Yes, Fido, There Is a Santa Claws® Photo Event Near You

  Yes, Fido, There Is a Santa Claws® Photo Event Near You

Pet Photos with Santa at PetSmart^®  Will Help Save the Lives of Homeless Pets

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 30, 2012

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

Dogs visiting Santa at the PetSmart Santa Claws photo event. (Photo: Business

The photo package includes a 4”x6” photo with a collectible holiday frame for
$9.95 with a PetPerks^® membership or $10.95 without. Santa 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 animal-welfare

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

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^® the Red-Nosed Reindeer ($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.The 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.

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:

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 1,269 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 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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