Pets Can Visit Santa at PetSmart® Stores Dec. 7 & 14 Event raises money for local animal-welfare groups Business Wire -- December 2, 2013 WHAT: 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 holiday season. WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time 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 locations. 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. About PetSmart 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: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131202006376/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50761036&lang=en Contact: GolinHarris for PetSmart Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pets Can Visit Santa at PetSmart® Stores Dec. 7 & 14
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