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Pawsitively Clean® By BISSELL Carpet Cleaning Machine Rental Now Available At PetSmart® Stores

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pawsitively Clean® By BISSELL Carpet Cleaning Machine Rental Now Available At PetSmart® Stores08:00 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 201224-hour-rental machine provides a quick and easy option to clean carpets in homes with petsGRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Being a pet parent is not unlike being a regular parent. Puppies need potty training and cats are curious ? even knocking over a drink from time to time. Accidents happen, but they can be easy to clean up. Pawsitively Clean® by BISSELL, has been helping PetSmart® customers tackle all kinds of pet messes since 2009. Now, PetSmart customers have an opportunity to clean entire rooms quickly and easily with the Pawsitively Clean carpet cleaning rental machine.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/NY94911 )"We created Pawsitively Clean products to target pet messes by type so consumers can go to the shelf and get exactly the formulation they need," said Jim Krzeminski, president, BISSELL Business Ventures. "The Pawsitively Clean carpet cleaning rental machine builds on those products which can be used every day. The rental machine is available when it's time for a whole room cleaning. It's easy to use and the carpets dry quickly so you can get back to life." Available at most PetSmart stores, the Pawsitively Clean carpet cleaning machine can be rented in 24-hour time segments. Adding machine rentals is another way PetSmart is adding convenience for pet parents. Pick up a bag of food, a few treats, a rental machine and even a toy ... to keep Fido or Fluffy busy while you're cleaning the carpets. The machine cleans on both the forward and backward pass and the two-tank system is easy to fill and empty. The specially-formulated machine formula with odor-eliminating technology penetrates to remove tough pet stains and dirt. A nine-foot hose provides the reach to clean carpeted stairs and even car upholstery. The Pet Stain Eraser? hand tool, helps to reach tough spots, cleaning from the bottom of the carpet, to provide the deepest clean."PetSmart carries several pet clean-up solutions from the Pawsitively Clean line, which are specifically designed to tackle the toughest pet stains and odors," said Krzeminski. "Now you can get all your pet clean up products in one place." The cost to rent a Pawsitively Clean by BISSELL carpet cleaning machine at PetSmart is $24.99 for a 24-hour rental and $3 for a 24-hour accessory rental.Visit www.petsmart.com/bissellrental to learn more or www.pawsitivelycleanrental.com to see a demo of the machine.About BISSELL Homecare, Inc. A 136-year-old company, Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc., is the top-selling brand in floor care appliances1 with an expanding presence worldwide. As an innovator of cleaning products, BISSELL produces and sells vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, bare floor cleaners and cleaning formulas at retail locations across the globe. The company is in its fourth generation of family leadership.About PetSmartPetSmart, 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 1,249 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 more than 5 million pets.1. Based on NPD sales dataSOURCE BISSELL Homecare, Inc.For further information: Trish Taylor, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., +1-616-791-1572, Trish.Taylor@bissell.com