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PetSmart® Announces Nationwide Howl-O-Ween Events for Pets and Pet Parents

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

PetSmart® Announces Nationwide Howl-O-Ween Events for Pets and Pet Parents07:30 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012 (Business Wire) -- WHEN:Saturday, October 20, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (local time)WHAT:Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest, Pet Parade & Photo Event in all stores It's all treats and no tricks for pets this Halloween at PetSmart's annual Howl-O-Ween in-store event, sponsored by DC Comics™. Fun events at PetSmart stores nationwide include: Howl-O-Ween costume contest and parade, where frighteningly adorable pets have a chance to win a PetSmart gift card Pet photos in a commemorative frame will be available for just $4.95 with a PetPerks® card WHO: All pets – not just dogs – and their pet parents VISUALS: Pets decked out for Halloween, including: dogs dressed like a tour bus from the Bret Michaels Pets Rock™ collection; Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and other super “pet” heroes from the Top Paw™ DC Comics Halloween collection; and sock monkeys, spiders, skeletons and more. And cats will join in the fun, with creative costumes like cowboys and fairies. WHERE: All PetSmartstores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico Visit www.petsmart.com for store locations and rules for the costume contest. Howl-O-Ween photo and interview opportunities: Fall or Halloween pet apparel and toy images or products are available upon request. In-store or in-studio interviews with your local PetSmart store manager can be scheduled. Please contact Danielle Bickelmann at dbickelmann@golinharris.com or 972-341-2503. For more information, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177. 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: @PetSmart Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart GolinHarris for PetSmartDanielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503dbickelmann@golinharris.com