SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

PetSmart, Inc.

November 11, 2009 09:00 ET

All I Want for Christmas: PetSmart Showcases Must-Have Pet Gifts of the Season

PetSmart® Unveils Special Holiday Gift With a "Chance" to Make a Difference

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Today, PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) presents pet parents with thousands of holiday gift ideas that can fulfill the wishes of their pets this holiday season. According to a recent national survey of 1,000 dog and cat pet parents conducted by PetSmart, 95 percent of pet parents say they'll give their pet a gift or special treat this holiday season. That means the 155 million pets nationwide receiving gifts can look forward to the gifts they want with PetSmart's broad selection of products at exceptional prices throughout the season.

Homeless pets will also benefit this holiday season, thanks to the exclusive Luv-A-Pet "Chance." Chance is an overstuffed dog toy and collectible available this season for only $5. Ten percent of the overall proceeds from Chance sales will go to PetSmart Charities, which has saved the lives of more than 3.6 million homeless pets.

Additional must-have items on this year's gift list are toys and treats sold exclusively at PetSmart, and include:

  • Safari Christmas animal print and jungle character toys, such as the Plush Giraffe and Plush Elephant with Santa Hat ($5.99 US $6.99 CAN) or traditional Santa's Workshop toys like the Gingerbread Boy with Rope ($4.99 US $5.99 CAN).
  • Cozy "Naughty" or "Nice" novelty tees ($14.99-$15.99 US, $16.99-$17.99 CAN), snowman pajamas (XS-M $9.99 US $10.99 CAN, L-XL $10.99 US $11.99 CAN), a red and green cable knit sweater (XS-M $16.99 US $18.99 CAN, L-XXL $17.99 US $19.99 CAN) and princess hoodies (XS-M $14.99 US $16.99 CAN, L-XL $15.99 US $17.99 CAN).
  • Giant 24" knotted bone or the chicken-wrapped rawhide treat, all less than $9.99 US.
  • Faux suede embellished holiday stockings for dogs and cats ($6.99-14.99 US, $7.99-16.99 CAN).
  • Value gift packs with traditional red and green toys sure to delight dogs and cats everywhere ($6.99-$19.99 US, $7.99-$21.99 CAN).
  • New squeaker mats, featuring 10 squeakers in every toy ($9.99-$16.99 US and CAN), or holiday-themed loofah dog toys such as the nutcracker, gift box, Santa, snowman, reindeer and Hanukkah styles ($4.99-$9.99 US and CAN).
  • Large Heated Wellness Bed ($125.99 US) or the Super Thick Orthopedic Bed ($79.99-99.99 US).

ARTICLE: Functional Toys and Treats

'Tis the Season for Savings and Value

During limited-time sales this holiday season, pet parents will receive additional deals and discounts with great offers on hundreds of items at unbeatable prices in-store and online at

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Gift Idea Message Boards

For more information about giving pets gifts of health and happiness this Christmas, or to talk with a PetSmart expert, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177 or visit

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc., is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1,145 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 156 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information ( PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, Doggie Day Camp(SM) pet day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more than $87 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.6 million pets.

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