25 Years of Changing Lives
We're proud to be the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. Since 1994, we've granted over $400 million to change-making organizations that help transform the lives of pets and those who love them.
PetFood Warehouse Established
and, becomes PETsMART in 1989. The founders, committed to saving pets, worked with local rescue groups to host pet adoptions.
On a Mission
PetSmart Charities forms as a separate nonprofit organization supporting pets in need and those who love them.
Saving Pets Across North America
PetSmart Charities of Canada is established as a separately registered charity in Canada.
One Million...and Counting
Elise, a retriever mix, is adopted by the Bradford family in Lexington, Kentucky and becomes the 1 Millionth Pet Adopted from a PetSmart Charities Adoption Centre.
A New Journey Home
Over 100,000 lives saved through pet transport programs that relocate pets from overpopulated areas to shelters with higher opportunities for adoption.
Two Million Adoptions
The Armstrong family of O’Fallon, Illinois, become pet parents to our two millionth adopted pet, Louie, a beagle mix.
What's in a Name?
PETsMART, PETsMART Charities & PETsMART Charities of Canada change their names to PetSmart, PetSmart Charities & PetSmart Charities of Canada.
PetSmart Charities provides more than $10 million in grants to animal welfare organizations across North America.
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita prompt PetSmart Charities to grant $3.5 million to more than 151 animal welfare agencies affected by the storms.
Three Million Adoptions
Winchester, a border collie mix, finds his forever home with the Aukamp family from Littleton, Colorado and becomes our 3 millionth adopted pet.
Our 1st Everyday Adoption Centre opens at PetSmart in Fort Worth, Texas where dogs and cats stay at the in-store facility until they are adopted.
Canada Celebrates 100,000
PetSmart Charities of Canada adopts out its 100,000th pet, a calico kitten named Calli, to the Wiggins family of Thornton, Ontario.
Four Million Adoptions
Chloe, a collie mix in Rockaway, New Jersey, is adopted by the Jancarek family and becomes our 4 millionth adoption.
Natural Disaster Assistance
Sixteen tons of lifesaving cargo dispatched to Memphis, Tennessee, and Joplin, Missouri, to help pets affected by tornadoes and floods.
Spay and Neuter
Our “Beat the Heat” and “Primp Your Pit” month-long campaigns helped spay/neuter clinics fix 10,000 female cats and pit bull terriers.
Five Million Adoptions
A husky named Dodge, adopted by George Little in Boynton Beach, Florida, becomes our 5 millionth adopted pet.
Seven Million Adoptions
At first sight, the McKenzies knew Daisy was a special dog. Then just a few days later, the year-and-a-half-old fox terrier/fox hound mix was adopted by the McKenzies and became our 7 millionth adopted pet.
100 Million and One
$100 million granted to support spay and neuter programs. See why we stand behind spay and neuter initiatives and be the next one to save a life.
Eight Million Adoptions
Zeus, a playful black cat and the lucky 8 millionth pet, was adopted by Heath Greenlee, a deputy sheriff for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in Texas.
Deborah is an experienced executive whose career has focused on strengthening mission-driven nonprofit and public organizations. Her role as Acting President brings to life her innate passion and an area of personal pursuit: animals influencing lives and communities for the better.
After leading the National Promotions team as Director of Marketing at PetSmart, Suzi joined the Charities team in 2017 as Director of Customer Experience. She now combines her passion for Marketing with a mission near and dear to her heart - connecting people and pets.
Lindsay Del Chiaro
Lindsay is the Director of Programs where she leads a team of nine associates responsible for international grantmaking, adoption events and programs and building partnerships and connections with animal welfare organizations, charities and grantees across the US and Canada. She has vast professional experience in the charitable sector with a focus on community outreach, donations and partnerships.