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‘Tis the Season for Showering Pets with Love

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>PetSmart</b><sup><b>®</b></sup><b> Gives Proud Pet Parents New Ways to Celebrate and Help Save Pets' Lives This Holiday Season</b> </p>

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

‘Tis the Season for Showering Pets with Love09:00 EST Wednesday, November 10, 2010 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- The holidays are a time of excitement and reflection, bringing loved ones together to celebrate the year's milestones and the relationships that exist between friends and family – including the family pet. According to a recent PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) survey, more than 56 million families will search for the perfect gift for their pet. This year, PetSmartmakes it easier than ever for pet parents to give the perfect gift and include pets in their year-end festivities, with thousands of gifts and treats, including: The Martha Stewart Pets™ Holiday Collection designed exclusively for PetSmart, features four unique toy collections and a line of stylish apparel, with items like the new festive Nordic Fair Isle sweater, which keep pets cozy during cold winter months. Fisher Price® dog toys are inspired by classic Fisher Price icons. The whimsical toys feature items such as the Xylobone™, Chatter Pup Telebone™ and Ruff-a-Stack™. Some toys are even peanut-butter scented. Kong® Naturals are a new line of ecologically responsible cat toys, made from natural, renewable resources, featuring top quality catnip in a reusable package. The Fluval® Chi Aquarium is a self-sustaining desk habitat that serves not only as a functional aquarium but as a piece of art for fish enthusiasts. Migrators collection of pheasants, mallards and goose squeaker toys are available in various forms and sizes for small and large family dogs. “Last season, more than 10 million cats and dogs received toys from PetSmart during the holidays,” said Marcia Hunt, Brand Marketing Director at PetSmart. “With even more unique products this year, PetSmart has something to please every pet. And with the return of seasonal collectibles like the Luv-A-Pet™ Collection, pet parents can give gifts that help save homeless pets.” Love A Homeless Pet PetSmart has expanded its Luv-A-Pet Collection, which last year launched Chance, a plush dog toy, by introducing its counterpart Lucky, a plush toy cat. Chance, along with Lucky, can be purchased in-store or online and 10 percent of each purchase will be donated to PetSmart Charities®, helping save the lives of homeless pets. The Luv-A-Pet Collection offers something for every member of the family, with Chance and Lucky ornaments, slippers, boxed cards and gift cards. In addition, pet parents can share Chance and Lucky virtually at facebook.com/petsmart. 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® cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® 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 $110 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 4.3 million pets. Media can download PetSmart photos, prices and more products at http://corporate.petsmart.com/public-relations/holiday/ Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook www.facebook.com/PetSmartMake your own Holiday Pawtraits www.holidaypawtraits.com GolinHarris for PetSmartMorgan Field, 972-341-2542mfield@golinharris.comorPetSmart Media Line623-587-2177pr@ssg.petsmart.com