SOURCE: PetSmart


April 14, 2009 09:00 ET

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: PetSmart® Celebrates Pets' Birthdays

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - April 14, 2009) -


A free birthday event for pets and their pet parents, sponsored by Purina®.

PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) will host a birthday party for pets complete with complimentary photo packages and goodie bags. Pets can learn to "sit" at the event with help from accredited pet trainers, play a "musical sit" game and compete for prizes.


All pets and their pet parents.


Tuesday, April 21 6 - 8 p.m.
6 p.m. -- sit training
6:20 p.m. -- musical sit games begin
7 p.m. -- musical sit grand prize final game


All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Visit for store locations.

For pets who do not have parents to celebrate their birthdays, the PetSmart Charities'® Spring National Adoption Event will help thousands of pets find loving homes. All PetSmart stores in the United States and Canada will take part in this event Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2009.

PetSmart Charities'® Spring National Adoption Event

Date: May 1 - 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 1 and May 2; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 3
Location: PetSmart Charities' Adoption Center inside all PetSmart stores

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 1,112 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 142 in-store PetSmart PetsHotels® 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 and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities®, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more than $70 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 3.5 million pets.

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    Jessica Douglas