PetSmart® and Arizona Diamondbacks Team up to Create First-Ever Season-Long Dog-Friendly Ballpark in the U.S.

Left-Center Field “PetSmart Patio” Seats People and Dog Fans During
“Dog Days of Summer,” Covering 13 Home Games, Launching April 10

Perfect for Pet Parents to Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime with
Their Best Friends

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc. and the Arizona Diamondbacks are teaming up to create the
first-ever season-long dog-friendly ballpark with a dedicated new PetSmart
Patio
, PetSmart Park and the Dog Days of Summer
program, where dog-loving fans can bring their dogs to all 13 Sunday
D-backs home games in the 2016 season. Pet parents will be able to enjoy
America’s favorite pastime with their best friends at Chase Field with
exclusive seating, a grassy play area nearby, and the PetSmart adoption
spot that will feature adoptable dogs ready to find their forever homes
among the D-backs’ fan base.


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“We are seeing more and more establishments open up their facilities to
pets – whether it’s coffee shops, retail stores, hotels or restaurants.
We at PetSmart truly value the time pet parents spend with their beloved
pets, and we want to help enrich the experiences they share together –
including a baseball game,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience
officer, PetSmart, Inc. “PetSmart’s home office is based right here in
Phoenix, and we are thrilled to partner with the D-backs, our hometown
team, on this first-ever ballpark experience with a season-long,
dedicated space so fans can enjoy a Sunday ball game with their best
friends or even expand their families through pet adoption.”

The PetSmart Patio will be located along the main concourse
behind the left-center field wall. The patio area will feature a
family-friendly atmosphere with multi-tiered seating that is perfect for
groups of humans and canines of various sizes. For each of the 13 Dog
Days of Summer
held at the D-backs’ Sunday home games, pets can
enjoy concessions such as dog-friendly ice cream with toppings like
kibble and other pet treats. As part of the Dog Days of Summer
ticket package, pet parents will also receive a PetSmart “Doggie Bag,”
complete with free items from PetSmart.

Directly behind the PetSmart Patio will be the PetSmart Park
– an outdoor and indoor (air conditioned) dog park so even in the heat
of the summer dogs can run around and play. The outdoor park will
feature a baseball theme complete with a baseball diamond and a grassy
outfield – perfect for dogs to explore, play ball with other dogs or
find their perfect “spot” to go to the bathroom.

“We are excited to create a unique dog-friendly area of our ballpark and
can think of no better way than to partner with Phoenix-based PetSmart,”
said D-backs president and chief executive officer, Derrick Hall. “Bark
at the Park has always been a popular event at Chase Field, and now we
are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to bring their dogs to our
games every Sunday to a new destination designed specifically for them.
For many households a pet is an extension of their families and the
D-backs are excited to partner with PetSmart to provide a
family-friendly atmosphere for all family members, including our canine
friends.”

Dog Days of Summer ticket packages are available now for purchase
and include a semi-private space with all the necessities for four
people and one dog. Each of the 13 home games will feature an MVP — Most
Valuable Pup – shout out. Dog adoptions will be a part of the PetSmart Dog
Days of Summer
program with the help of PetSmart Charities’™ and
PetSmart’s local animal adoption partners. As one of the nation’s
leaders in pet adoption efforts, PetSmart, along with PetSmart
Charities, PetSmart Charities of Canada and its more than 3,000 local
animal welfare partners across North America together found forever
homes for more than 500,000 dogs and cats in 2015 – a record-breaking
year.

The first Dog Days of Summer Sunday home game is April 10 when
the D-backs take on the Chicago Cubs.

Play ball!

For more information and to purchase tickets for Dog Days of Summer call
602-462-4600.

About PetSmart
PetSmart,
Inc.
 is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions
for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we
believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection,
PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their
pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts
everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates,
and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000
associates, operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 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
 day care services and pet adoption services
in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.comPetFoodDirect.comPet360.com and petMD.com –
offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care
information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership
with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart
Charities™
 and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save
the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition,
PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to
call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart
Gives Back
™. By giving back to the communities where we live and
work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich
people’s lives—we live it.

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Contacts

Golin for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 972-341-2503
dbickelmann@golin.com
or
PetSmart
Media Line
623-587-2177
or
D-backs Communications
602-462-6519
or
Katie
Krause, 210-279-6793