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Making a List, Checking it Twice: PetSmart® Unveils Pet Parents' Top Holiday Picks for Their Pets

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Making a List, Checking it Twice: PetSmart® Unveils Pet Parents' Top Holiday Picks for Their Pets05:00 EST Thursday, November 08, 2012 PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Pet parents have voted for the top 10 holiday pet gifts available at PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM). From a treat maker that lets you make delicious, bone-shaped treats for your dog and an incredibly soft blanket that helps save the lives of homeless pets to cozy pajamas and a stylish sock monkey sweater, these are the gifts you'll want to get your paws on. Voted the number one holiday pet gift by PetSmart fans, the Sunbeam(R) Gourmet Dog Treat Maker lets you make your own holiday treats for your dog. Available exclusively at PetSmart stores. (Photo: Business Wire) “We wanted to put together a list of the hottest gifts under the tree this year to make Christmas shopping a little easier, so we turned to our 1.4 million fans on Facebook to ask the experts – pet parents,” said John Alpaugh, PetSmart's chief marketing officer. “The response was great, as they ‘liked' their favorite products ranging from apparel to toys, narrowing it down to 10 special gifts for pets and pet lovers.” The top 10 holiday gifts, as selected by PetSmart fans, are all priced below $30 and are available in stores and most online. The list is also featured on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmart. The must-have items this year include: 1. Sunbeam® Gourmet Dog Treat Maker ($29.99) – Make your own holiday treats for your dog. Available in stores only. 2. Luv-A-Pet™ by PetSmart™ Ultrasoft Microplush & Sherpa Blanket ($29.99)– When it's cold outside, keep your pet warm with these soft throws. Ten percent of the purchase price is donated to PetSmart Charities to help save homeless pets. 3. PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Plush Rudolph Reindeer Toy ($6.99)– Let Rudolph be your dog's guide for holiday play. 4. PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Bumble Plush Dog Toy ($6.99)– Your dog will love this Abominable Snow Man under the tree. 5. ToyShoppe™ Grinch Plush Rings ($6.99) – Tug-and-pull fun for your dog with your favorite Grinch character. Styles include Max, Grinch and Cindy Lou. 6. PetHoliday™ by All Living Things™ Holiday Gingerbread Chews ($1.99) – Include your small pet in the Gingerbread making with these great chews! Available in stores only. 7. Martha Stewart Pets™ Pajamas ($19.99 to $21.99)– Your pet will be picture perfect on Christmas morning in these festive pajamas. 8. Martha Stewart Pets™ Holiday Intelligence Penguin Toy ($14.99)– Dogs will have hours of fun finding the penguins nestled in this plush igloo. 9. Grinch Christmas Tree Dress ($15.99 to $17.99)– This dress will have the whole family singing around the Christmas tree. 10. Top Paw™ Sock Monkey Sweater ($19.99 to $21.99)– Your dog will monkey around in this sweater. “Knowing exactly what to get for the pet or pet lover in your life can be overwhelming,” said Alpaugh. “With the top 10 most ‘liked' holiday gifts chosen by pet parents, now it it's easier to pick the perfect present.” As the largest specialty pet retailer in North America, PetSmart has gifts and services for every type of pet and holiday-themed apparel, toys and treats to ensure every pet is merry this year. For more information about holiday products available at PetSmart, as well as store hours, visit: http://www.PetSmart.com/. 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. Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmartSee PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50470650&lang=en GolinHarris for PetSmartDanielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503dbickelmann@GolinHarris.comorPetSmart Media Line623-587-2177pr@ssg.petsmart.com