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DOG ABANDONED AT PETSHOTEL GETS ADOPTED BY PETSMART ASSOCIATE

Isabella, an 8-month-old boxer mix, checked into the PetsHotel in Columbia, Md. for a week-long stay last Thanksgiving. However, when it came time for Isabella to check out, her pet parent never returned to pick her up. Associates made several attempts to reach Isabella’s family but, as the weeks passed, it became clear that they …

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PetSmart associates raise $11,000 for community’s first dog park

For residents of Ottawa, Ill., playtime with your dog usually means walks around downtown. But now, Ottawa dogs and their families have somewhere new to run and play together! The Heritage Harbor community had never had a dog park, and recently began the process of creating a space for their much-loved pets to play freely. …

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PETSMART DISTRIBUTION CENTER HELPS SERVICE PUPPIES IN TRAINING

On November 2nd, PetSmart’s distribution center in Columbus, Ohio welcomed 16 volunteer puppy raisers from Canine Companions for Independence® to assist with several hours of socialization and agility training for puppies working to become service animals. Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities, …

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PETSHOTEL BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO LEWISVILLE ANIMAL SHELTER WITH DONATION DRIVE

To make the holidays extra special for pets at a Lewisville shelter, PetsHotel leaders Lacy and Katelyn decided to organize a donation drive providing gifts for the pets, including toys, beds, food and treats. To inspire donations, the two visited the shelter and took photos of nine pets who had been there the longest then …

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PetSmart Grooming Academy Named Partner of the Year

For adoptable dogs, a grooming appointment can mean the difference between finding a forever home and spending another night alone in a shelter. PetSmart’s Regional Salon Business Partner, Marybeth Goodrich, knows grooming can be a life-changing experience for shelter dogs. That’s why she and her students at the Grooming Academy work with local animal welfare …

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