PetSmart® Offers Pet Parents Hundreds of Ways to Tailgate with Pets This Football Season

Full Collection of Team Gear Includes Licensed Jerseys, Cheerleader
Uniforms, Hoodies, Toys and More So Pets Can Join Their Parents to Root
on Favorite Teams

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The start of football season means the beginning of many occasions for
tailgating among football fans. Whether fans are in parking lots across
America setting up grills and lawn chairs for some pre-game fun or
hosting a festive gathering at their homes, PetSmart’s new Tailgating
Collection ensures pets can get in on the game-day fun, right along with
their pet parents, with jerseys and other apparel, themed toys and
treats like BLUE™ “Stadium Snacks®” Touchdown Treats.

“With the football season underway, we want pet parents everywhere to
know we have a full range of game-day pet supplies to bring pets into
the fun of tailgating,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience
officer, PetSmart. “Our collection includes licensed jerseys, hoodies,
collars, leashes, toys and treats, as well as our Pet Expressions
stencil service*, where dogs can sport a temporary logo of their
favorite team and get in the game!”

Tailgating – Pet parents can outfit their pup in their favorite
team’s jersey
or hoodie, or keep dogs fashionably warm in a cozy knit
featuring a range of team logos! While pet parents and their
friends are grilling up pre-game fare, pets can have next best thing –
chew toys that look like the stuff he or she smells from the grill such
as steaks, hot dogs and burgers.
“Stadium Snacks®” Touchdown Treats
are a convenient and
tasty portable snack, too.

Game Day Gatherings – To help pets get in the game, PetSmart
offers its festive Pet Expressions stenciling service* featuring
favorite football team’s logo, colors and numbers. Choose from several
designs and colors that are safe, non-toxic and washable**.

Homecoming – Proudly display you and your pets’ love for your
alma matter or hometown team with toys! Tug toys that look like a
football field, plush logo footballs or the Top
Paw® Play Football Rope Dog Toy
are perfect for interactive
playtime. If homecoming celebrations will take you away from your pup,
consider giving him or her a play date at PetSmart Doggie Day Camp or
overnight boarding at your local PetSmart PetsHotel®.

Biggest Fan Sweepstakes – PetSmart is looking for the biggest pet
fans! Between 9/6 and 9/19, submit a photo of your pet in festive
football team apparel or of them showing their team spirit with Pet
Expressions. Fans will vote to decide the winner. Visit
for more details and the Official Rules.

These game day pet products and services are among a wide, comprehensive
Tailgating Collection available now at PetSmart and

*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 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 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 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and
Puerto Rico and 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
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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