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National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart stores

If your language of love is a wet, sloppy kiss, an enthusiastic tail wag, and a purr that keeps you up at night, true love is waiting for you at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend Feb. 22-24/

"PetSmart Charities is changing lives with innovative programs and events that address the pet overpopulation problem at the community level," said Stephanie Butler, senior director of programs, grants and research, PetSmart Charities Inc. "When you adopt, you save a pet's life and enrich your own."

Further sharing the love, PetSmart Charities will give all participating animal-welfare organizations $35 in adoption-reward grants for every pet adopted during this event.

"By donating space for pet adoptions in every PetSmart store, we are working with PetSmart Charities to save the lives of millions of homeless pets," said John Alpaugh, chief marketing officer, PetSmart.

To adopt during National Adoption Weekend, visit the PetSmart Charities' adoption center inside any PetSmart store from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24. For more information, visit pets.petsmart.com/adoptions, or call 877-473-8762.

Want to share your love for adopted pets? It's easy to do using PetSmart Charities' Valentine's Day Facebook application. Through Feb. 13, send a Valentine with your adopted pet's photo, and share photos with other pet lovers. Fans can vote for their favorite pet pictures throughout the campaign. The winners will be featured as PetSmart Charities' Facebook cover photos of the week. For details, visit www.facebook.com/PetSmartCharities.

Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program.

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