PetSmart® Opens New Store in Duluth

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting
Event March 18

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Duluth,
Minnesota, located at 1732 Mall Dr. The store includes a self-service
dog wash where pet parents can bond as they personally bathe their pups,
a new concept feature that originally debuted at the Oceanside, N.Y.
store last summer.

To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Saturday, March
18, 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 25 shoppers in line with their dogs will receive a free bath
or grooming session. The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift
card (values range from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive
eligible for free giveaways such as t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet
toys and discount coupons.* The store’s adoption partners will have pets
available for adoption during the grand opening festivities.


  PetSmart Grand Opening celebration


Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.


PetSmart, 1732 Mall Dr.

The new store features more than 25,000 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.**

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 Duluth, 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 – more than 7.3 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. 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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in
the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as 204 in-store
PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides
a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as
pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding,
PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with
nonprofits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite
more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets
into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever
home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events,
PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.3 million adoptions – more than any
other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital
resources for pet parents includes,,,,, AllPaws, an online pet adoption
platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt
based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the
world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital
platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies
and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary,
PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in
March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec.
31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to
donate more than 60 million meals in 2017.

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Lauren Sawyer, 623-271-3920
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