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PetSmart Launches Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

$1 from each patriotic service sale will benefit Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2014-- Just in time for Memorial Day, PetSmart has launched a new line of services aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the military. $1 from each Patriotic Top Dog Grooming package, Patriotic Puppy Playtime Pet Training session and Patriotic Treat Time in the PetsHotel® will go to Canine Companions for Independence. PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence, in support of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them.

Clark W. wearing a patriotic bandana and charm. (Photo: Business Wire)

Clark W. wearing a patriotic bandana and charm. (Photo: Business Wire)

“These patriotic in-store services are another way that PetSmart is able to say thank you to the men and women who bravely serve in our military," said Bruce Thorn, PetSmart Executive Vice President of Store Operations, Services and Supply Chain. “Our partnership with Canine Companions for Independence means that more wounded military veterans will be able to access information on life changing assistance dogs. To be able to have an assistance dog that loves you unconditionally and is able to help you live a better life, is priceless."

$1 from the sale of each patriotic package will go toward the Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative. Patriotic services will be available in-store May 22 through July 6 and will include:

Patriotic Top Dog Package: PetSmart’s popular Top Dog Add-On Grooming packages will now include a Patriotic option including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as well as a signature Apple Pie scent.

Patriotic Puppy Playtime: PetSmart’s Puppy Playtime session will be patriotic themed every Sunday from May 24 through July 6. The sessions will include an exclusive patriotic collar charm.

Patriotic Treat Time: PetSmart PetsHotel guests will enjoy dog-safe soft serve ice cream with a side of crunchy dog treats during their stay and an exclusive patriotic charm upon check out.

PetSmart for Patriots is one of several national programs PetSmart runs under its community relations program, PetSmart Gives Back. PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home and enrich people’s lives through the power of pets. Its other programs include:

  • PetSmart Promise – supports homeless families in keeping their pets
  • PetSmart Paws for Hope – promotes healing through therapy dogs at hospitals
  • P.U.P. (Pop Up Park) – a portable community dog park

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 53,000 associates and operates more than 1,340 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, 200 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® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5.7 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada (collectively “PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay and neuter efforts. In 2013, nearly 440,000 dogs and cats found homes through PetSmart Charities’ 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 $34 million given in 2013 throughout North America.

About Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions has five regional training centers across the country. Canine Companions is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. For more information, visit http://www.cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.

Source: PetSmart, Inc.

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