LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With more than 275 locations in 23 Eastern states, Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20. Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes.
According to the Humane Society, approximately 8 million stray and unwanted animals are taken in by shelters across the country each year. Tragically, about 3.7 million are put down because good homes cannot be found. Understanding that it was in position to help combat this heartbreak on a national scale, executives with Pet Supplies Plus set forth to raise awareness and badly-needed funds for various rescue groups.
Here's how Adopt-a-Pet Weekend works: Pet Supplies Plus corporate stores and participating franchise locations will individually partner with a local animal rescue group. Animals available for adoption include dogs and cats, and the times for the events will vary by location. For those who adopt a pet, Pet Supplies Plus will provide an informative New Pet Checklist and a coupon for $10 off $50 spent at the store. Those interested in attending Adopt-a-Pet Weekend are encouraged to visit www.petsuppliesplus.com in advance for additional details.
Throughout the entire month of October, Pet Supplies Plus locations will continue support for their local animal rescue organization by offering shoppers the chance to donate at checkout for the chain's annual October Donation Drive. Patrons will have the opportunity to support their local rescue agency by donating funds via cash, credit or debit card.
"Hosting Adopt-a-Pet Weekend and our annual October Donation Drive is not only an honor for us – it's a responsibility as well," said Dave Bolen, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. "Adopt-a-Pet Weekend will create a tremendous opportunity for people to make a lasting impact on the lives of so many deserving pets. Potential adopters are going to find wonderful pets and caring people at our Pet Supplies Plus locations, and we're all excited for people to go home with a perfect new family member."
Pet Supplies Plus stands out in the industry by offering consumers an expert team of pet lovers, a wide array of natural pet foods, a variety of Made in the USA pet consumables such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide, chews and more, all in a welcoming environment where the team members get to know their neighbors and their pets by name. Many locations also feature a full menu of grooming services tailored to meet every pet's needs including dog washes, haircuts, full body brushing, flea treatment and nail, skin, ear and oral care.
About Pet Supplies Plus
With more than 275 locations in 23 Eastern states, Pet Supplies Plus has earned the reputation as America's Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store by offering a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise in a welcoming environment. With a friendly, pet-centered culture, where store managers and associates actually know the names of hundreds of pets and their pet parents, each Pet Supplies Plus is large enough to house a broad selection of food and supplies, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. The company, headquartered in Livonia, MI., has earned its success by understanding the unique bond between humans and their pets, while championing the conviction that 'People Don't Own Pets, Pets Own People.' For more information about Pet Supplies Plus, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.
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