PetSmart hosts special events in stores this December including a special photo event with Santa Claus

PHOENIX, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walk into any PetSmart store these days and it is clear the nation’s largest specialty pet retailer is celebrating the holidays in a big way. From the holiday music playing throughout the store, to the classic red and green toys, festive pet treats, Hanukkah gifts and holiday-themed beds and bowls, PetSmart is encouraging families to include their pets in the season’s festivities. PetSmart is also hosting special events at its stores every weekend in December, including a special photo event with Santa Claus.

WHAT: Whether pet parents are looking for the perfect toy or treat for their pets for the season of gift giving, or aiming to expand their family by adopting a pet, PetSmart is the ideal holiday destination. All month long the retailer is hosting free events delivering fun for the whole family – adults, kids and pets.

WHERE: PetSmart stores nationwide.

WHEN: Stuff-a-Stocking
Dec. 3 and 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 pets!

Pet Photos with Santa
Dec. 10 and 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.

For pets wanting to look their best for their moment with Santa, the PetSmart Grooming Salon offers an array of holiday-themed grooming packages where dogs and cats can receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.*

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.

*Services are subject to availability. Pet age, health, and vaccination requirements apply. See store for details.For more information, visit

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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