PetSmart® Announces Local Animal Welfare Organizations as Key Partners for The Adopt Spot™ by PetSmart at Chase Field

PetSmart-Sponsored Dog-Friendly Facilities at D-backs’ Ballpark to
Include Dog Adoptions at 13 Home Games with Arizona Humane Society,
Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, PetSmart and three
Phoenix-based animal welfare organizations – Arizona Humane Society,
Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO Animal Rescue – are helping make
Chase Field the first Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. to offer
a season-long dog adoption program.


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As part of the PetSmart-D-backs’ Dog Days of Summer program
launching April 10 at Chase Field, adoptable dogs will be available at
13 Sunday home games in The Adopt Spot by PetSmart facility. This
new adoption center is part of the innovative dog-friendly amenities at
the ballpark that also include the PetSmart Patio and PetSmart
Park
where dog-loving fans can enjoy America’s favorite pastime with
their best friend or expand their families through adoption.

For each of the 13 games, The Adopt Spot by PetSmart adoption
center will be staffed by one of three local animal welfare
organizations beginning with the Arizona Humane Society on April 10.

“When we were concepting the dog-friendly facilities at Chase Field with
our D-backs partners, we knew that adoptions just had to be part of this
first-ever program,” said Eran Cohen, Chief Customer Experience Officer,
PetSmart. “We are pleased to launch The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at
Chase Field and to announce our local adoption partners in this
unprecedented program. Together we can drive awareness around the
importance of adoption during these dog-friendly home game events and
help find lots of dogs their forever homes.”

Upon adoption, dogs can be immediately taken home from Chase Field by
their new pet parents. Free D-backs-branded leashes will be available,
as well as the PetSmart Adoption Kit, which provides guidance and tips
on transitioning a new pet into the home and offers free one-time
services for training, veterinarian and Doggie Day Camp for
socialization. The kit also includes a coupon for a free bag of dog food
and additional discount offers on everything a new pet parent needs
including beds, bowls, collars and leashes ($400 total value).

The adoption partners will also each receive a grant from PetSmart
Charities to assist with adoption preparations and event expenses.

“We are thrilled to partner with PetSmart on this exciting new
opportunity,” said Bretta Nelson, spokesperson for the Arizona Humane
Society, the first to run The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase
Field on April 10. “Adoptions can happen anywhere – at a shelter, a
store, a community event and now a ballpark! We are grateful for this
unique opportunity to raise awareness and help save more dogs’ lives
through adoption.”

PetSmart Patio and PetSmart Park

Last month, PetSmart and the D-backs announced their new partnership for
the PetSmart Patio, PetSmart Park and The Adopt Spot by
PetSmart
, making Chase Field the first season-long dog-friendly
ballpark in the U.S. Beginning April 10, at the first home game when the
D-backs take on the Chicago Cubs, pet parents will be able to enjoy
Sunday homes games with their best friends on the PetSmart Patio,
offering exclusive seating above left-center field, where concessions
include dog-friendly ice cream with kibble topping and free items like a
baseball mitt-shaped dog bed where dogs can curl up, a water bowl and
other dog goodies courtesy of PetSmart. Directly behind the PetSmart
Patio
will be the PetSmart Park – an outdoor and indoor (air
conditioned) dog park so even in the heat of the summer dogs can run
around and play. The outdoor park will feature a baseball diamond and a
grassy outfield – perfect for dogs to explore, play ball with other dogs
or find their perfect “spot” to go to the bathroom.

Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and
some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help end pet
homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities, PetSmart
Charities of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations
across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart
stores – and now also at The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase
Field. Four times each year, PetSmart also highlights the adoption
program through National Adoption Weekends where more than 20,000 pets
find lifelong, loving homes in a single weekend. Last year, through all
the combined adoption efforts at PetSmart stores, two pets were adopted
every minute a store was open and about 1,400 pets’ lives were saved
every day. PetSmart’s next National Adoption Weekend is May 13-15,
including the May 15 Dog Days of Summer home game, where the
Arizona Humane Society will be adopting out dogs at The Adopt Spot by
PetSmart
at Chase Field.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the D-backs’ Dog
Days of Summer
visit www.Dbacks.com/dogdays
or call 602.462.4600.

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 mission 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 approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 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 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition,
PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to
call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart
Gives Back
™. By giving back to the communities where we live and
work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich
people’s lives—we live it.

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Contacts

Golin for PetSmart
Jennifer Kepler, 469-680-2552
jkepler@golin.com