PetSmart unveils its largest holiday pet collections to date

Pet Holiday™ Line Includes Toys, Treats, Apparel, Accessories and Home Décor Items Perfect for Styling a Holiday Photo Op, Bringing Pets in on Dinner Parties and Delivering Gifts under the Tree; Philanthropic Line Donates to Pets In Need

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holiday shopping season is underway and PetSmart, the largest pet specialty retailer across North America, is celebrating with one of its largest holiday pet collections to date, including human-inspired pet food that looks so deliciously decadent people may give it a try.

“Our team at PetSmart has created one of the most comprehensive holiday collections with hundreds of ideas to bring our pets into the spirit of the season including an even wider array of human-inspired pet treats that mirror many of the foods we enjoy over the holidays,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart. “From appetizer-themed treats like the cheese and sausage snack tray to a Merry Meals Turkey, Sweet Potato and Cranberry dinner, sweet potato pie slices, macaroons and holiday frosted cookies, pets can savor the season with food items similar to those enjoyed by their human best friends.”

Cohen said there are also fun holiday pet costumes, apparel and accessory items for dressing up pets, lots of toy options and fresh home décor products such as holiday-themed pet beds – a gift for you and your pet.

Festive Styling

Get your pet photo-ready for holiday parties, family photo ops and all the special moments of the season with a range of costumes and accessories like Santa and reindeer costumes, festive plaid collars with bow tie treatments and adorable sweaters featuring a hipster reindeer. Holiday hair bows, doggie socks and reindeer antler headbands add an extra special touch. PetSmart also has a wide range of costumes for small pets, such as guinea pigs, with Santa, elf and reindeer themes.

Gifting

Include pets by tucking gifts especially for them under the tree or by hanging a stocking, like the cable knit paw-print stocking, on the mantle. Furry friends are sure to enjoy seasonal toys like the holiday emotions toys, along with fun bouncy ball toys featuring Santa. Rawhide chews inspired by candy canes and Lumps of Coal or Reindeer Fuel treats make great stocking stuffers. Holiday scratchers and toy gift sets make excellent cat gifts. Also included is a Hanukkah Collection with dreidel and menorah toys, as well as collars featuring a festive rich blue.

Feasting

To let pets in on the feasting of the season, PetSmart has a range of pet treats including Simply Nourish Merry Meals, Turkey, Giblet and Vegetable for cats and Turkey and Sweet Potato for dogs, turkey leg-shaped chicken-flavored rawhide chews and turkey stuffing pet treats – perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Also included are the classic cheese and sausage snack tray and other savory treats. Sweet treats include a pie slice,macaroons, sprinkle spritzes, cannolis and holiday frosted cookies.

Home Décor

Style your home with festive pet items like beds, bowls and fish tank ornaments. Pet beds feature holiday classics like Santa, holiday trees and wintery plaid treatments. A pet bed gift set featuring a bed, blanket and toy is offered in seven colors.

Gifts that Give Back

Continuing the tradition, PetSmart offers holiday products that give back to pets in need. Items in this collection include the classic collectible plush toys, Lucky and Chance, as well as seven pet-themed throws with sayings like “I just want to drink wine and pet my dog.” Also included are over-sized plush pets featuring dogs, a penguin and a reindeer – the perfect gift for kids and pets alike. Through Dec. 25, 2016, PetSmart will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of these items to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need. Last year, this program raised $1 million for the nonprofit organization.

Perfect Gifts for the Pet Lover

New to PetSmart’s holiday line this year are pet-themed gifts that are ideal for any pet enthusiast, including coffee mugs featuring cats and just about every dog breed out there, as well as holiday tree ornaments. Also in the holiday collection are vintage glass bird feeders, a unique and special gift for the bird enthusiast.

Photo Ops with Santa

Bring out the entire family, and of course your four-legged family members, for a festive holiday photo with Santa Claus. PetSmart will have Santa on hand for photo ops at all stores Dec. 10-11, 12-4 p.m. local time.

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:
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Danielle Bickelmann
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Source: PetSmart Inc.