Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Enthusiastic Pet Lovers Celebrate the Season with Holiday Photo Caption Contest

Get out the matching holiday sweaters! PetSmart Charities has partnered with the humor blog Awkward Family Photos (AFP) to announce a holiday photo caption contest. 

The contest features a hilarious, holiday-themed photo gallery of pets and people alike in unforgettable fashions and poses. Anyone can submit their own creative photo captions for a chance to win an Awkward Family Photo gift bag.

The contest aims to celebrate the passionate pet lover in all of us - poking fun at the overly enthusiastic pet owner while also embracing their passion for their furry friends.

PetSmart Charities hopes to bring awareness to the importance of pet adoption and maybe even spark potential adopters to save a life by adopting a pet this holiday season.


The caption contest submission period will begin on Dec. 12 and run through Dec. 17. Participants and spectators are invited to cast their vote for their favorite caption on the AFP website from Dec. 17 until Dec. 20 when the winners will be announced.

Winners of the caption contest will receive an Awkward Family Photo gift bag, complete with their New York Times Best-Selling coffee table book, as well as an AFP themed calendar and board game. The winning caption will be featured on the front page of AFP as soon as the voting is concluded.

For more information, visit PetSmart Charities’ website or on Facebook at

Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues and promote healthy relationships between people and pets.

The largest funder of animal-welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $165 million in grants and programs benefiting animal-welfare organizations and has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets through its in-store adoption program.

To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).