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    Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:29:01

    Author Nicholas Sparks Teams Up With PetSmart - Find out how you can support pet adoption & be in one of his novels!

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    We care about pets a lot here at ARTISTdirect, so we are sharing this cool contest!

    Best-selling author, producer and screenwriter Nicholas Sparks of The Notebook, Dear John, Safe Haven, and The Best of Me fame is ready to make one lucky fan's adopted pet a star in an upcoming novel! Yes, we're serious.

    Sparks has teamed up with nonprofit PetSmart Charities for a unique contest to celebrate shelter pets.

    Sparks is a longtime pet adoption advocate and a pet parent to three rescue dogs. The contest asks fans and pet parents to submit their pet's adoption story. Sparks will choose the most heartwarming story and the lucky winner's adopted pet will be named in one of Sparks' upcoming novels and will also be featured on Sparks' website, along with an introduction by the author.

    Fucking cool!

    Tell 'em why you fell in love with your adopted pet and how they've made your life complete by submitting your pet's adoption story and photo to the "Fall into a Nicholas Sparks Love Story Contest" by visiting PetSmartCharities.

    Submissions are open until December 14, with the winner announced January 12.

    Watch this Sparks-starring video below.

    PetSmart Charities November National Adoption Weekend may be the perfect time to do so, happening November 14-16 at all 1,300 PetSmart stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

    More than 2,000 animal welfare organizations will be on-site at every PetSmart store during the weekend-long event to help you find the perfect dog, cat, puppy or kitten.

    How to Adopt: Visit the PetSmart Charities' adoption center inside any PetSmart store in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico from 9am to 6PM on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15; and 10AM to 6PM on Sunday, November 16. To find the PetSmart store nearest you, visit Petsmart.com/adoptions or call 1-877-473-8762. National Adoption Weekends are sponsored by PetSmart, Purina Pro Plan and Tidy Cats.

    Higgins, Laney, and Toby, the ARTISTdirect canine mascots, thank you for your support of pet causes. Woof woof.

    What can you do to spread the word about this killer, cool, awesome, pet-supporting contest? And did you enter?

    Get involved in helping pets! Visit PetSmartCharities.org for more info.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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    Tags: Nicholas Sparks, Dear John, The Notebook, Safe Haven, The Best of Me

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