This holiday season, PetSmart, the largest pet specialty retailer is teaming up with PetSmart Charities, North America’s foremost funder in animal welfare, to highlight the many ways to give the most precious gift of all – the gift of togetherness.
Beginning Dec. 1, customers can help support PetSmart Charities’ mission of helping to improve the lives of pets and people in local communities across the US and Canada, by donating in the following ways:
In honor of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, PetSmart has made the commitment to match customer donations to PetSmart Charities, up to $250,000, meaning the more that customers give, the bigger impact made in their local communities.
In select stores, customers who donate $2 to PetSmart Charities at the register are automatically entered for a chance giveaway to win a gigantic Holiday Tree Hut pet bed with a retail value of $100 and $50 PetSmart Services Gift Card. Visit official rules.
Chance & Friends Collection
The 2020 Chance & Friends Collection features an adorable plush dog, cat, llama, dinosaur, hedgehog, wolf and unicorn, complete with a squeaker, that will delight pets and kids alike. For each in-store or online purchase, PetSmart will donate 10 percent to PetSmart Charities. Shoppers who aren’t looking to purchase another plush toy can also make a difference in the lives of their local communities through PetSmart’s annual holiday toy drive, an event store associates look forward to year round. Every PetSmart across North America has selected a local charity and invites customers to purchase and donate one of the plush toys in their toy drive. The toys are then delivered to organizations like police departments, animal shelters and other community non-profit organizations. Since the toy drive launched, a total of 1.7 million toys have been donated across North America.
Last year, more than $1.6 million was raised from the Holiday Philanthropic Collection to support PetSmart Charities’ funded initiatives. In addition, more than two million plush toys were donated and distributed to people and pets in need in the communities where PetSmart operates.
For customers that purchase Chance and Friends branded gift cards, PetSmart will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to PetSmart Charities.
“We want to thank PetSmart customers for their support to help continue our mission of supporting pets and the communities that love them,” said Aimee Gilbreath, president of PetSmart Charities. “By choosing to donate to PetSmart Charities, you’re helping to fund grants for local change-making animal welfare organizations and support programs like adoption events, affordable pet care initiatives and more.”
To learn more about ways to give back to PetSmart Charities this holiday season or to find a local store, click here.