Mar 162017

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Buy a Bag, Give A Meal #fortheloveofpets

Hey guys! Wally…along with Ernie…here. We’ve mentioned before that the mom volunteers at our local animal shelter. She says she can’t believe how many bags of food the shelter goes through on a weekly basis feeding all the dogs and cats that are there waiting to find their forever homes. Food is a major expense for most animal shelters…we know it is for ours.

And it’s not only animals in shelters that need food. Did you know that many food banks now have pet foods so people who use the food banks for their own food source can get foods for their pets there as well? People who may have been forced to surrender their pets to a shelter because they couldn’t afford to feed them can now keep their pets. And the fewer animals that end up in shelters, the better. The mom just recently donated some of the food we don’t eat to our local food bank. But the food banks need more food so more people can take advantage of this.

Animal shelters and food banks rely on donations, but according to a recent survey, only about 20% actually receive donations. So when PetSmart® announced this week its biggest donation program ever aimed to help feed thousands of animals, we had to share the news with you.


In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, PetSmart has launched a new donation program called “Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™.” For every bag of dog or cat food, no matter the brand or size, that is purchased online or at any of its over 1500 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, PetSmart will donate a meal to a pet in need at pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks. You can read the PetSmart press release HERE.

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PetSmart expects to contribute more than 60 million meals through this program – its biggest philanthropic effort ever!

Philanthropic…that’s a BIG word for you, Wally.

Well, Ernie, this Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program is a BIG deal!

Pet parents, you need to buy food for your cat or dog, right? And we know you want to help animals in need. PetSmart has now made it easy for you to do both. When you buy your pet’s food at PetSmart, you will be helping to feed thousands of needy cats and dogs as well. How great is that?!?

Watch this cool video that explains more about the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program.

The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program runs March 1 through December 31, 2017. We hope you all will take advantage of this great program by shopping for your pet’s food at PetSmart and help feed thousands of cats and dogs in need.

PetSmart Store

For 30 years, PetSmart, along with its nonprofit partner, PetSmart Charities, has been a leader in pet adoption, saving more than 7.3 million pets’ lives. PetSmart Charities leads in funding across North America for animal welfare, donating about $300 million to date to help pets in need.

Thanks, PetSmart! We love companies that give back to the animals! And Happy Anniversary, too!

Visit to find the store nearest you or to shop on line. You can also follow PetSmart on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

  30 Responses to “Feed Animals in Need with Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ Program at PetSmart®”

  1. That’s a wonderful thing! The Dad is at PetSmart at least once a week and we buy lots of bags!

  2. Kudos to PetSmart! We love that they’re doing this, and we’ll certainly be heading to PetSmart for our food.

  3. This is such a great thing to do. Good for Pet Smart.

  4. i never even thought about the food shelter issue before. this is a great thing petsmart is doing…

    • We don’t think a lot of people know that food banks can use pet foods as well as people foods. Paws up to PetSmart for helping food banks, too.

  5. First off, that’s a swell photo of you two, Ernie and Wally! Secondly, I hope PetSmart donates lots and lots of meals to animals in need with this program!

  6. Bless the people at PetSmart who came up with this wonderful effort…..imagine what this means….so many will get a GOOD meal – sometimes the first GOOD meal they’ve had in forever……….and that is MAGIC.

    Hugs, Angel Sam and Teddy

  7. Such a fantastic program.

  8. thats a very nice thing to do

  9. We SO love this program!

  10. We were just about to make our monthly visit to PetSmart and so happy to know about this! And we’re out of the bags so…we’ll tell our human what we want her to do! Thanx for the heads up.

  11. We are so excited about this. Mom buys my food from either Pet Supplies Plus(I think it is a local pet store) or Pet Smart. She will for sure be buying my kibble from Pet Smart.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. What a pawsome thing to do!

  13. guyz… awesum iz thiz program !!! 984 paws up ta petsmart …way kewl ~~~ ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  14. What a wonderful campaign ! Pawsome ! Purrs

  15. Great post. We are all about helping critters. Hugs.

  16. What a wonderful program! We’re going to try to buy more of our food from PetSmart.

  17. This is so cool! We like shopping at PetSmart and this is such a great thing they are doing.

  18. We love PetSmart and think this is the best program to help hungry pets. We will be participating. ♥

  19. THat looks like a good program. We need to go to PetSmart tomorrow for our bag of food!

  20. That is a great program, thanks for telling us about it.

  21. We got an email about this program and we think it rocks!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  22. How pawesome! Kudos to Petsmart!

  23. Petsmart is a great company for helping community animals..

  24. Pet Smart is such a great organization! Kozmo came from one of their adoption events.
    Mommy was in our local Richmond PetSmart to gets my hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon some of her special tartar cleaning bones she likes (as Daddy can’t find them near where he lives) so Mommy buyed them and a bag of Cat Food and Dog food for the food bank as they have the same deal here in the Great White North (Canada) too!
    Wes will probably buys more!!!
    Many Kisses

  25. That’s so pawesome Wally and Ernie, Petsmart is fabulous!

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  26. All the food that we try here…well if it doesn’t work for us, then petcretary gives it to our vet who runs a small shelter for FIV+ kitties. And toys too, MOL! He even takes open bags because he knows where it came from and he trusts her, so no waste is good:)

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