LIVONIA (WWJ) – If you’re looking to add a new furry friend to your family, you’re in luck!

Pet Supplies Plus is teaming up with local animal shelters in Michigan and throughout the nation to host a monumental Adopt-a-Pet Weekend on October 19-20.

Coinciding with National Pet Adoption Month and its annual October Donation Drive, the goal of Adopt-a-Pet Weekend is to place countless deserving pets with forever homes.

According to the Humane Society, approximately 8 million stray and unwanted animals are taken in by shelters across the country each year. Tragically, about 3.7 million are put down because good homes cannot be found.

Understanding that it was in position to help combat this heartbreak on a national scale, executives with Pet Supplies Plus set forth to raise awareness and badly-needed funds for various rescue groups.

“Adopt-a-Pet Weekend will create a tremendous opportunity for people to make a lasting impact on the lives of so many deserving pets. Potential adopters are going to find wonderful pets and caring people at our Pet Supplies Plus locations, and we’re all excited for people to go home with a perfect new family member,” Dave Bolen, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, said in a statement.

Here’s how Adopt-a-Pet Weekend works: Participating Pet Supplies Plus stores will individually partner with a local animal rescue group. Animals available for adoption include dogs and cats.

For those who adopt a pet, Pet Supplies Plus will provide an informative New Pet Checklist and a coupon for $10 off $50 spent at the store.

For more information and to find a participating location near you, visit


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