Charlotte, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CHARLOTTE, NC – (December 19, 2016) – Today, XOOM Energy, LLC, an energy retailer providing natural gas and electric services throughout North America, announced a new relationship with PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America. XOOM Energy launched the 5 Saves Lives campaign – its first-ever animal welfare initiative – to support PetSmart Charities in its mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs that bring people and pets together.

As part of the 5 Saves Lives campaign, XOOM Energy is now offering a product to its customers, in all XOOM Energy U.S. markets, called RescueLock 12. This product allows customers to secure a fixed rate plan for 12 full months, protecting them from the uncertainty that they’ve come to expect with energy bills.  When a customer enrolls on RescueLock 12, five percent of each customer’s monthly XOOM Energy charges will be donated to PetSmart Charities.

“XOOM Energy is thrilled to partner with a non-profit organization like PetSmart Charities, who have more than 20 years of experience in animal welfare. With RescueLock 12, our customers can lock in a stable 12 month fixed rate while supporting a great cause.” states Chris Phillips, Chief Operating Officer at XOOM Energy.

“The 5 Saves Lives Campaign is a true testament to XOOM Energy’s passion for and commitment to helping pets in need across the U.S.,” said David Haworth DVM, PhD, president of PetSmart Charities.  “It is with the support of companies, like XOOM Energy, that we are able to continue working with animal welfare organizations and nonprofits nationwide to help pets in need, end pet homelessness and connect people and pets.”

PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America and has donated more than $300 million since 1994.  Each donation made to PetSmart Charities helps fund initiatives such as adoptions at PetSmart stores and other locations, rescue programs, spay and neuter surgeries, emergency relief, and service animal and pet therapy training programs.  This is the first time the organization has worked with an energy company to generate donations.


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About XOOM Energy, LLC

Based in Huntersville, North Carolina, XOOM Energy is a progressive, independent energy retailer that supplies natural gas, electricity and renewable energy to residential, small business and large commercial customers in deregulated energy markets. XOOM Energy offers service through its wholly owned subsidiaries in 18 states, the District of Columbia, and Alberta, Canada, in 90+ utility markets across North America and employs 180+ people in the Charlotte metro area. To find out more, visit


About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register.  PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.  

CONTACT: Contact:
Jackie Whitman
11208 Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078