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A New PetSmart® Store Arrives in Pico Rivera

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Grand opening event will offer fun for the whole family</i> </p>

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A New PetSmart® Store Arrives in Pico Rivera10:00 EDT Thursday, July 26, 2012 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Pico Rivera pet parents now have all the products, professional services and expertise they need to help their pets live happier lives as PetSmart opens the doors of its store located at 8852 Washington Blvd. The Pico Rivera PetSmart® store is hosting its grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 28 and pet parents and pets are invited. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the mayor and civic leaders will begin at 9am followed by the festivities including: Mystery gift cards for the first (50) people who enter the store Dog trick training contest (4 winners, $5 gift cards) Free items like plush dog toys, cat toys and Frisbees Free T-shirt for enrolling in the PetSmart PetPerks® program Radio remote with giveaways “Enter to win” prizes such as basic dog or puppy training class (3 winners), one year's supply of NUTRO® pet food (1 winner); one year of free grooming (1 winner), or a $50 PetSmart gift card (1 winner) Festivities will continue throughout the afternoon with the following activities beginning at 12pm: Face painting and balloon animals Caricatures with proceeds to benefit the local Animal Care Foundation Main stage entertainment hosted by local deejay Jukebox Jeff and featuring a local youth dance troop 1pm drawing for $25 gift cards (20 winners) At the grand opening and each weekend thereafter, adoption events will be held in partnership with PetSmart Charities®, with animals available by local adoption partners. PetSmart is committed to helping pets and pet parents find each other, and these efforts save the lives of millions of pets every year. “We are looking forward to meeting Pico Rivera pet parents and pets and providing a day of fun for the whole family,” said Jeff Stewart, District Manager. “Pet parents can also meet with our knowledgeable associates who can offer advice on everything from choosing the right pet, to finding the best foods and treats.” Trusted Professional Services The PetSmart store in Pico Rivera features a variety of services conducted by fully trained staff in the fields of grooming and training. Pets can benefit from the following in-store amenities: A full-service grooming salon with industry-leading safety standards and a trained staff to make pets look their best. Professional training for dogs of all ages with PetSmart accredited trainers who teach the basics like sit, stay and heel to loose leash walking, fun tricks and more. Exclusive Pet Care Products PetSmart has partnered with some of the biggest style and wellness brands to provide pet parents and pets with innovative pet care products. Bret Michaels Pets Rock™: From dog toys and beds to clothes and bowls, show off your pet's inner rock star with products inspired by musician Bret Michaels and his lifelong love of pets. Martha Stewart PETS™: Hand-picked and tested by Martha Stewart herself, this stylish line features apparel, bedding, feeding and grooming accessories, toys and more. GNC Pets®: With two product lines for cats and dogs, these supplements are designed to help enhance pets' overall wellness, from added nutrition for young ones to assistance with alleviating aging issues in older pets, such as joint pain. 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 (http://www.petsmart.com). 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 $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 over 5 million pets. Find PetSmart on Facebook www.facebook.com/PetSmartFollow PetSmart on Twitter @PetSmartSubscribe to PetSmart on YouTube www.YouTube.com/PetSmart PetSmartToni J. Eberhardt, 623-587-2177pr@ssg.PetSmart.com