SOURCE: PetSmart

June 05, 2008 18:20 ET

Social Release -- PetSmart Celebrates How Pets Make Us Happy

Join Us for a Special Summer Happy Hour

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - According to a national PetSmart® survey of dog and cat owners, 92 percent say their happiness is directly affected by the happiness of their pet. To celebrate the bond between pets and their parents, PetSmart is partnering with Purina® pet food to host a Summer Happy Hour Tuesday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at all U.S. PetSmart stores.

Make Summer Happy

  • Summer Happy Hour: Tuesday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at all U.S. PetSmart stores.
  • Contests for Best Smile/Personality and Best Bikini/Summer Apparel. (PetSmart has everything you need to make a splash with your pet. Look for the latest summer pet fashions, including a yellow and white polka dot bikini and red Lifeguard swim trunks, at
  • The grand prize winner of the Best Bikini/Summer Apparel contest will also receive a one-month supply of Purina® dog and cat food. First, second and third place winners of both contests will receive a $5 PetSmart gift card.
  • Goodie bags including coupons for free samples of select Beneful® dog food and Fancy Feast® cat food items, and additional items such as key chains, pet food can lids, tab openers, CDs or toys.
  • Free digital photo and cardboard frame. Supplies are limited, so get there early.
  • Join the community and share your pet's Summer Happy Hour experience or join the conversation about how you make your pet's dinner happy hour. Don't forget to participate in our survey and let us know your pet's favorite flavor of food.
  • Shoot your own pet's picture or video and share it with friends.
  • Let your readers know if your pet wins one of their local contests.

In-Store Savings

Make Dinner Happy Hour -- The celebration includes special in-store pricing on your favorite Purina products.

PetSmart's Bonus Days -- June also marks bonus days to find special savings, coupons and discounts to save money on your favorite pet food brands. Check out our interactive savings guide and look for double bonus savings with your PetSmart PetPerks® card.

PetSmart Pet Expert Quotes

According to PetSmart Services Veterinarian Dr. Robyn Jaynes, DVM:

"While activities like snuggling, playing catch and getting lap time are the activities that get pets excited, it's the time spent together that makes pet parents and their pets happiest."

"At PetSmart's Summer Happy Hour, pets will be able to show off the items that will keep those tails wagging all summer long."

For more information or to talk with a PetSmart Expert, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177 or visit

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1043 pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing number of 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 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 million pets.

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