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SPCA de l'Outaouais receives $12,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to help more adoptable pets find families in Ontario

Published on March 21st 2024

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PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week In-Person Events to Take Place at Local PetSmart Stores March 18-24

GATINEAU, QUEBEC – MARCH 21, 2024 – SPCA de l’Outaouais has received a $12,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada® to help prepare more pets in Outaouais for adoption. An estimated one hundred thousand pets make their way into shelters each year in Canada. In partnership with PetSmart Charities of Canada, SPCA de l’Outaouais will bring adoptable pets to two PetSmart locations in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 - 24, 2024.

Thanks to this generous grant from PetSmart Charities, the SPCA de l'Outaouais will be able to welcome, care for and find forever homes for even more animals. Every year, more than a hundred furballs find loving homes at the PetSmart Adoption Center!

"PetSmart Charities has been very generous with us in the past and once again demonstrates its commitment to the cause of animal welfare. We are extremely grateful to have such a dedicated partner! Our association with PetSmart Charities allows us to save more animals by giving us access to an additional pool of adopters who also want to adopt responsibly and give a furry friend a fabulous life," said Maxime Daigle, Executive Director of the SPCA de l'Outaouais.

“Shelters across the country are struggling to keep pace with the number of animals coming in and need support from their communities to bring pets and people together,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities of Canada. “We’re proud to support the SPCA de l’Outaouais and the essential work they do to care and advocate for the animals that come through their door in need of loving families. Please consider supporting their lifesaving work through volunteering, fostering, adopting, or making a donation.”

PetSmart Charities of Canada National Adoption Week is a special time during the year. PetSmart stores feature adoptable pets to meet and cuddle in spacious areas, and staff and volunteers are on-hand to make introductions and answer questions. Potential pet parents can also learn about the products and services they’ll need for the best possible start with their new family members.


Adoptable pets will be available at the following times and PetSmart locations:

Saturday, March 23rd from 9am

1851 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 1E3

255 Kanata Ave, Kanata, ON K2T 1K5

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About SPCA de l’Outaouais

Welcome to the heartwarming world of SPCA de l'Outaouais! We're not just an organization; we're a compassionate family dedicated to making a paw-sitive impact in the lives of vulnerable animals in the Outaouais region. Our mission is simple yet powerful – we're here to lend a helping paw to those in need. Whether they're furry strays exploring the world solo or pets seeking a new loving home, we open our hearts and homes to thousands of animals each year.

Every decision we make is driven by boundless compassion and kindness. For over 40 years, we've been weaving a tale of love and care for both the people of Outaouais and the adorable cats, dogs, and small animals who find refuge with us! Thanks to our incredible community, we're not just reducing the stray animal dilemma – we're rewriting the story to ensure every single creature is showered with the best care possible. Join us in creating a world where wagging tails, purrs, and little chirps echo with joy and gratitude.

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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, while shopping at, 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 $25 million since its inception in 1999. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity. To learn more visit

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Media Contact:

Ericka Muzzo                                                                         24-Hour PetSmart Charities                    

Communications and Marketing Manager                             Media Line: 623-587-2177

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