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A Devilishly Good Time Awaits Pets and Pet Parents at PetSmart®

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Devilishly Good Time Awaits Pets and Pet Parents at PetSmart®09:00 EDT Monday, October 18, 2010 (Business Wire) -- PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM): WHAT:   Howl-O-Ween Costume Party and Photo Event Pets and their parents can strut their stuff during PetSmart's® annual Howl-O-Ween event. Fun events include a costumed pet parade and a Best Pet Costume contest.   Winners of the contest are selected by the audience. Prizes include: ● First Place is one (1) 27 oz. tub of Greenies Dental Chews ● Second Place is one (1) 3.2 oz. bag of Greenies Pill Pockets   The first 100 pets to arrive event receive free goodie bags. To capture the special moment, pet parents can take photos with their pets, which will be placed in a commemorative frame, which is $4.95 with a Pet Perks card.   WHO: All pets – not just dogs – and their pet parents.   VISUALS: Dogs dressed as bumblebees, cows, lobsters, monsters and more. Cats coming as cowboys, princesses and witches. Every type of pet decked out in their Halloween best.   WHEN:Saturday, October 23, 3 – 5 p.m. (local time) Pet parade at 3:30 p.m. Pet costume contest from 3:45-4:15 p.m.   WHERE: All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit for store locations.     Howl-O-Ween photo and interview opportunities: Fall and Halloween pet apparel and toy images or product available upon request. In-store or in-studio interviews with pet parents or your local PetSmart store manager can be scheduled. Please contact Hannah Hardage,, or 972-341-2585 for more information.   For more information, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177.   No purchase is necessary to win. For official rules and complete details, visit   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