Pickering Animal Services partners with PetSmart Charities during National Adoption Week

Posted on Wednesday November 03, 2021

Pickering, ON, November 3, 2021 – Pickering Animal Services (PAS) has partnered with PetSmart Charities of Canada to bring adoptable pets to the local PetSmart in support of National Adoption Week (November 8 – 14).

During National Adoption Week, PAS will bring animals from their care into the PetSmart located at 1899 Brock Road in hopes of them finding their forever homes.

Attendees will have the opportunity to spend time with the animals to make connections, learn more about them, and explore the types of products they would need as potential pet owners.

“Since 2020, we have adopted out 202 animals through PetSmart alone, and I am hoping that this adoption event will bring us to 250 adoptions,” said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Pickering Animal Services. “We plan to have plenty of cats and kittens, and also a few small animals at the store. Animal Services will also have rabbits, rats, and a dog available for adoption directly from our shelter.”

“Helping our partners find perfect matches for pets in their care helps us to fulfill our mission to bring people and pets together,” said Andrew Fraser, Adoption Grants Manager, PetSmart Charities of Canada. “The pandemic taught us all just how much pets save us as much as we save them.”

Visit pickering.ca/petadoption to view the animals currently available for adoption, or visit petsmartcharities.ca to learn more about this initiative.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

About PetSmart Charities® of Canada:

PetSmart Charities of Canada is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the country, PetSmart Charities of Canada helps thousands of pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities of Canada also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, thousands of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada directly at PetSmartCharities.ca, while shopping at PetSmart.ca, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities of Canada efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, granting more than $24 million since its inception in 1999. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity. To learn more visit www.PetSmartCharities.ca.

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Nicole Hann
Public Affairs & Communications Associate l Office of the CAO
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