PetSmart Celebrates “National Fetch It Day,” Dec. 23 — THE Day to Shop Online, Fetch Gifts through Easy In-Store Pickup to Ensure Gifts Are Under the Tree in Time for Christmas

To Celebrate the Day, Pet Specialty Retailer Offers up to 20 Percent Off
for All Buy-Online, In-Store Pickup Purchases; Don’t Forget Our Best
Friends with a Range of Pet Treats, Toys and Festive Apparel

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With Christmas just five days away and the window closing for guaranteed
home delivery for online orders, PetSmart announced it is bringing back
its signature National Fetch It Day on Dec. 23 — a retail day
first launched last year by the pet specialty retailer where shoppers
can buy online and fetch their purchased items with easy and convenient
in-store pickup service.

According to a recent survey of 1,000 dog owners in both the U.S. and
Canada commissioned by PetSmart and conducted by Wakefield Research, 82
percent of dog owners in the U.S. and 76 percent of dog owners in Canada
have bought their pup a present for the holidays. Last-minute shopping
tends to be the norm for holiday pet gifts, and so, in response and to
support down-to-the-wire shoppers, National Fetch It Day was
created by PetSmart to assure gifts are placed under the tree for pets
and pet lovers in time for Christmas.

To celebrate, all day Dec. 23, PetSmart will offer up to 20 percent off
shoppers’ entire online purchase* when they select the in-store pickup
option. Shoppers can pick up their items during store hours that day, or
on Dec. 24, giving them time to wrap and place the gifts under the tree
for their four-legged friends. PetSmart is also extending its hours with
a 7 a.m. open time for both Dec. 23 and 24 across its store chain,
giving early birds a two hour jump on fetching their orders. Packages
can be fetched two hours after being ordered online and shoppers will
receive email confirmation that the order is ready for store pickup. The
first 10 shoppers in stores this Friday will receive a free Lucky,
Chance or Stanley plush toy, commemorative items that are popular among
shoppers as they make great gifts for people and pets. These toys are
also philanthropic with 10 percent of the proceeds of the product sales
donated to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need.

“We love our pets and believe they deserve holiday gifts too! Last
year’s inaugural launch of National Fetch It Day exceeded our
expectations, with thousands of pet parents placing online orders for
pickup at stores across our store chain,” said Eran Cohen, Chief
Customer Experience Officer, PetSmart. “Fetch It Day truly offers the
best of both worlds for our pet parents – the convenience of shopping
online or on-the-go via a mobile device and then simply swinging by a
store to quickly and easily fetch their gifts in time for Christmas.”

Last month, PetSmart also launched its new site with its
commerce-meets-content experience. The new site is mobile-response
optimized and features a fresh approach to pet supply shopping – all
aimed at letting pet parents shop how, when and where they wish.

PetSmart has all the gifts topping pets’ wish lists this year*, from
festive pet apparel for photo ops to toys for gift opening events and
feasting treats. PetSmart’s Holiday ’16 collection is one of its largest
holiday pet collections to date featuring a range of human-inspired pet
food. PetSmart also has great last-minute gifts for humans, including
coffee mugs featuring cats and dogs, holiday tree ornaments and vintage
glass bird feeders, as well as a line of philanthropic items that give
back to pets in need.

*Some exclusions apply to the National Fetch It Day offer. See for details.

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 55,000
associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and 204 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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