A world where communities unite in support of pets together with their families.
We're proud to be the leading funder of animal welfare in communities across North America. Since 1994, we've granted over $500 million to change-making organizations that help transform the lives of pets and those who love them.
PetFood Warehouse Established
It later became PETsMART. The founders, committed to saving pets, worked with local rescue groups to host pet adoptions.
On a Mission
PetSmart Charities forms as a separate nonprofit organization supporting pets in need and those who love them.
Saving Pets Across North America
PetSmart Charities of Canada is established as a separately registered charity in Canada.
One Million...and Counting
Elise, a retriever mix, is adopted by the Bradford family in Lexington, Kentucky and becomes the 1 Millionth Pet Adopted from a PetSmart Charities Adoption Center.
A New Journey Home
Over 100,000 lives saved through pet transport programs that relocate pets from overpopulated areas to shelters with higher opportunities for adoption.
Two Million Adoptions
The Armstrong family of O’Fallon, Illinois, become pet parents to our two millionth adopted pet, Louie, a beagle mix.
What's in a Name?
PETsMART, PETsMART Charities & PETsMART Charities of Canada change their names to PetSmart, PetSmart Charities & PetSmart Charities of Canada.
PetSmart Charities provides more than $10 million in grants to animal welfare organizations across North America.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita prompt PetSmart Charities to grant $3.5 million to more than 151 animal welfare agencies affected by the storms.
Three Million Adoptions
Winchester, a border collie mix, finds his forever home with the Aukamp family from Littleton, Colorado and becomes our 3 millionth adopted pet.
Our 1st Everyday Adoption Center opens at PetSmart in Fort Worth, Texas where dogs and cats stay at the in-store facility until they are adopted.
Canada Celebrates 100,000
PetSmart Charities of Canada adopts out its 100,000th pet, a calico kitten named Calli, to the Wiggins family of Thornton, Ontario.
Four Million Adoptions
Chloe, a collie mix in Rockaway, New Jersey, is adopted by the Jancarek family and becomes our 4 millionth adoption.
Natural Disaster Assistance
Sixteen tons of lifesaving cargo dispatched to Memphis, Tennessee, and Joplin, Missouri, to help pets affected by tornadoes and floods.
Spay and Neuter
Our “Beat the Heat” and “Primp Your Pit” month-long campaigns helped spay/neuter clinics fix 10,000 female cats and pit bull terriers.
Five Million Adoptions
A husky named Dodge, adopted by George Little in Boynton Beach, Florida, becomes our 5 millionth adopted pet.
Seven Million Adoptions
At first sight, the McKenzies knew Daisy was a special dog. The year-and-a-half-old fox terrier/fox hound mix was adopted by the McKenzies and became our 7 millionth adopted pet.
100 Million and One
$100 million granted to support spay and neuter programs. See why we stand behind spay and neuter initiatives and be the next one to save a life.
Eight Million Adoptions
Zeus, a playful black cat and the lucky 8 millionth pet, was adopted by Heath Greenlee, a deputy sheriff for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in Texas.
Nine Million Adoptions
Luna, a five-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix from Phoenix, AZ, became PetSmart Charities’ 9 millionth adopted pet when Bekah Wilson & Bri Sommers adopted her.
Canada Reaches 350,000 Adoptions
During November National Adoption Week, PetSmart Charities of Canada achieved something big – 350,000 pets adopted at PetSmart stores in Canada!
Ten Million Adoptions
Balto, a loving Husky pup became our 10 millionth adopted pet when the De La Rosa family adopted him on a whim, giving him a second chance at a better life.
Connecting People & Pets
Whether it's through our in-store adoption centers, National Adoption Week, or our online search tool, we help pets in need find loving families to call their own.
Keeping Families Together
Supporting Pets & People
We support pets & their families through programs that work to make veterinary care more accessible, help battle pet hunger, and provide disaster response.
- Lead with love
- Unite as a pack
- Champion for change
Arizona native and long-time animal lover, Aimee Gilbreath is a seasoned leader in both non-profit and private-sector organizations with extensive experience in a range of industries spanning biotech, consumer goods and philanthropy.