Press release from Business Wire
Tommy Bahama® Relaxed Island Lifestyle Now Available for Pets with Exclusive Clothing and Toy Line at PetSmart
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>5% of Purchase Price Will be Donated to PetSmart Charities to Help Save Homeless Pets</i> </p>
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tommy Bahama® Relaxed Island Lifestyle Now Available for Pets with Exclusive Clothing and Toy Line at PetSmart07:00 EDT Monday, April 22, 2013
PHOENIX (Business Wire) -- Pet parents can bring the island lifestyle to their dogs this summer with Tommy Bahama Pets – a new collection of apparel and toys now available exclusively at PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) through August. Since every pet deserves the paradise of a happy home, five percent of the purchase price for each limited-edition item will be donated to PetSmart Charities® in the United States and Canada to help save homeless pets.
Nestled under a palm tree in the warm sun, the Tommy Bahama Pets floral cuddler bed from PetSmart is the slice of paradise your dog needs to relax, and with plenty of room to stretch out. (Photo: Business Wire)
“For 20 years Tommy Bahama® has invited everyone to enjoy the island-inspired lifestyle and for many, that includes pets as part of the experience,” said Rob Goldberg, SVP Marketing, Tommy Bahama. “This pet collection was inspired by the important role pets have as part of our families and our desire to help pets who need it most.”
Whether pets are headed to a relaxing travel destination this summer or to the backyard for some fun in the sun, PetSmart's Tommy Bahama Pets collection features Tommy Bahama's well-known hibiscus flowers, palm trees and camp shirts. Pets can enjoy a life of leisure with tees, dresses, beds and toys, including:
- Tommy Bahama Pets Fish & Chips Shirt: This classic camp shirt featuring playing cards and a beach scene is pet-ready with velcro straps so it's easy to get on and off.
- Tommy Bahama Pets Pink Hibiscus Dress: Hibiscus flowers and a ruffled skirt give this dress a relaxed and tropical look that's perfect for island nights or an afternoon walk.
- Tommy Bahama Pets Straw Hat: Go overboard with this eye-catching, island-style hat that's trendy and earth-friendly. The breathable liner keeps your dog's head cool too.
- Tommy Bahama Pets Floral Cuddler Bed: Nestled under a palm tree in the warm sun, this cozy bed is the slice of paradise your dog needs to relax, with plenty of room to stretch out.
- Tommy Bahama Pets Hibiscus Ball Crab Toy: The tide washed in this squeaky toy for pets to play without a care in the world.
“Tommy Bahama Pets captures the island and coastal spirit so pet parents can have even more happiness with their pets this summer,” said Laurie Taylor, PetSmart's vice president of dog and cat hardgoods. “And more homeless pets will be helped by the donations PetSmart Charities will receive from the purchase of these products.”
The Tommy Bahama Pets collection adds to PetSmart's family of exclusive products, including Disney toys and apparel, Martha Stewart PetsTM, Toys“R”Us Pets®, Bret Michaels Pets RockTM and GNC Pets®. For more information, visit www.PetSmart.com/tommybahamapets
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 52,000 associates and operates more than 1,278 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 196 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. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. (“PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes through the organization's adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012 throughout North America.
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About Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama is part of the Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM). Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 100 Tommy Bahama stores worldwide, with 15 of those locations offering a Tommy Bahama restaurant & bar. Tommy Bahama products are also available at the country's finest retailers, including Nordstrom and other specialty retailers and TommyBahama.com ships to over 100 countries. Additional stores will be opening this year. More information, please visit www.tommybahama.com.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through its adoption program in all PetSmart stores and signature adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, legally independent from PetSmart, Inc. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit www.petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387).
GolinHarris for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
PetSmart Media Line
For Tommy Bahama
Orsi Public Relations
Greg Lutchko, 323-874-4073