PetSmart launches its Valentine’s Day Pet Collection

National Retail Federation Indicates Eight Percent Increase in Consumer Spending for Valentine’s Day, Including on Pets

PHOENIX, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate the month of love, PetSmart, the leading pet specialty retailer in North America, is launching its Valentine’s Day Pet Collection with a wide variety of items for pet parents to celebrate and show their pet love on Feb. 14.

Last week the National Retail Foundation released its 2018 Valentine’s Day spending report, citing total spending up eight percent this year and expected to reach $19.6 billion compared to $18.2 billion in 2017. This year’s survey also found consumers plan to spend an average of $5.50 per pet, totaling $751 million.

The Valentine’s Day Collection is available at 1,600-plus PetSmart stores and PetSmart.com with fun, festive items to gift to pets and pet lovers alike.

Refresh Your Pet’s Wardrobe with Festive Apparel & Accessories – Kicking off the collection are adorable pink and red tutu dresses featuring tulle skirts and fun slogans like “Awesome” and “I’m So Fancy,” as well as headbands adorned with pink and red dimensional flower treatments. Additional apparel items for dogs and cats include pink and red tees featuring “Happy Always Looks Good” and “Little and Fabulous.” The ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection, exclusively available at PetSmart, also features items for Valentine’s Day including love-themed dog collars, leashes, a pocket “Love” dog tee and the “Love” pillow dog bed.

Gift a Festive New Toy – Pets love toys, and the plush “conversational hearts” with squeakers and messages like “I Woof You” and “You Make My Tail Wag” make a great gift. Additional heart-warming plush squeaker toys like the bumble bee, monkey, rabbit and frog feature loveable messages like “Bee Mine,” “I’m Bananas 4 U” and “U Make my Heart Jump.”

Treat Your Pet –The “Funny Valentine’s Collection” offers sweet treats for your sweet pet with an assortment of apple cinnamon flavored dog cookies – a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The treat assortment includes the Love Letter, Heart Paw, Heart and Cupid’s Love cookies.

Deck Out Their Habitat – Aquarium ornaments are an easy way to freshen up a fish tank, while also adding a pop of festive seasonal décor to your home. This year, PetSmart has Valentine’s Day ornaments for our friends with fins including the dolphin couple, octaheart and kissing fish items.

Attend a PetSmart Party
In 2018, PetSmart is launching its PetSmart Party program with fun in-store events for pet parents, pets and kids alike. The “For the Love of Pets” Valentine’s Day Party is on Saturday, Feb. 10, 12-3 p.m. (local time), at stores across the U.S. and Canada. PetSmart will offer giveaways like the Love Pawprint Keepsake, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish treat samples and 50 percent off any treat or toy. In addition, PetSmart PetsHotels are offering a Doggie Day Camp Sweetheart Playdate on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (local time), with a free doggie ice cream sundae and a digital keepsake photo*.

Showing Love
February is the month of love, but PetSmart and nonprofit partner PetSmart Charities continue to show their love of pets every day through a range of initiatives. Together, the two organizations saved more than 565,000 pets in 2017 through its in-store adoption program, and generated more than 63 million pet food meals through its 2017 Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, where for every bag of dog or cat food purchased, it donated a meal to a pet in need. In 2017 PetSmart Charities donated $38 million to animal welfare organizations and other charities dedicated to pets in need across the U.S. and Canada.

*All giveaways available while supplies last.

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, together, 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 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,600 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart™ Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada, invite more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart donated a meal to pets in need and beat its goal of 60 million meals with more than 63 million meals generated through this leading philanthropic program. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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PetSmart launches new pet collection of fall apparel, Halloween costumes, toys, treats and accessories

PHOENIX, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — With fall making its official debut today (Sept. 22, 2016), PetSmart is celebrating the crisper weather and onset of spooky fun with a new collection of fall apparel, Halloween costumes, toys, treats and accessories.

A fresh collection of trendy new slogan tees, with statements like the The Snuggle is Real and #NeedaSnack are especially ideal for cute pups on the prowl at the dog park. Seasonal flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon are standouts in this year’s fall treat collection which includes pumpkin spice rawhide chews and pumpkin flavored stuffed bones. A pumpkin dog bed from Martha Stewart Pets® adds a festive touch for fall home décor, while providing pups a special cove-like place to cuddle up on a cool fall evening.

Spooky Fun

From villains to heroes, PetSmart inspires fun for all pets this Halloween. Manny the Frenchie, the Chicago-based Instagram pet celebrity with over a million followers, is already gearing up for Halloween night with his favorite costumes, treats and toys from PetSmart.

“Manny loves Halloween – his favorite costumes this year are the BB-8 Star Wars costume and Batman,” said Amber Chavez, Manny’s pet parent. “Manny and his siblings love joining us while we pass out candy to the neighbor kids. This year we’ll be able to include treating the dogs in the neighborhood thanks to all the cute Halloween snacks PetSmart has this year!”

Brand new this year, and available exclusively at PetSmart, is the Beggin’ Strips® Halloween Grab and Go Variety Pack. The bag, which consists of 14 fun-size pouches of savory treats, is perfect for passing out to the pups trick-or-treating with their families.

Other festive treats include the new Witches Pumpkin Brew dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery, baked with pumpkin and ginger, as well as on-trend macaroon cookies and cannolli dog treats. The Thrills & Chills™ Hipster Pumpkin Dog Treat is as cute as it is delicious.

Don’t forget to outfit your other furry friends with Halloween attire! Cats can look frightfully cute in easy-to-affix witch hats, and small animals can be dressed up in costumes like a bumble bee or spider. Fish tanks will look extra spirited with spooky ornaments like the haunted house and grave stone aquarium ornaments.

Monster Mayhem Hits PetSmart

Monsters are making a big appearance at PetSmart this year, with an entire collection dedicated to these colorful adorable monsters. The Thrills and Chills™ Monster Mayhem collection features toys, beds, costumes and accessories. Pets can play with a monster flattie toy, sport a monster pet costume that features an adjustable hat and slip-on furry “legs,” or curl up in an endearing three-eyed ghoul monster bed.

Amplify Their Look with Pet Expressions

Ideal for pets that would prefer not to don a costume on Halloween Night, PetSmart Pet Expressions provides temporary, non-toxic, pet-safe chalking, stenciling and feathering services, available in PetSmart Grooming Salons*, giving dogs a delightful dose of Halloween style. Choose from Halloween and seasonal stencils such as a pumpkin, ghost, turkey or glow-in-the-dark feathers.

Raising Spirits In-Store with Your Pet

Spirited furry friends and families are invited to trick-or-treat, take photos and more at PetSmart stores Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. local time**. In addition to the pet-friendly activities and giveaways, kids can trick-or-treat and decorate a trick-or-treat pail.

Wicked Cute Sweepstakes

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 24, submit a photo of your pet in costume! Fans will decide the winner. Visit PetSmart’s Facebook page for more details and the Official Rules.

These fall and Halloween pet products and services are among a wide, comprehensive collection available now at PetSmart and petsmart.com.

*All services are subject to availability. Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.
**At participating stores. Check with your local PetSmart for details and availability.

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 1,466 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.comPetFoodDirect.comPet360.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.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
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Contacts: 
Golin for PetSmart Inc.
Danielle Bickelmann
dbickelmann@golin.com
469-680-2503

PetSmart Media Line:
623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.