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Holiday Shopping Brings Joy to the Pet and Pet Parent's World

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>PetSmart</i><sup><i>®</i></sup><i> Kicks Off the Holidays with Its Best Gifts of the Season</i> </p>

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Holiday Shopping Brings Joy to the Pet and Pet Parent's World07:00 EDT Thursday, November 03, 2011 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- It's beginning to look a lot like the season to find the best gifts for your family, and that includes the family pet. In fact, in a recent PetSmart® survey, 76 percent of pet parents said they plan to give their pet a special treat or present this holiday season. Today, PetSmart® unveils its top 10 picks for pets and pet lovers this season. Luv-A-Pet(TM) Chance and Lucky plush toys (Photo: Business Wire) Luv-A-Pet™ Chance and Lucky plush toys: Pets will love to snuggle and play with these collectible plush holiday toys. Available in-store or online, 10 percent of all proceeds go to PetSmart Charities® to help save the lives of homeless pets. Martha Stewart Pets™ Striped Sweater with Pom-Poms: This vintage-inspired sweater featuring aqua stripes and a faux scarf ends with red pom-poms and will keep your dog warm in retro-fashion. PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ cat toy wand: This fun cat toy is exclusive to PetSmart and comes with three removable teasers of fur, sparkly streamers or feathers. Top Fin™ Holiday ornaments: Add a pinch of Christmas spirit to your aquarium with these festive figurines. PetHoliday by Top Paw™ fleece throws: Cozy, machine-washable, microfiber blankets keep pets comfy during the cold months. Exclusive to PetSmart, the colors are festive with pet neutral, dog and cat designs. Martha Stewart Pets gingerbread house: This charming holiday toy provides mental stimulation as dogs work to retrieve two gingerbread men from inside the house. Dog-edible cards: These colorful rawhide cards are the perfect edible gift for dogs while families are busy opening gifts or eating their holiday meal. Available in U.S. only. PetHoliday dog collars: Ring in the season with holiday pet collars, with or without the bells. Dogs can be festive with exclusive collar designs in a wide variety of styles. Reusable drink cups: Show your love for your pet and the environment with these pet-focused insulated cups. Luv-A-Petholiday ornaments: These holiday figurines of the Chance and Lucky plush toys will decorate your Christmas tree and help save homeless pets with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to PetSmart Charities. For the pet or pet parent that has everything, gift cards are also available including Chance and Lucky gift cards. Like Chance and Lucky plush toys and Christmas tree ornaments, ten percent of the initial value placed on each Chance and Lucky gift card will be donated to PetSmart Charities in the U.S. and PetSmart Charities of Canada to help save homeless pets. The Santa Claws® photo event is coming to all U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico PetSmart stores the first three weekends of December; please call your local store for specific dates and times. This annual event gives pet parents the opportunity to commemorate Christmas by having a digital photo of their pet taken with Santa and placed in a collectable holiday frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® card. PetSmart adoption partners play Santa and $5 from every photo package is donated to the local adoption partners. “With more than 10,000 products in our stores, and thousands more online, we have a gift for everyone,” said Matt McAdam, vice president of merchandising for PetSmart. “Pet parents will want to stop into their neighborhood PetSmart store for a variety of sales and events, for a holiday experience with their pet like no other.” For more information on holiday products and store hours, visit 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 @PetSmart Find PetSmart on Facebook See PetSmart on YouTube: Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: GolinHarris for PetSmartAnuradha Koli, 972-341-2578akoli@golinharris.comorPetSmart Media