Syracuse’s three Petsmart stores present the final weekend of the Petsmart Santa ClawsSM photo event on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 – 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a donation of $9.99, pet owners receive a portrait of their pet(s) with Santa. Five dollars of each photo purchased is donated by Petsmart directly to the Pet Adoption Partner rescue group that staffs the photo event.
The Syracuse SW location in Fairmount Fair on 3553 W. Genesee St. will be staffed by Petsmart Adoption Partner CNY Cat Coalition. Throughout the year, CNY Cat Coalition volunteers handle the adoption process for stray and rescued cats showcased at all three of the Syracuse Petsmart stores. Some of the cats available for adoption from CNY Cat Coalition are listed at Petfinder.com.
In New Hartford at the Petsmart on 4731 Commercial Dr., Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption (KSGA) is the the Dec. 18 – 19 Santa ClawsSM photo event Petsmart Adoption Partner group. KSGA is dedicated to helping retired racing greyhounds find homes with families in central New York. See the available greyhounds and check out their newest dogs in this article’s slideshow.
Syracuse Dog Training was not able to confirm which Pet Adoption Partner group is staffing the Santa ClawsSM photo event at the Dewitt store, 3401 Erie Blvd. E., or at the Clay (Liverpool) store at 3865 State Rt. 31. Where an Adoption Partner group isn’t available to provide Santa and elves to take the photographs, Petsmart stores donate the proceeds to the corporation’s general Adoption Partners Program.
The Petsmart Adoption Partners Program supports local pet adoption and rescue groups throughout the U.S. and Canada with grants, publicity for adoptable pets, and savings events like the recent Friends & Family discount days. Adoption Partner groups work with local Petsmart stores to showcase animals in need of adoption and staff Petsmart adoption events. The Adoption Partners program is a division of Petsmart Charities, which provides grants, adoption support and spay and neuter program sponsorship to rescue groups in communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Pet owners should bring their pets to their neighborhood Petsmart store between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19. For a safe and pleasant picture-taking experience in the busy pet store, bring dogs and cats on leash or in carriers. In addition to the pet pictures with Santa purchased at the Santa ClawsSM photo event, Pet Adoption Partner groups will accept donations directly during the event.
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