PHOENIX, AZ, Apr 01, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- According to a national PetSmart(R) (NASDAQ: PETM) survey, 53
percent of pet parents celebrate their pet's birthday or the day
their pet joined their family. For pets of all kinds, PetSmart
understands and knows the joy in celebrating important milestones in
pets' lives, from the day they come home to their new family through
their golden years.
PetSmart In-store Birthday Party Event
PetSmart will host a birthday celebration event for pets, sponsored
- April 21, 6 to 8 p.m. in all
- The event is free and includes complimentary photo packages and goodie
- Pets and pet parents can participate in a "musical sit" game and
compete for prizes including PetSmart gift cards and Purina prize coupons.
- Accredited pet trainers will also be at the event to teach pets the
"Celebrating these important times with our pets fosters the close,
emotional bond our pets have with us," said PetSmart Vetrinarian and
Pet Care Expert Dr. Robyn Jaynes. "Whether you celebrate by throwing a
birthday party with other pets or by giving your pet a special treat
or toy, taking time to celebrate is just one way to live a happier,
healthier life with your pet."
More Ways to Celebrate
Remember special milestones throughout the year by throwing a
birthday party or baking special treats, giving pets a treat or toy
just for them or have fun determining a pet's "true" human age. Other
celebration ideas include treating pets to a bit of pampering with a
Top Dog(SM) grooming package or a fun-filled day at doggie day camp.
Free Birthday Gifts
Pet parents can join the PetSmart PetPerks(R) loyalty program and
receive a birthday card for their dog or cat with an offer to visit
any PetSmart store and choose a special treat or toy. The program is
free and is a great way to save on great pet products through the
Special Offers for PetPerks(R) Members
Terms of sale may vary, see PetSmart associate for details.
As part of the pet birthday celebration, pet parents shopping at
PetSmart in-store or online through April 27 will save up to 20
percent on hundreds of items including food, treats and toys to make
their pet's special day one to remember. Exclusive offers include:
- Science Diet: $9 off select 35-pound bags of dry dog food (regularly $52.99), while supplies last. U.S. only.
- IAMS: $6 off select 48-pound bags of dry dog food (regularly $38.99),
while supplies last. U.S. only.
- IAMS: $10 off select dry cat food
(regularly $43.99), while supplies last. U.S. only.
- PURINA: Buy one, get one free on Busy Bone Original dog treats
(regularly $3.19), while supplies last. U.S. only.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and
solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more
than 1,112 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 142 in-store
PetSmart PetsHotels(R) cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a
leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information
(www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively
priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training,
pet grooming, pet boarding, doggie day camp and pet adoption
services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities(R), Inc., an independent
501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more
than $70 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare
organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has
helped save the lives of more than 3.5 million pets.