PetSmart launches its 2017 Fall and Halloween Collections

Retailer Celebrates One of its Busiest Seasons with Halloween Costumes, Fall Varsity Line Toys, Treats, In-Store Events and More PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tomorrow (Sept. 22, 2017) officially marks the first day of Autumn, and to help usher in the season of ghosts and goblins and pumpkin spice-everything, PetSmart, the leading pet specialty […]

PetSmart and Adventure Cats partner on curated line of products suited for the adventurous pet cat

AdventureCats.org Co-founded by Laura Moss as Resource for Adventurous Pet Parents Highlighting Cats Who Hike, Camp, Canoe, Sail and Kayak PHOENIX, 2017-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the recent launch of AdventureCats.org’s book, Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest (Workman Publishing Company, 2017), PetSmart announced today (Sept. 20, 2017) a collaboration featuring a curated line […]

PetSmart Charities announces initial commitment of $1 million to support pets and pet families affected by Hurricane Irma

Combined total of $3 million in funding support to animal welfare organizations and nonprofits working to help pets in need following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; PetSmart allows U.S. shoppers to donate funds directly to hurricane recovery efforts PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, […]

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 15-17

Local animal welfare organizations to bring thousands of pets in need into PetSmart stores for National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 15-17 PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — This weekend, prospective pet parents are invited to adopt a four-legged family member during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart’s 1,500-plus stores across North America. Local animal […]

PetSmart Charities to help pets and pet parents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Phoenix, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to Hurricane Harvey, PetSmart Charities is reaching out to help pets and pet parents in need. The organization has earmarked at least $1 million in emergency relief funding to help animal welfare agencies who are working on the front lines to rescue, relocate, feed and care […]

PetSmart to announce Q2 2017 results on September 6, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (the “Company”) plans to make its second quarter fiscal 2017 results available on the Company’s secure website on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The Company will also hold an investor conference call to review its results for the second quarter fiscal 2017 on Thursday, September 7, […]

PetSmart introduces its very first Back-to-School Collection

Retailer Celebrates Big with School-Themed Pet Gear, the Return of the Pets in the Classroom Program and In-Store Events for the Whole Family PHOENIX, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In many parts of the country, this month marks the start of school, which has families shopping for essentials like rulers, pencils, school shoes, clothes […]

PetSmart CEO and President Michael J. Massey to leave the company

Phoenix, AZ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart” or the “Company”) today (Aug. 10, 2017 )announced that Michael J. Massey has decided to step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member. The Board of Directors has accepted his resignation and Raymond Svider will serve as Executive Chairman to […]

ED Ellen DeGeneres pet lifestyle brand expands offering to include cat products; exclusively available at PetSmart

PHOENIX, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, the leading pet specialty retailer in North America, and Ellen DeGeneres, passionate pet enthusiast and product design guru, announced today (Aug. 8, 2017) that they have expanded the ED Ellen DeGeneres pet lifestyle brand, which launched earlier this year with dog products, to now include products for […]

Meijer expands its natural pet food assortment with the addition of Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula® line of products

Retailer expands pet food assortment; adds brand previously available at specialty retailers only GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today (August 7, 2017) that it is expanding its assortment of natural pet food with the addition of Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula® line of products. Beginning today, Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula […]

Argos: UK pet owners seeking Instagram fame for pets responsible for animal grooming products and accessories sales increase

Argos: UK pet owners seeking Instagram fame for pets responsible for animal grooming products and accessories sales increase Milton, Keynes, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — In fact, sales of premium grooming products at Argos have risen by a whopping 163 per cent, compared to the same period last year. Owners are now splurging on […]

PetSmart Charities survey reveals that more pets would be rescued if people received more information on how to adopt a pet

Good News is Respondents Are Quick to Cite Pet Adoption as the Solution and Report the Many Benefits of Having a Pet—Emotional, Physical and More PHOENIX, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — American pet parents significantly underestimate the current pet homelessness issue facing the country, according to a new survey commissioned by PetSmart Charities, the leading funder […]

PetSmart opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2017

Phoenix, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today ( July 10, 2017 ) announced it has opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2017. The company opened 70 net new stores in 2016 and expects to open more than this number in fiscal year 2017. […]

PetSmart Doggie-Human Ice Cream Truck is going coast-to-coast to celebrate National Ice Cream Day

First-Ever Ice Cream Truck with Treats for Pups and Their Parents Visits New York City Again and Expands to Seattle, Dallas and Toronto to Kick-Off Free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes at all PetSmart PetsHotel® Locations on July 16 PHOENIX, 2017-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart launched the first-ever Doggie-Human Ice Cream Truck in New York City […]

Make your pet’s birthday special with PetSmart’s first-ever Birthday Collection

Dog Party Author, DIY Expert, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Gives Additional Entertaining Tips for a Great Pup Gathering PHOENIX, Ariz., 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to the 2016 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, nearly 30 percent of pet parents buy their dogs birthday gifts. PetSmart is here to serve pet […]

Sainsbury’s research reveals UK prefers dogs to cats!

LONDON, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Its official – The UK prefers dogs to cats! New research from Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance (1) reveals 46 per cent of people prefer dogs compared to 30 per cent who like our feline friends better. Around a quarter of us (24 per cent) have no preference either way. […]

PetSmart announces Summer of Fun Collection

PHOENIX, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On this first day of summer, PetSmart announced today (June 21, 2017) its Summer of Fun Collection to help pet parents celebrate the fun of the season with their pets, whether it’s the upcoming July 4th holiday, backyard BBQs, picnics by the lake, days at the beach or […]

Loving Pets recalls limited number of dog treats that may be contaminated with Salmonella

Cranbury, NJ, 2017-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly […]

PetSmart delivers the first of nearly 90 initial semi-truck loads of pet food through its historic Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program

PetSmart Expects to Distribute more than 60 Million Meals and Reports Philanthropic Program Has Already Generated More Than 20 Million Meals to Date PetSmart Charities Teams up with Feeding America® and Rescue Bank® to Distribute the Pet Food to  Rescues, Shelters and Food Banks in the U.S. PHOENIX, Ariz., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

United Pet Group recalls multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products that may be contaminated with chemicals

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products after they identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture […]

PetSmart to release its 1Q FY 2017 results on Monday, June 12, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (the “Company”) plans to make its first quarter fiscal 2017 results available on the Company’s secure website on Monday, June 12, 2017. The Company will also hold an investor conference call to review its results for the first quarter fiscal 2017 on Tuesday, June 13, […]

PetSmart Charities supports Boston Children’s Hospital’s animal assisted therapy program with $360,000 grant

Grant Will Help Double the Number of Therapy Dogs Supporting Pediatric Patients, Family and Staff From 17 To 34 Dogs, and Serve an Additional Three Satellite Locations by 2019 PHOENIX and BOSTON, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boston Children’s Hospital and PetSmart Charities today (May 25, 2017) announced that the Hospital received a $360,000 grant […]

New fundraising program at PetSmart stores to raise $1 million for Service Dogs for Heroes

PetSmart Makes it Easy for Shoppers to Donate to this Important Cause Memorial Day through Independence Day Goal is to Raise $1 million to Train and Place Service Dogs With Eligible Veterans WILTON, Conn. and PHOENIX, Ariz., 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —Blue Buffalo, PetSmart Charities and PetSmart are teaming up to support and raise […]

PetSmart intends to offer $1,350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior first lien notes due 2025

PHOENIX, AZ,  2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”) announced today (May 19, 2017) that it intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $1,350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior first lien notes due 2025 (the “senior first lien notes”) and $650 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes […]

ED Ellen DeGeneres Summer Camp Collection launches exclusively at PetSmart

Seasonal Collection Includes Summer Camp-Themed Pet Apparel, Toys and Beds So Pets Can Join in the fun of this Iconic Seasonal Tradition PHOENIX, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Adventure-filled days of hiking and exploring, sleeping in a tent in the great outdoors and eating s’mores by the fire are hallmarks of summer camp. These […]

PetSmart announces new Dog Therapy Training Course

Course is Ideal for Pet Parents Who Want to Give Back to their Communities with the Power of Pets PHOENIX, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, North America’s leading pet specialty retailer, today ( May 17, 2017) announced a new Dog Therapy Training Course – a first for a national pet retailer to offer this […]

PetSmart celebrates National Military Appreciation Month with selection of patriotic-themed pet services

To Kick-Off Military Appreciation Month, $1 from Select PetSmart Grooming, Dog Training and PetsHotel® Services to be Donated to Support Veterans Programs Aimed at Restoring Independence PHOENIX, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — May is National Military Appreciation Month, and PetSmart, the nation’s leading pet specialty retailer, is pleased to offer a selection of patriotic-themed pet services […]

PetSmart announces the opening of its new store in Hadley, Mass.

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Event April 29 PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Hadley, Mass., located at 367 Russell St. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Saturday, April 29, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony […]

Dog Food by Party Animal Recalled

Texas, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food. As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously. On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had […]

PetSmart to acquire online pet retailer Chewy, Inc.

Combined Company Provides Most Convenient Customer Experience Across Brick and Mortar and Online Channels Phoenix, AZ, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”) today (Apr. 18, 2017) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chewy, Inc. (“Chewy”), the online pet retailer. The acquisition accelerates the execution of PetSmart’s strategy and […]