Bret Michaels Partners with PetSmart Charities to Shine Spotlight on Homeless Pets

Striking a chord of compassion this holiday season, rocker Bret Michaels has teamed with PetSmart Charities to shine a spotlight on shelter animals who are longing to hear the words that would be music to their ears… “Welcome to your forever home.”

A hard rocker with a soft spot for animals, Michaels is urging dog devotees to make a donation to PetSmart Charities to help the 8 million dogs and cats who end up in U.S. shelters each year… half of whom are euthanized.

“I was lucky enough to adopt my German shepherd, Tarkus Arlicicus, and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without having pets around,” said Michaels. “By making a donation to PetSmart Charities this holiday, you will give a pet the second chance it deserves to find its lifelong home, and be a rock star to the pet lovers in your life.”

A $25 donation to PetSmart Charities saves a pet’s life by covering the cost for shelter space, food and veterinarian services needed to care for pets while they wait to be adopted. With PetSmart Charities, your donation goes further to save pets — 84 cents of every dollar goes directly to help pets in need, one of the highest direct-donation percentages among all national animal welfare charities.

To make a donation:

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.