Social Media Celebrity Pet Manny the Frenchie Offers a Sneak Peek at PetSmart’s Holiday Collection

From Treats to Toys, Manny Makes His List and Checks It Twice

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In addition to being one of the most adorable pets on social media,
Manny the Frenchie loves a good gift exchange, especially when it comes
to the holidays, so PetSmart® invited him to a special “sneak peak” of
the newest holiday toys, treats and apparel before the collection hits
stores next month. According to his pet parent, Amber Chavez, Manny
already has his shopping list ready for the holiday season.


“We have a house of five dogs and all of them exchange gifts at the
holidays,” said Chavez. “After getting an early look at PetSmart’s
holiday collection, we got a jump start on the gift lists. The apparel
and accessories are so cute, we may just have two rounds of gifting –
pre- and post-holidays – just so Manny and his siblings can start
wearing these festive items throughout the entire holiday season!”

Chavez says Manny’s shopping list this year covers a range of gifts from
holiday bed gift sets to human-food-inspired treats. He’s narrowed his
list down to his top 10 favorites.

Manny the Frenchie’s Holiday Shopping List

Every pup could use a fresh bed to curl up in and the Top
Paw® Cuddler Bed Gift Set
is the perfect gift. Available in seven
home-friendly color schemes, the gift set comes with a cozy blanket and
plaid plush toy.

For his feline friends, Manny likes the Winter
Mice Tutu & Hat toys
for their whimsical blue and purple
hats and tutus – a perfect toy for his playful kitty friends.

Being a social media celebrity means you’re hip to using lots of
emoticons. Manny likes the plush emoticons toys, particularly the one
with the Santa
Heart-Eyes
.

For all of his friends celebrating Hanukkah, Manny picked out the Hanukkah
Menorah Toy
namely for its classic theme, soft and playful texture
and enticing squeaker inside.

The resemblance between a real slice of fruit pie and PetSmart’s PetHoliday
Pie Slice
is uncanny, so Manny insists this is a perfect gift for
his pals who share his love of sweets.

Manny has a full social calendar of events, especially during the late
Nov. and Dec. timeframe, so he plans to wow hosts and hostesses by
making the Holiday
Cookie Gift Box
his go-to gift.

As a philanthropist, helping pets and children in need, Manny also has
PetSmart’s Chance
and Lucky
Plush Toys on his must-give list. From Oct. 1 – Dec. 25, 2016, 10
percent of the proceeds from these toys benefit PetSmart Charities® to
help save homeless pets. Each toy, sold for $5, makes a great gift for
kids – especially to those in need.

For the third year in a row, PetSmart stores are collecting Chance and
Lucky items that are purchased and donated by PetSmart shoppers to be
given to children’s hospitals as well as fire and police departments in
their communities for distribution to children in need. Last year,
PetSmart stores donated more than 840,000 toys to kids across the U.S.
and hope to surpass that goal this year.

Not forgetting his fish friends, Manny plans to deck out their aquariums
with festive décor like the Holiday
Gingerbread House
.

Finally, because all adorable pups deserve a treat themselves, Manny
added a few gifts on his wish list: the festive Knit
Dog Scarf
and the Hipster
Reindeer Dog Sweater
, which pairs perfectly with the iconic “Manny
glasses” he often wears.

These holiday pet products are among a wide, comprehensive collection
that are soon to arrive at PetSmart stores nationwide and petsmart.com.

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 1,477 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 PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com –
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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Contacts

Golin for PetSmart Inc.
Danielle Bickelmann, 469-680-2503
dbickelmann@golin.com
or
PetSmart
Media Line:
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