When you make a purchase for your dog or cat at PetSmart, you are asked to make a donation toward PetSmart Charities to help a homeless animal. Do you automatically say “yes” or "no” in response?

I give depending on if I have the money to spare at the time. However, checkout charities aren't something new. In fact, they have “become so commonplace at grocery stores, drugstores and even restaurants that some shoppers now come to dread it,” reports the Tampa Bay Times.

On the other hand, many “Americans gave more than $316 billion to charity last year” according to Indiana University’s Giving USA 2013 report. No matter what decision you make in the checkout line, tell us about it. We're curious how Texarkana feels about the checkout charities we see all over the place.