PetSmart® Expands Third Annual Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

$1 from Each Patriotic Top DogSM Package and
Other Select Services Will Benefit Canine Companions for Independence’s
Wounded Veterans Initiative

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of National Military Appreciation Month in May and upcoming
patriotic holidays, PetSmart has expanded its patriotic-themed services
aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and
women in the military. Now through July 4, 2016, $1 from every Patriotic
Top Dog Package and other select grooming, PetsHotel® and training
purchases will go to the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence®.
Over the past two years, PetSmart and its customers have donated more
than $250,000 to Canine Companions through this philanthropic program.

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“Since the launch of our collaboration two years ago, Canine Companions
for Independence has placed personal assistance dogs with 44 veterans
and helped to get an additional 81 veterans on the path to having a
dog,” said Joanna Zucker, VP of Services for PetSmart. “These patriotic
services, and the proceeds that are donated to Canine Companions through
shopper purchases, are just one way that PetSmart is able to say thank
you to the brave men and women in our military.”

$1 from the sale of each patriotic package will go toward the Canine
Companions for Independence’s Wounded Veterans Initiative. The
philanthropic patriotic services* are available in-store now through
July 4, 2016 and include:

  • Patriotic Top Dog and Select Grooming Services: Choose from
    select PetSmart grooming packages that include an assortment of
    patriotic add-ons, including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as
    well as a red (cherry), white (coconut) and blue (blueberry) signature
  • Yellow Ribbon Pet Expressions**: Show patriotic support with a
    washable yellow ribbon stencil.
  • Treat Time at PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp:

    • Dog-friendly ice cream with crunchy biscuit topping
    • Snack KONG (PetsHotel offering only): a fun KONG toy stuffed with
      tasty filling
  • Pet Training: Pet parents can choose any six week pet training

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. Since 1992, Canine Companions has
placed 144 dogs with military veterans, with the number of dogs placed
tripling since 2008. Many of those dogs are with men and women who
served in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned with spinal cord injuries,
limb amputations or deafness. PetSmart’s support also helps to raise
awareness of service dogs among veterans and other pet parents. Veterans
can visit any PetSmart store and learn about Canine Companions and what
they need to do to get their own service dog.

*All services are subject to availability.
** Not
available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by
salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.

About Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance
dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Established in
1975, Canine Companions has six training centers across the country,
including CA, FL, OH, NY and TX. 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. There is no charge for
the dog, its training and ongoing follow-up services. For more
information, call 1-800-572-BARK or visit

About PetSmart

 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, and operate approximately 1,450 pet stores in the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 203 in-store PetSmart®
 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

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
 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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