Pet Photos with Santa at PetSmart®Will
Help Save the Lives of Homeless Pets
PHOENIX -- (Business Wire)
Santa announced today he will visit all 1,269 PetSmart®
(NASDAQ: PETM) stores this December, taking photos with pets both
naughty and nice. For each photo purchased, PetSmart will donate $5 to
participating local animal-welfare groups that save the lives of
homeless pets in their communities.
Dogs visiting Santa at the PetSmart Santa Claws photo event. (Photo: Business Wire)
The photo package includes a 4”x6” photo with a collectible holiday
frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® membership or $10.95
Claws® Photo Events will take place the first three
Saturdays and Sundays in December at PetSmart stores in the U.S., Canada
and Puerto Rico. Call your local store to verify event times.
Dec. 1 and Dec. 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 15 and Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This will be PetSmart’s 25th year hosting the annual Santa Claws®
Photo Events. Last year the event raised $864,165 for more than 2,700
With holiday shopping well under way, PetSmart has gifts for every pet –
from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and iguanas – including the latest
toys and apparel. In fact, PetSmart has released the Top 10 gifts for
pets this holiday season that were selected by its Facebook fans.
Top 10 PetSmart Holiday Gifts for 2012
- Sunbeam® Gourmet Dog Treat Maker
($29.99) – Make your own holiday treats for your dog. Available in
- 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.
- PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Plush Rudolph®
the Red-Nosed Reindeer ($6.99)– Let Rudolph be your dog’s
guide for holiday play.
- PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Bumble® Plush
Dog Toy ($6.99)– Your dog will love this Abominable Snow
Man under the tree.
- 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.
- 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.
- Martha Stewart Pets™ Pajamas ($19.99 to $21.99)– Your
pet will be picture perfect on Christmas morning in these festive
- Martha Stewart Pets™ Holiday Intelligence Penguin Toy ($14.99)– Dogs will have hours of fun finding the penguins nestled in this
- The Grinch® Christmas Tree Dress
($15.99 to $17.99)– This dress will have the whole family
singing around the Christmas tree.
- Top Paw™ Sock Monkey Sweater ($19.99 to $21.99)– Your
dog will monkey around in this sweater.
Editor’s note: All media are welcome to enjoy photo opportunities of
pets and their parents at any PetSmart location. No credentials needed.
Please ask for a store manager upon arrival. For free-use photos from
past events, visit: http://www.petm.com/images-and-video.cfm
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 1,269 pet
stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 195 in-store PetSmart®
PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities
and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care
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.
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GolinHarris for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503