Pets Can Visit Santa at PetSmart® Stores Dec. 7 & 14
Event raises money for local animal-welfare groups
-- December 2, 2013
Tommy, a Chihuahua and
terrier mix, poses with
Santa at PetSmart's annual Santa will be pulling up his sleigh at PetSmart®
Santa Claws(R) photo event stores nationwide to spread holiday cheer and
... pose for photos with pets during the company’s
annual Santa Claws Photo Event. Whether they have
Tommy, a Chihuahua and fur, feathers or scales, companion pets are
terrier mix, poses with welcome. Pet parents are asked to bring their own
Santa at PetSmart's annual cameras to snap their pet’s photos with Santa in
Santa Claws(R) photo event front of a special holiday photo backdrop and
which will be held in all then make a $5 donation which will go entirely to
stores on Dec. 7, 2013 and participating local animal-welfare organizations.
Dec. 14, 2013 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. local time.
(Richard W. Rodriguez/AP
Images for PetSmart)
Last year the Santa Claws Photo Event raised
$770,225 for more than 2,300 animal welfare
groups and this is the 27^th year that PetSmart
has held the event.
New for 2013: Pics for a Cause
Pet parents can do even more goodwill for
homeless pets when they share their pet’s holiday
photos on Instagram and tag @PetSmart using
#SantaClaws. For each photo posted between Dec. 1
and 15, Purina^® Pro Plan^® will donate $10 to
PetSmart Charities, Inc. in the United States –
up to $25,000 – to help homeless pets this
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local
Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local
WHO: Pets of all kinds and their pet parents
WHERE: All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S., Canada
and Puerto Rico
Visit http://stores.petsmart.com/ for store
Pets with Santa and pet parents shopping for the
top holiday gifts, including the Motorola Scout
VISUALS: Pet Monitor, ThunderSweater, Luv-A-Pet^TM
Superman Chance, Bret Michaels Pets Rock^TM toys
and Toys “R” Us^® Pets Doggie Tail
Motion-Activated Dog Toy.
Photo Opportunities: News media are welcome to
attend the event and take photos of pets in our
stores. Please ask for a store manager upon
arrival or call the PetSmart media line in
advance at 623-587-2177.
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of
services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets and is a leading online
provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com).
The company employs approximately 54,000 associates and operates more than
1,314 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and over 196
in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. 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. Through its in-store pet adoption
partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of
more than 5 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart
Charities of Canada, Inc. (“PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit
organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake
through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes
through PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by
sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in
granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012
throughout North America.
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:
GolinHarris for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
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