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Celebrate 5 Million Homeless Pets Adopted in PetSmart® Stores

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Teach Your Pet How to High Five at June 16 High Five! Event in All Stores</b></i> </p>

Friday, June 15, 2012

Celebrate 5 Million Homeless Pets Adopted in PetSmart® Stores12:00 EDT Friday, June 15, 2012 (Business Wire) -- PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) WHAT:   PetSmart® and PetSmart Charities® are hosting a High Five! party in every PetSmart store in North America to celebrate the 5-millionth pet adopted through the in-store adoption program since 1994. The 5-millionth pet is Dodge, a 5-year-old black and white Husky who was adopted June 2 in Boynton Beach, Florida. Pet parents and their pets are invited to join the celebration and take commemorative photos giving each other a high-five in a nod to the millions of homeless pets who have been saved through adoption. The party will include:     -- Pet trainers on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to teach pets how to “high five” with their pet parents for a cell-phone picture   WHY: Approximately 8 million pets end up in U.S. shelters each year and 4 million are euthanized, simply because they don't have homes. PetSmart has been committed to stopping pet overpopulation through adoption since it was founded in 1987. Today, more than 1,100 pets are adopted daily through the PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers located inside every PetSmart store in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. That's 400,000 pets who find homes each year, accounting for about 10 percent of all U.S. adoptions. PetSmart, through PetSmart Charities, works with nearly 2,000 local animal-welfare organizations that offer in-store adoptions.   WHEN:Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   WHO: Leashed and vaccinated pets and their parents   WHERE: All PetSmart stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico   VISUALS: There will be lots of paw and pet parent high-fiving at all stores, making for great photo opportunities. 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 1,241 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 194 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 $165 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 nearly 5 million pets. Follow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook PetSmart on YouTube: Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: GolinHarris for PetSmartJ?Lyn Emerson,