organizations who can spread the holiday cheer in the community.
In 2020, more than $ 1.64 million was raised through the Chance and Friends Collection to support initiatives funded by PetSmart Charities, and over 2.5 million plush toys have been donated and distributed to people and animals in need in the communities where PetSmart operates.
“The whimsical nature of the Chance and Friends collection represents the kindness and joy that animals bring into our lives,” said Kristin shane, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at PetSmart. “This year, we are happy to increase the amount of donations from this collection. These furry toys impact the lives and well-being of our furry friends and are real gifts that keep on giving.”
Buy and donate
Those looking to give more and improve the lives of pets and pet families this season, can choose to donate to PetSmart Charities directly through the PINpad when checking out at PetSmart stores or by online, or can donate directly to petsmartcharities.org.
These donations add up to have a great impact and collectively donors have given more than $ 475 million to PetSmart Charities to support animal welfare initiatives. To learn more about ways to give back to PetSmart Charities this holiday season, visit petsmartcharities.org and for more information on Chance and Friends or PetSmart vacation products, visit petsmart.com.
* For each purchase of a dog or cat treat on 11/30/2021, PetSmart will make a donation $ 1.00 per treat up to $ 140,000 to PetSmart Charities to help support their mission. Thank you to our sponsors, Blue Buffalo, Merrick and True Chews for their additional donations of $ 45,000 each to PetSmart Charities (totaling $ 135,000). PetSmart Charities is a 501 (c) (3) registered non-profit organization.
PetSmart is the largest retailer specializing in pet services and solutions for the lifelong needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and believe that pets make better people. Every day, every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can, together, live more fulfilling lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our clients, how we support our associates and how we give back to our communities.
PetSmart operates approximately 1,650 pet stores in United States, Canada and Porto Rico, as well as more than 200 PetSmart PetsHotel® boarding houses for dogs and cats in store. The retailer offers a wide range of competitively priced pet foods and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp ™ and the adoption of pets. PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® from Canada work with nearly 4,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets to stores so they have the best possible chance of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other iconic events, PetSmart has facilitated over 9 million adoptions, more than any other physical organization.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program at all PetSmart® stores in the United States and Porto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps nearly 600,000 animals connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grants to support organizations that advocate for and care about the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets to loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care, and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and relief supplies. ’emergency. Each year, millions of generous donors help animals in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping on PetSmart.com and using PIN keypads at the checkouts at PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities effectively uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the primary animal welfare funder in North America, granting more than $ 475 million since its inception in 1994. Independent of PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501 (c) (3) organization that has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the past 17 consecutive years, making it one of the best for percent of charities assessed. To find out more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.