There is no question that puppies and kittens are super cute, but if anyone has ever brought one home, they know they can require a lot of time, attention – and most of all – patience.
Between midnight meowing and watching the favourite shoes turn into chew toys, there are countless reasons to consider the benefits of adopting a senior pet.
At least that’s what Langley’s own Canadian Animal Rescue & Extended Shelter (CARES) – a cat shelter with its adoption centre located out of the local PetSmart store – is counting on, as they prepare to end this weekend with a few animals less in care.
PetSmart stores across the country – including the Langley Bypass outlet – are hosting a three-day blitz aimed at finding homes for adult pets.
PetSmart’s and CARES are joining forces to host a national adoption weekend from Nov. 10 to 12.
Adult pets are in need of a second chance, said David Haworth, president of PetSmart Charities.
“At PetSmart Charities, our mission is to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets—and that includes pets that aren’t always top-of-mind for some adopters,” he explained.
“For homes with very young children or families seeking a more calm and mature companion, adopting a senior pet may be a great way to go.”
From Nov. 10 – 12, more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations will bring adoptable pets into nearly all of PetSmart’s 1,500-plus stores in the U.S. and Canada with the goal of finding homes for more than 25,000 pets during this weekend.
Regardless of the age of the four-legged friend the family chooses to adopt, or where they adopted from, PetSmart offers a free adoption kit that provides important content to help integrate a new pet into the family.
Adoption papers required.
More info on this program and other PetSmart adoption initiatives can be found at www.petsmartcharities.ca.
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