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PetSmart® Rings in Spring with

<p class='bwalignc'> Pet Parents Can Turn Their Pet's Messy, Adorable Moments into More than $4,000 in Prizes </p>

Monday, March 28, 2011

PetSmart® Rings in Spring with "Just Doggin' Around" Photo Contest and Helpful Grooming Tips07:00 EDT Monday, March 28, 2011 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Spring fever has pets everywhere “doggin' around,” whether it's rolling in the mud, romping in the yard or getting sandy at the beach. To celebrate these adorable -- yet head-shaking -- moments, PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) is kicking off its “Just Doggin' Around” Spring Photo Contest today on Facebook offering pet parents the chance to win more than $4,000 in prizes. Check out these great Spring looks from PetSmart Grooming. To learn more, visit (Photo: Business Wire) To enter, pet parents should visit PetSmart on Facebook and upload photos of their dogs enjoying Spring and maybe getting a little “untidy” in the process. Entries will be accepted through April 24, 2011. The grand prize winner, voted on by Facebook fans, will be announced on May 10, 2011. The grand prize includes a “Top Dog” treatment package for the winning pet with free grooming for a year, the ultimate Martha Stewart PetsTM Spring Apparel Collection and more. Meanwhile, the pet parent will win a Spring rejuvenation weekend in Miami's South Beach complete with airfare, luxury accommodations and $2,000 in spending money. Complete details and official rules are available on PetSmart's Facebook page. Whether dogs are “doggin' around” or just in need of a good clean-up, it's time for a Spring groom. PetSmart stores feature full-service salons staffed by academy-trained groomers who provide personalized, hands-on care for every pet. Services include: bathing, teeth brushing, haircuts, ear and nail care and more. “After a long winter, dogs often end up with dry skin, tangled fur and a heavy undercoat that can shed uncontrollably when the weather heats up,” said Linda Erickson, PetSmart's grooming expert. “Grooming will not only make your pet look great, but also keep him comfortable during the warmer days ahead.” Here are some more Spring grooming tips from Erickson: Take off the winter coat: A good brushing is required to remove loose fur and a heavy winter undercoat, and giving dogs a moisturizing milk bath will make their hair soft and shiny. Skip the shave: Many pet parents have their dogs shaved thinking it keeps them cooler during warm-weather months, but a pet's coat protects against sun exposure. Instead, try the FURminator Shed-less Treatment®, exclusive to PetSmart Grooming, to help reduce unwanted shedding and keep your pet's protective coat intact. Don't forget the nails: Pets' nails grow longer in the winter because they don't spend as much time outdoors. Springtime is a good opportunity to have a dog's nails trimmed and cleaned. To learn more about PetSmart Grooming, visit or stop by your local PetSmart store. FURMINATOR SHED-LESS TREATMENT® is a registered trademark of FURminator, Inc., which is not related to PetSmart, Inc. About PetSmart PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 47,000 associates and operates more than 1,187 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 180 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, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp℠ 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 $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 4.4 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart Find PetSmart on Facebook Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: GolinHarris for PetSmartAnuradha Koli, 972-341-2578akoli@golinharris.comorPetSmart Media