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PetSmart® Arrives in the Big Apple

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Manhattan Pet Parents Benefit from the One-Stop-Shop Convenience and the PetSmart Experience</i> </p>

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

PetSmart® Arrives in the Big Apple09:00 EDT Tuesday, August 03, 2010 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- This summer, Manhattan-area pets can have their specialty dog food and eat it too. PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) will make its Big Apple debut with the opening of two stores this year, offering pet parents a wide selection of products, professional services and advice for the total lifetime care of their pets – all under one roof. The first store, located in the new East River Plaza shopping center at 517 E. 117th Street, between Pleasant Avenue and FDR Drive, will launch on August 21 while the NoHo store at 632 Broadway, between Bleecker Street and West Houston Street, opens in November. The NoHo store, housed in a historical, 100-year-old building, has a boutique look and feel which local pet parents will appreciate. Both locations will introduce a home delivery option – a unique feature to meet the needs of the Manhattan pet parent. “We know the millions of pet parents in Manhattan often have to make multiple stops to fulfill their pet care needs, but now they can go to just one spot - PetSmart - and find all the products and services that will keep their pets happy and healthy,” says Bonnie Cameron Wells, Senior Marketing Manager, Customer Experience at PetSmart. The largest specialty pet retailer has also outfitted each store with the following amenities: Ten thousand products to choose from, including accessories and apparel, breed-specific specialty foods and snacks, bedding and toys Full-service grooming salon where a sleek haircut is the finishing touch on clean ears, clipped nails and fresh breath Beginning, advanced, intermediate and private training classes for pets and pet parents State-of-the-art Doggie Day Camp day care center where pets can exercise and socialize with other dogs, especially when it's too cold for the dog park PetsHotel, a clean, comfortable boarding facility with spacious rooms, exercise programs, 24-hour supervision and on-call veterinary care Total medical care at the in-store Banfield veterinary hospital Knowledgeable associates who can provide advice for all pets – whether they bark, meow, slither, blow bubbles or chirp – from choosing a pet to buying the best foods and snacks, and more. Year-round opportunities to save the life of a pet through the in-store adoption program “We look forward to joining the Manhattan pet parent community, as well as the years ahead of helping pet parents and pets enjoy their lives together,” says Cameron Wells. 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 @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook