SOURCE: PetSmart

November 08, 2005 09:00 ET

Lucky Dogs... and Cats

PetSmart Helps Find Homes for the Holidays

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2005 -- Some dogs have all the luck. But this holiday season, PetSmart® is giving dogs, cats -- and their pet parents -- plenty of opportunities to share their good fortune.

The long-standing holiday tradition -- Santa Claws® Holiday Photos -- is coming to town. During the first three weekends in December (3 and 4, 10 and 11, 17 and 18) at PetSmart stores throughout the United States and Canada, pets of all shapes, sizes and species will have a chance to sit on Santa's lap -- and have their pictures taken. Five dollars from each $9.95 photo package (which includes two Polaroids, one snowman frame and a festive holiday paperboard frame) will benefit local PetSmart Charities® Adoption Partners.

PetPerks® savings card members are luckier yet. They'll receive $1 off their Santa Claws Holiday Photos packages, while neighborhood PetSmart Charities Adoption Partners will still earn the full $5 donation.

In PetSmart stores November 1 - December 26, the Wish Tree offers another convenient way to help homeless pets. With $1, $5, $10 gift tags available on the Wish Tree display, pet parents simply select the amount they would like to give to homeless pets and then make their contribution at checkout.


And since charity does begin at home, PetSmart's shelves are well-stocked with holiday toys and fashions for all those lucky dogs (and cats, fish, birds, reptiles... ). For those exceptionally lucky dogs, PetSmart's grooming salon is offering a special Be Jolly Holiday Top Dog(SM) grooming package that includes tooth-brushing, health-enhancing shampoo, sugar-cookie scented re-moisturizer and cologne, a limited edition collar charm, a holiday bow or bandana, and festive nail polish.

For more information visit www.petsmart.com or call 1-877-473-8762.

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 770 pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing number of in-store PetsHotels, as well as a large pet supply catalog business, and is a leading online provider of pet products and information (www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and supplies, and offers complete pet training, grooming and adoption services.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Michelle Friedman
    PetSmart 24-hour Media Line
    623-587-2177

    or

    Alan Peisakoff
    Markowitz Communications
    412-577-5140

    Online Press Room:
    http://www.petsmart.com/pressroom/