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PetSmart® Features Pet Photos with Santa in December

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Pet parents can capture a special Christmas moment of their pet and help save homeless pets</i> </p>

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

PetSmart® Features Pet Photos with Santa in December07:00 EST Tuesday, November 29, 2011 (Business Wire) -- PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM): A NoHo neighborhood dog getting his photo taken with Santa (Photo: Business Wire)   WHAT:   PetSmart is hosting three weekends of Santa Claws® photo events at all stores. This annual event gives pet parents the opportunity to commemorate the season 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 will be donated to these participating partners to help save the lives of homeless pets.   Pet parents and their pets are invited to join in the celebration including:   Posing with Santa for a traditional Christmas photo Jump-starting holiday shopping with hundreds of gift options including toys, apparel and gifts for the pets and pet lovers on your list   WHEN:Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Please call local stores in Canada as Sunday event times may vary.   **Please note that in the Paramus, NJ store located at South 60 Route 17, the event will happen Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17.   WHO: All pets and their pet parents   WHERE: All PetSmart stores (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico)   VISUALS:Santa is not just for kids! Check out the lines of pets-not just dogs-waiting to get their photos taken with Santa.   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 50,000 associates and operates more than 1,210 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 189 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 Camp SM 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 4.7 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmart Find PetSmart on Facebook See PetSmart on YouTube Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: GolinHarris Public RelationsMichelle Hagans,