SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

PetSmart, Inc.

December 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Media Alert: Here Comes Santa Claws

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Giving the gift of time together is invaluable. PetSmart's (NASDAQ: PETM) Santa Claws in-store photo event is a great way for pet parents to spend time with their pets during the holidays while capturing the perfect family photo.

WHAT: Pets posing with Santa. Pets often attend the popular Santa Claws event wearing their holiday best, including Santa or Mrs. Claus costumes, Santa hats or reindeer antlers, cozy sweaters and coats.

WHO: All pets and their parents. (Leashed and vaccinated pets are welcome in all PetSmart stores.)

WHEN: The first three weekends in December on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Dec. 5 & 6
  • Dec. 12 & 13
  • Dec. 19 & 20

*Note: PetSmart stores in New Jersey will hold the event the first three weekends of December on Friday and Saturday. Friday event hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Jersey event dates include: Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19.

WHERE: All PetSmart stores (U.S. and Canada). Visit for store locations.

PRICE: Santa Claws photo packages are available for $9.95 with a PetPerks® card, and $5 from each package benefits a local PetSmart Charities adoption partner. The photo package includes one 4x6 digital photo of pets with Santa and an exclusive holiday frame.

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 1,149 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 161 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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