Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Buy a Bag, Give a Meal! Petsmart Charities

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BARKS!! Every week, my human and I write posts about dog and cats needing "Forever Homes" titled "Friday's Friend." Barkingly, we photograph for local rescues to provide awesome images which they can use in their publications and websites to help the dogs and cats get adopted too.

Why? I know, first hand, what its like to be a stray walking the woods, the trails, the roads and the highways in search of my next meal and a place to rest.  My human knows, first hand, the blessings of dogs and having adopted one-incredibly-pawfect-dog which made his, and Moms, life so pawsome!
"WOOF! - Looking for a 'Forever Home'"
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When I read about PetSmart's® "Buy a Bag, Give a Meal" donation program, I couldn't let another bark or woof go by without letting you know about it.

Here's the paw, "When you purchase a bag of dry dog or cat food at a PetSmart® store, or between March 1 and December 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal (5oz dog food, 1.5oz cat food) to PetSmart Charities® or PetSmart Charities™ of Canada to help feed a dog or cat in need."

PetSmart Charities will distribute the meal donations to various pet shelters, animal welfare organizations, food banks or other similar organizations that provide food, shelter and/or other assistance to pets in need.

PetSmart hopes to donate 60,000,000 meals or more! The goal is based on past sales for a similar time period. There is no guaranteed amount, as actual donations will be based on sales.

The allocation of food donations to beneficiary organizations will be based on PetSmart Charities’ evaluation of the needs among potential recipients, the ability of potential recipients to receive, handle and distribute the food donations, and where the donated meals can be most effectively delivered (“Review Process”).
"BARK!!!!!Looking for a 'Forever Home"'
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It is anticipated that the allocation of food donations will be approximately 50% for dogs and 50% for cats. However, the exact allocation of meals between dogs and cats may be impacted by availability and PetSmart Charities’ Review Process.

It is anticipated that each qualifying purchase in the U.S. will generate a meal donation to PetSmart Charities, Inc. (U.S.), and each qualifying purchase in Canada will generate a meal donation to PetSmart Charities of Canada. It is anticipated that each charity will distribute the donated meals to organizations within its respective country. The exact allocation of meals donated, however, may be impacted by the Review Process

A "meal" is defined as 5 oz. of dog food for a dog or 1.5 oz. of cat food for a cat based on the daily maintenance energy requirements for a typical adult pet (40 lb dog or 10 lb cat) in good health that is fed twice daily. Ounces as used for this definition refers to ounces of weight, rather than ounces of volume.

No portion of your purchase is tax deductible. All donations are made solely by PetSmart. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada are separate nonprofit animal welfare organizations whose collective mission is to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. PetSmart Charities is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and PetSmart Charities of Canada is an independent, registered charity, both of which are separate entities from PetSmart Inc.

To learn more about PetSmart Charities: 19601 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85027 1-800-423-PETS (7387) To learn more about PetSmart Charities of Canada: 500-4475 North Service Road Burlington, ON. L7L 4X7 1-289-313-6400,

For more information on how to participate in the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program, visit our page in US or Canada.

Paws a disclaimer!  WOOF!
from The Dog's Paw is not an affiliate of PetSmart or PetSmart Charities.  We simply share the good news of businesses helping dog and cat adoption as we see fit.  

Photographs are the property of Allen Pearson's Photos.
"YUP! I found a home and humans to love!"
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