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PetSmart to Carry Wellness Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Natural Pet Food and Snacks Available at PetSmart this Fall</i> </p>

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PetSmart to Carry Wellness Pet Food for Dogs and Cats09:00 EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) will expand its selection of natural pet foods with the addition of Wellness® brand pet food and snacks available in stores and online at beginning in the fall of 2010. Soon to be the newest specialty pet food line for PetSmart, Wellness is made with only the finest natural ingredients, including lean meats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, in wet and dry recipes for dogs and cats. People often choose natural foods for themselves because they are nutrient-rich and support overall health and wellness. The PetSmart and Wellness partnership represents a shared commitment to increasing awareness of the health benefits of feeding a natural pet food. Also, it acknowledges an increasing demand for natural specialty pet foods as pet parents become aware that the same healthy food options are available for their pets. “Feeding pets a balanced and nutritious diet is paramount to helping them live healthy, happy lives,” said Michael Sapp, vice president of merchandising consumables at PetSmart. “With the addition of Wellness, we'll provide our pet parents with an expanded natural selection of nutritious specialty pet food and treats.” It was a natural fit to work with PetSmart, according to Mark Shuster, vice president of marketing at Wellness. “PetSmart has a wealth of specialty food retail experience and a shared passion to provide pet parents with the highest quality foods for their pets,” says Shuster. “They share our dedication to educating pet parents about the importance of high quality nutrition for each pet's unique needs and lifestage.” For PetSmart, the partnership with Wellness represents its commitment to offering the best products and services for the total lifetime care of pets. “Our goal is to be the health, nutrition and lifestyle resource to help pets achieve the best life possible,” adds Sapp. About PetSmart PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 45,000 associates and operates more than 1,160 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 165 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel(R) 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, PetSmart(R) 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 and the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, has provided more than $109 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities(R), PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 4 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter Find PetSmart on Facebook About Wellness Wellness® – This Is Where True Wellness BeginsTM Wellness is a proud member of the WellPet family of brands. For those pet parents who value quality nutrition, Wellness,uses carefully chosen, authentic ingredients to create food you can trust to provide the foundation of your pet's well-being. Wellness is sold in pet specialty stores and natural food stores across North America. Visit to learn more. Follow Wellness on Twitter Find Wellness on Facebook