Petsmart Charities Adopted Out Its 3 Millionth Pet

A Colorado family took home Winchester, a 2-year-old border collie mix, the 3 millionth pet adopted from a Petsmart adoption center.

Posted: June 26, 2007, 5 a.m. EDT

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Courtesy Petsmart Charities

Petsmart Charities celebrated its 3 millionth pet adoption on Saturday as a Colorado family welcome Winchester, a 2-year-old border collie mix, into their home.

On Saturday, June 23, the Aukamp family’s adoption of Winchester, a 2-year-old border collie mixed breed dog, marked the 3 millionth pet adopted from a Petsmart Charities Adoption Center.

The milestone was marked at the Littleton Petsmart store on South Kipling Parkway. The Colorado Humane Society, which helped facilitate the adoption, was presented with a $3,000 grant from Petsmart.

The pet retailer says its charity has donated more than $52 million to animal welfare agencies since 1994, and that every two minutes a pet is adopted from one of its 928 adoption centers in North America. It aims to adopt out a million more pets, reaching 4 million total, by the end of 2007.

Winchester’s adoptive family, which resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo., received a lifetime supply of food, training, grooming and PetsHotel or Doggie Day Camp stays from Petsmart, as well as an Optimum Wellness plan for one year from Banfield, the Pet Hospital.

“Each year, 3 to 4 million shelter pets are euthanized simply because they do not have a loving home,” said Susana Della Maddalena, Petsmart Charities vice president and executive director. “It has taken us 13 years to adopt out the same number of pets.  We are excited to celebrate this milestone. It’s a wonderful way to show our appreciation for the adopter and the millions of people who have already joined our adoption family.”

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Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

6/26/2007 3:06:22 PM

Congratulations to Winchester and his new family!

Shawna    Anchorage, AK

6/26/2007 11:36:55 AM

That's great that the family adopted an older dog. I also think that it's wonderful that Petsmart has such a wonderful goal in mind. I hope they make it!! :)

Nikki    Chicago, IL

6/26/2007 9:56:35 AM

Good Job Petsmart! My favorite pet store ... I always say a prayer for the animals that need homes when I pass by.

debby    oxford, NC

6/26/2007 8:00:48 AM

Im so glad the pets found homes, I just hope they are good home and not end up where they were!

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