PetSmart Charities PetWalk
February 14, 2011 -
Around this time last year, I remember attending my first PetSmart Charities® PetWalk™ in Tempe, Ariz. The weather was perfect. It was slightly overcast with a light breeze, distributing Tempe Town Lake’s crisp, refreshing scent throughout the park. The money raised from the PetWalk™ helps animal welfare organizations, so it’s not only a fun activity for people and pets, but also a great opportunity to support a great cause.
I picked up my registration packet a week earlier, so I went to my team’s meeting place. There were leashed animals everywhere! You could tell that they were excited to be there, and whether they knew it or not, they were helping save the lives of their homeless friends. When the actual walk began, I had the chance to meet a few new people and hear great stories about how their pets found a way into their lives. Some pets were found by chance, while others were adopted at PetSmart Charities adoption centers inside PetSmart stores.
I’m excited that Tempe isn’t the only place to experience the PetWalk™, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®, this year because the event will also be held in:
· Tempe, Ariz. on Feb. 20
· Philadelphia, Pa. on May 7
· Fort Worth, Texas (details TBD)
· Washington, District of Columbia (details TBD)
For more details and to register, visit the PetWalk’s official web site.
-Farzana, PetSmart Charities, Inc