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PetSmart Charities, Inc.

PetSmart Charities, Inc. (PetSmart Charities) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Founded in 1994, the organization envisions a world in which every pet has a lifelong, loving home. PetSmart Charities' mission is to: Find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.

More than 490,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through the organization's adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.

The organization's major program areas include:

  • Adoption: PetSmart Charities is a leader in pet adoptions. Most of the 1,300+ PetSmart stores host PetSmart Charities Cat Adoption Centers and more than 20 stores have PetSmart Charities Dog and Cat Everyday Adoption Centers. PetSmart Charities also sponsors National Adoption Weekends.
  • Spay/Neuter: PetSmart Charities provides millions of dollars in grants annually that help spay/neuter clinics and animal welfare groups to perform more surgeries and educate communities.
  • Emergency Relief: PetSmart Charities' Emergency Relief program delivers much-needed supplies to animal rescue groups saving pets from large-scale man-made and natural disasters.