PHOENIX, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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.
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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