PetSmart celebrates the Petsgiving holiday season with range of opportunities for pets

From Apparel and Toys to Pampering Services,
Petsgiving Helps Pets and Pet Parents Celebrate the Holidays Together

PHOENIX, 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s officially Petsgiving, that special time of year when pet parents give thanks to their best friends for the unconditional love they demonstrate year-round. PetSmart will celebrate the Petsgiving holiday season, which runs now through Christmas, with a range of opportunities for pets. From family gift ideas such as guinea pigs, hamsters and betta fish to treats, outfits and toys or philanthropic items that help pets in need, there is a bounty of reasons to share the good cheer with our best friends.

“Petsgiving is a season-long celebration where we can be merry with our best friends and show them how much we appreciate the unconditional love they share 365 days a year,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart. “We at PetSmart believe the Petsgiving season is a powerful reminder of the incredible ways pets make all of our lives richer and more fulfilling.”

To help with the Petsgiving revelry, PetSmart created a list of great ways to kick-off the spirit of the season and give back to our pets.

Thanksgiving Treats: Pets can partake in the Thanksgiving holiday feast with the whole family. They can enjoy canned food items and treats featuring traditional seasonal favorites like a turkey, potatoes and carrots meal, turducken and pumpkin pie. PetSmart has a range of food and treats to spice up this hallowed day of eating for pets too.

Black Friday In-Store Event: PetSmart is making the biggest shopping day of the year even bigger with an expanded sales offering. There are more savings with over 8,000 items on sale — thousands more items than PetSmart’s Black Friday sale last year. For the first 100 shoppers in each store there is a Digital Reward for a free* online movie (up to a $3 value) courtesy of PetSmart, encouraging the whole family to spend quality time together once everything is checked off the shopping list.

Toys that Give Back: Exclusive to PetSmart, the Luv-A-Pet™ line features products including Chance, Lucky and XL Pound Puppies with 10 percent of the proceeds from item sales donated to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need. PetSmart will give back even more on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, with 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the Lucky and Chance pet toys, both in-store and online, going directly to PetSmart Charities.

Get Photo Ready: PetSmart offers a range of festive holiday costumes, apparel and accessories to get your pet photo-ready for this year’s holiday card. From Santa costumes and reindeer antlers to this season’s popular plaidict-loving fashions, metallic bow-tie collars and sweaters, the family pets will be poised to steal the spotlight. The Martha Stewarts Pets® collection, offered exclusively at PetSmart, also offers fabulous holiday fashions. You’ll find Martha’s take on fun Christmas character outfits, as well as classic seasonal holiday sweaters and collars.

Home Pet Décor: Going well beyond the mantel, Martha Stewart Pets delivers festive home décor pet items like bowls and beds, including an igloo cat bed and Santa and reindeer pillows for dogs. Adorable bowls feature a snowman, classic pinwheel holiday candy, and more, showing that holidays aren’t just for the humans in the family.

Merry Holiday Treats: In addition to the popular holiday cut-out frosted cookie treats, PetSmart has expanded its holiday line of treats with a broader range of seasonal flavorings including Prime Rib, Honey Roasted Ham, Dolce Latte, Holiday Spice, Peppermint Bark and Cinnamon – even peanut butter-flavored lumps of coal, all perfect for stuffing the stocking. For the DIY-er pet-lover, PetSmart is sharing easy-to-execute recipes using Milk-Bone® dog biscuits, Pup-Peroni® and other off-the-shelf treats to create a festive Gingerbone House and Dog Treat Wreath. Start DIY planning now at petsmart.com/holiday.

Toys: It’s no surprise toys are the most sought after gifts offering immediate play time and enjoyment for the pet and pet parent. PetSmart has an expansive holiday toy selection with classics like the Sock Monkey, red and green Peeps® toys, a Bark Beer six-pack rope toy, as well as interactive toys like the Toys“R”Us® Pets Move N’ Shake Hedgehog for dogs. For cats, festive tinsel, tulle balls and Purina® Friskies® Pull ‘n Play Cat Treat Play Packs are sure to deliver hours of toss-around fun purrfect for Christmas morning.

Make a New Best Friend: Small pets, often considered ideal starter pets, make great gifts for the family and especially young children. Families can opt for animal starter kits such as the Critter Trail, a build-it-yourself trail system perfect for dwarf hamsters, or a holiday gift like a fish tank full of colorful fish including glow-in-the-dark fish – creating a visual statement in your home and enjoyment for the entire family.

A Little Indulgence for Pet and Pet Parents: PetSmart grooming services offer holiday-themed indulgences for pets with seasonal bandanas, a spritz of a pet-friendly Sugar Cookie scent and decorative Pet Expressions stencils of snowflakes, a snowman, a Christmas tree, wrapped gift and holiday bells. For days when pet parents need to focus on putting up holiday décor, marathon cookie baking or shopping for everyone on the list, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp™ is the perfect solution so our best friends can have fun with other furry friends, while pet parents focus on the holiday to-do list.

For more information about PetSmart’s holiday products, deals and store hours, visit http://www.petsmart.com/holiday. Selection of products may vary by location. PetSmart services offerings (e.g., grooming and Doggie Day Camp) are subject to availability.

*See www.activaterewards.com/petsmart/offer_details for full details on the Digital Reward offer.

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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 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, operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 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 CampTM day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – includingPetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com andpetMD.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 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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SOURCE: PetSmart Store Support Group, Inc.