Find a new friend at PetSmart Charities National Adopt-A-Thon Weekend

By Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation | Apr 29, 2013
Photo by: Michael Ritter "Bogart" one of several animals recently adopted at at PetSmart.

For anyone thinking about adopting a new four-legged friend, this weekend might be the perfect opportunity. The three-day PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will have cats and dogs available for adoption at the Waynesville PetSmart at Town Center Loop during the event, and anyone adopting a dog or cat at the event will receive a packet with coupons and special offers from the store.

“We hope to get as many pets as possible adopted,” said Adoption Coordinator Michael Ritter for the event. Depending on the weather, there will be from five to seven dogs at PetSmart every day of the event along with many cats inside the store. PetSmart has been a great partner in helping Sarge’s find homes for rescued cats and dogs in Haywood County.

“We try to support the local PetSmart here because it’s beneficial to everyone,” Ritter said, explaining that the relationship with the pet store has already given many dogs and cats the chance at a new home through regular adoption events.

Prospective adopters can also view available cats and dogs online at

“Hopefully, we will have a lot of people coming out for this event,” Ritter said.