To celebrate 25 years of adoptions, PetSmart Charities of Canada encourages pet lovers to make room in their hearts and homes and visit in-store events March 18 – 24.

GUELPH, ON (March 15, 2024) – In partnership with PetSmart Charities of Canada, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) will bring adoptable pets to the Guelph PetSmart Silvercreek location in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 – 24, 2024.

The adoptable, Jessi.

During the in-store event, GHS invites pet lovers to make room in their homes for pets in need. PetSmart Charities of Canada is celebrating its 25th anniversary and encourages people to consider finding room in their hearts and homes for cats like Jessi.  Jessi arrived at GHS needing immediate veterinary care, she is now looking for her happy tail. To view all available pets for adoption, please visit the GHS website at

“PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Week can be the perfect chance to give a pet in need what they need most – people to love,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities of Canada. “With so many shelters across the nation struggling to keep pace with the number of animals in need of care, adopting a new pet makes an impact on the health of your community, too.”

PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Week is a special time during the year. PetSmart stores feature adoptable pets to meet and cuddle in spacious areas, and staff and volunteers are on-hand to make introductions and answer questions. Potential pet parents can also learn about the products and services they’ll need for the best possible start with their new family members.

“We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities of Canada and our local PetSmart Silvercreek store this National Adoption Week,” said Jane Dawkins, director, GHS communications and community engagement. “GHS currently has 92 animals in care, our goal is to find new homes and happy tails for as many animals as possible through this event.”


Adoptable pets will be available at the following times and PetSmart locations:
183 Silvercreek Pkwy. N.
Guelph, ON N1H 3T2

About the Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable #119236305RR0001, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

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About PetSmart Charities of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the country, PetSmart Charities of Canada helps thousands of pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities of Canada also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter, and emergency relief. Each year, thousands of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada directly at, while shopping at, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities of Canada efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, granting nearly $30 million since its inception in 1999. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity. To learn more visit

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Media Contacts: 

Jane Dawkins
Director, Communications and Community Engagement, Guelph Humane Society

PetSmart Charities 24-hour media line: 623-587-2177