PetSmart® Opens First Store in West Long Branch

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting
Event Dec. 3

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of its first store in West
Long Branch, N.J., located at 310 Highway 36. To celebrate, PetSmart is
having a grand opening event Sat., Dec. 3, starting with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged
to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!

The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range
from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as
t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.* The store’s
adoption partner, To the Rescue, will be on hand with adoptable cats
during the grand opening festivities.

What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where: PetSmart, 310 Highway 36

The new store features more than 16,000 square feet of space, providing
pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a
comprehensive line of pet products. The new store also offers useful
services such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a
full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care
from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets
look and feel their best.**

In addition to the grand opening festivities, the store is also hosting
special events every weekend in December, including a special photo
event with Santa Claus.


December 3 & 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

Pet Photos with Santa

December 10 & 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.

Creatures are Stirring

December 17 & 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.

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot, is where people save pets and pets save
people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet
homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats.
To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart
Charities®, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal
welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful
adoption events in PetSmart stores.

PetSmart is a leader in ending pet homelessness through in-store
adoptions that happen every day in its stores, and through National
Adoption Weekends, held four times a year, where more than 20,000 pets
find forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, millions of pets
enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy,
adoptable pets are euthanized.

Every PetSmart store, including this store in West Long Branch, builds
long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to
utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption
partners have reached a significant milestone – 7 million pets adopted
since 1994! For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open a pet’s life
is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.

*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.
are subject to availability. Pet age, health, and vaccination
requirements apply. See store for details.

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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PetSmart Media Line:
Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177