Metro Richmond Pet Savers Celebrates Two Years of Saving Lives

(Richmond, VA) – On April 14th, MRPS will celebrate its second birthday with its biggest ever adoption event at the PetSmart on CarMia Way (1276 CarMia Way, Chesterfield VA, 23235). This month’s event, which begins at 11 and concludes at 3, will include music, cupcakes from Carytown Cupcakes, the Richmond International Raceway pace car, and activities for kids. As always, the centerpiece of the monthly Adopt-a-Thon will be the over 100 adoptable animals from more than a dozen rescue organizations who will attend the event in the hopes of finding the perfect family.

Metro Richmond Pet Savers (MRPS) held its first adoption event two years ago this month. With the goal of increasing pet adoptions and ending unnecessary euthanasia, animal rescues across the area banded together to form Metro Richmond Pet Savers; approximately 1,800 pets have found their forever homes through monthly adoption events held at local PetSmart locations.

MRPS is a collaborative group of animal rescue groups and shelters who take part in large, monthly Adopt-A-Thons in the parking lot of Richmond area PetSmart stores. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of cats and dogs from county/city shelters that may otherwise be euthanized.

Questions and rescue organizations and shelters interested in joining Metro Richmond Pet Savers should be directed to