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

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

Business Wire

-- October 09, 2012

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 PetSmart  stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

Visit 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 or 972-341-2503.

For more information, call the PetSmart 24-Hour Media Line at 623-587-2177.

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 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 ( PetSmart
provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and
offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp^SM
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
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