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Pets and Pet Parents Await a Spooktacular Good Time at PetSmart® Stores

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pets and Pet Parents Await a Spooktacular Good Time at PetSmart® Stores07:00 EDT Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (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 sponsored by Mars and Greenies®. Fun events at stores include a costumed pet parade and each participating PetSmart store will also host a Howl-O-Ween Costume contest for pets.   Winners of the contest are selected by audience applause. Prizes include: ● First Place is a 12oz package of Greenies Canine Dental Chews ● Second Place is a voucher for a free ToyShoppe® dog or cat toy up to $5 value ● Third Place is a voucher for a free Grreat Choice™ dog or cat toy up to $3 value   The first 100 pets to arrive at the event at each store receive free goodie bags. To capture the special moment, pet parents can take photos with their pets that will be placed in a commemorative frame, which is $4.95 with a PetPerks® card.   WHO: All pets – not just dogs – and their pet parents   VISUALS: Dogs dressed as dragons, skeletons, basketball players, monsters and more. Cats coming as pirates, jesters and witches. Every type of pet decked out in their Halloween best.   WHEN:Saturday, October 22, 3 – 5 p.m. (local time) Pet parade at 3:30 p.m. Pet costume contest at 3:45 p.m.   WHERE: All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Visit for store locations and rules for the costume contest.   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 your local PetSmart store manager can be scheduled. Please contact Michelle Hagans,, or 972-341-2503.   For more information, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177.   About PetSmart PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 48,000 associates and operates more than 1,197 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 185 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat 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 dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day CampSM 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 $134 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 4.5 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook PetSmart on YouTube GolinHarris for PetSmartMichelle Hagans,