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PetSmart® in Canada to Carry Wellness® Brand Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Natural Pet Food and Snacks Available at All Canadian PetSmart Stores in May</b></i> </p>

Monday, April 25, 2011

PetSmart® in Canada to Carry Wellness® Brand Pet Food for Dogs and Cats07:00 EDT Monday, April 25, 2011 BURLINGTON, Ontario (Business Wire) -- PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) Canada will expand its selection of natural pet foods with the addition of Wellnessbrand pet food and snacks beginning in May 2011. Wellness brand food, the newest specialty pet food line available at the 70 PetSmart stores in Canada, is made with natural ingredients, such as 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, the addition of the Wellness brand to the line of natural products currently available at PetSmart stores in Canada 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. "Pet parents have told us they want to ensure their pets have a complete, balanced and tasty menu that also provides optimal nutrition," said Nelson Mills, director of merchandising and supply chain for PetSmart Canada. "With the addition of Wellness available at PetSmart stores across Canada, pet parents now have an expanded natural selection of nutritious specialty pet food and treats to support their pets through each stage of life." Working with PetSmart in Canada and the United States is a natural fit, according to Thano Chaltas, chief marketing officer at Wellness Pet Food. "PetSmart brings a wealth of specialty food retail experience and continues to expand in Canada," stated Chaltas. "They share our dedication to educating pet parents about the importance of high quality nutrition for each pet's unique needs and life stage." For PetSmart, the partnership with Wellness Pet Food represents its commitment to offering the best products and services for the total lifetime care of pets. "Our goal is healthy and happy pets and supporting pet parents with high quality products, services and information is the best way to achieve this goal," adds Mills. About PetSmart Canada As part of the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, PetSmart opened its first store in Canada in 1996. The company employs more than 2,000 Canadian associates and operates more than 70 pet stores across 7 provinces in Canada, 6 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel cat and dog boarding facilities and PetSmart Doggie Day Camp in Ontario and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). In addition, all PetSmart stores in Canada provide a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offer complete pet training, pet grooming and pet adoption services. Since 1999, PetSmart Charities of Canada, a registered charity, has provided more than $2.1 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Canada has helped save the lives of more than 100,000 pets. 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 (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℠ 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 http://www.twitter.com/PetSmart Find PetSmart on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PetSmart About Wellness Pet Food 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 http://www.wellnesspetfood.com to learn more. Follow Wellness on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/wellnesspetfood Find Wellness on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/wellnesspetfood PetSmart Media LineToni J. Eberhardt, 623-587-2177