PetSmart Launches Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

  PetSmart Launches Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

    $1 from each patriotic service sale will benefit Canine Companions for
                   Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- May 22, 2014

Just in time for Memorial Day, PetSmart has launched a new line of services
aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women
in the military. $1 from each Patriotic Top Dog Grooming package, Patriotic
Puppy Playtime Pet Training session and Patriotic Treat Time in the PetsHotel®
will go to Canine Companions for Independence. PetSmart for Patriots is a
joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence, in
support of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner
assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them.

Clark W. wearing a patriotic bandana and charm. (Photo: Business Wire)

Clark W. wearing a patriotic bandana and charm. (Photo: Business Wire)

“These patriotic in-store services are another way that PetSmart is able to
say thank you to the men and women who bravely serve in our military," said
Bruce Thorn, PetSmart Executive Vice President of Store Operations, Services
and Supply Chain. “Our partnership with Canine Companions for Independence
means that more wounded military veterans will be able to access information
on life changing assistance dogs. To be able to have an assistance dog that
loves you unconditionally and is able to help you live a better life, is

$1 from the sale of each patriotic package will go toward the Canine
Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative. Patriotic services
will be available in-store May 22 through July 6 and will include:

Patriotic Top Dog Package: PetSmart’s popular Top Dog Add-On Grooming packages
will now include a Patriotic option including patriotic bandanas and collar
charms, as well as a signature Apple Pie scent.

Patriotic Puppy Playtime: PetSmart’s Puppy Playtime session will be patriotic
themed every Sunday from May 24 through July 6. The sessions will include an
exclusive patriotic collar charm.

Patriotic Treat Time: PetSmart PetsHotel guests will enjoy dog-safe soft serve
ice cream with a side of crunchy dog treats during their stay and an exclusive
patriotic charm upon check out.

PetSmart for Patriots is one of several national programs PetSmart runs under
its community relations program, PetSmart Gives Back. PetSmart supports
organizations that make communities a better place to call home and enrich
people’s lives through the power of pets. Its other programs include:

  *PetSmart Promise – supports homeless families in keeping their pets
  *PetSmart Paws for Hope – promotes healing through therapy dogs at
  *P.U.P. (Pop Up Park) – a portable community dog park


PetSmart, Inc.(NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of
services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs
approximately 53,000 associates and operates more than 1,340 pet stores in the
United States,CanadaandPuerto Rico, 200 in-storePetSmart^®PetsHotel^®dog
and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies
and pet care information ( provides a broad
range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog
training, pet grooming, pet boarding,PetSmartDoggie Day Camp^SMday care
services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption
partnership withPetSmartCharities® and PetSmart Charities®
ofCanada,PetSmarthas helped save the lives of more than 5.7 million pets
since 1994.PetSmart Charities, Inc.andPetSmart Charities of Canada
(collectively “PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations
that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay
and neuter efforts. In 2013, nearly 440,000 dogs and cats found homes through
PetSmart Charities’ adoption centers in allPetSmartstores and by sponsoring
community adoption events.PetSmart Charitiesis the leader in granting money
to help pets in need, with more than$34 milliongiven in 2013
throughoutNorth America.

About Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly-trained assistance dogs to
children and adults with disabilities. Established in 1975, Canine Companions
has five regional training centers across the country. Canine Companions is
recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and
longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. For more
information, visit or call 1-800-572-BARK.

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