Making a List, Checking it Twice: PetSmart® Unveils Pet Parents’ Top Holiday Picks for Their Pets

  Making a List, Checking it Twice: PetSmart® Unveils Pet Parents’ Top Holiday
  Picks for Their Pets

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 08, 2012

Pet parents have voted for the top 10 holiday pet gifts available at PetSmart
(NASDAQ: PETM). From a treat maker that lets you make delicious, bone-shaped
treats for your dog and an incredibly soft blanket that helps save the lives
of homeless pets to cozy pajamas and a stylish sock monkey sweater, these are
the gifts you’ll want to get your paws on.

Voted the number one holiday pet gift by PetSmart fans, the Sunbeam(R) Gourmet
Dog Treat Maker lets ...

Voted the number one holiday pet gift by PetSmart fans, the Sunbeam(R) Gourmet
Dog Treat Maker lets you make your own holiday treats for your dog. Available
exclusively at PetSmart stores. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We wanted to put together a list of the hottest gifts under the tree this
year to make Christmas shopping a little easier, so we turned to our 1.4
million fans on Facebook to ask the experts – pet parents,” said John Alpaugh,
PetSmart’s chief marketing officer. “The response was great, as they ‘liked’
their favorite products ranging from apparel to toys, narrowing it down to 10
special gifts for pets and pet lovers.”

The top 10 holiday gifts, as selected by PetSmart fans, are all priced below
$30 and are available in stores and most online. The list is also featured on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/PetSmart. The must-have items this year include:

1. Sunbeam^® Gourmet Dog Treat Maker ($29.99) – Make your own holiday treats
for your dog. Available in stores only.

2. 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.

3. PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Plush Rudolph Reindeer Toy ($6.99)  – Let Rudolph
be your dog’s guide for holiday play.

4. PetHoliday™ by ToyShoppe™ Bumble Plush Dog Toy ($6.99)  – Your dog will
love this Abominable Snow Man under the tree.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Martha Stewart Pets™ Pajamas ($19.99 to $21.99)  – Your pet will be picture
perfect on Christmas morning in these festive pajamas.

8. Martha Stewart Pets™ Holiday Intelligence Penguin Toy ($14.99)  – Dogs will
have hours of fun finding the penguins nestled in this plush igloo.

9. Grinch Christmas Tree Dress ($15.99 to $17.99)  – This dress will have the
whole family singing around the Christmas tree.

10. Top Paw™ Sock Monkey Sweater ($19.99 to $21.99)  – Your dog will monkey
around in this sweater.

“Knowing exactly what to get for the pet or pet lover in your life can be
overwhelming,” said Alpaugh. “With the top 10 most ‘liked’ holiday gifts
chosen by pet parents, now it it’s easier to pick the perfect present.”

As the largest specialty pet retailer in North America, PetSmart has gifts and
services for every type of pet and holiday-themed apparel, toys and treats to
ensure every pet is merry this year. For more information about holiday
products available at PetSmart, as well as store hours, visit:
http://www.PetSmart.com/.

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 (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 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.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

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Contact:

GolinHarris for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
dbickelmann@GolinHarris.com
or
PetSmart Media Line
623-587-2177
pr@ssg.petsmart.com
 
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