PetSmart® Announces Festive In-Store Events Schedule for December Holidays, Including Pet and Family Photos with Santa

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walk into any PetSmart store these days and it is clear the nation’s
largest specialty pet retailer is celebrating the holidays in a big way.
From the holiday music playing throughout the store, to the classic red
and green toys, festive pet treats, Hanukkah gifts and holiday-themed
beds and bowls, PetSmart is encouraging families to include their pets
in the season’s festivities. PetSmart is also hosting special events at
its stores every weekend in December, including a special photo event
with Santa Claus.



    Whether pet parents are looking for the perfect toy or treat for
their pets for the season of gift giving, or aiming to expand their
family by adopting a pet, PetSmart is the ideal holiday destination.
All month long the retailer is hosting free events delivering fun
for the whole family – adults, kids and pets.


PetSmart stores nationwide.



Dec. 3 and 4, 12-4 p.m. local time

Don’t forget your pets this holiday season! Bulk-bin treat tables
will be available for pet parents to fill a free stocking stuffer
treat bag with a variety of crunchy, chewy and jerky treats – it is
PetSmart’s gift to our favorite pets!

Pet Photos with Santa

Dec. 10 and 11, 12-4 p.m. local time

Santa Claus is coming to PetSmart! Pet parents are encouraged to
bring their entire families, and most importantly their pets, to the
store for a free photo with jolly old St. Nick.
For pets wanting to look their best for their moment with Santa, the
PetSmart Grooming Salon offers an array of holiday-themed grooming
packages where dogs and cats can receive hands-on care from
academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets
look and feel their best.*

Creatures are Stirring

Dec. 17 and 18, 12-4 p.m. local time

Bring the kids to meet the pets! Specialty pets like hamsters, fish
and guinea pigs can provide a unique learning experience for
children and are ideal first pets, helping younger children learn
the responsibilities of pet care. During this event, children can
meet the small pets of PetSmart, feed the fish and even name one of
our pets at the store! Children can also decorate a holiday ornament
and take home a free coloring book.

*Services are subject to availability. Pet age, health, and vaccination
requirements apply. See store for details. For more information, visit

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 vision 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 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and
Puerto Rico and 203 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,, and –
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 500,000 homeless pets each year.

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Danielle Bickelmann, 469-680-2503
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