PetSmart® Opens New Store in Fresno

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting
June 4

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Fresno,
Calif., located at 7512 N. Blackstone Ave. To celebrate, PetSmart is
having a grand opening event Sat., June 4, starting with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged
to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!

The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range
from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as
t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.* The store’s
adoption partners, Animal Rescue of Fresno and the Animal Compassion
Team of California, will be onsite with cats and dogs available for

What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration
When: Sat.,
June 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Where: PetSmart, 7512 N. Blackstone
Ave. (part of the River Park Shopping Center).

The new store features nearly 15,000 square feet of space, providing pet
parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a
comprehensive line of pet products. The new store offers useful services
such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a full-service
grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from
academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look
and feel their best.** This is the second PetSmart store to open in
Fresno and joins two additional stores in nearby Clovis.

PetSmart is The Adopt Spot, where pets find their forever homes every
day among PetSmart’s pet-loving customers and guests. Since its founding
in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the
decision to never sell dogs or cats. PetSmart is a leader in ending pet
homelessness through in-store adoptions that happen every day in its
stores, and through National Adoption Weekends, held four times a year,
where approximately 20,000 pets find lifelong, forever homes in a single
weekend. 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 CharitiesTM of Canada and nearly 3,000
local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of
powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.

Every PetSmart store, including this North Fresno store, builds
relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its
stores as adoption centers. For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is
open a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.

*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.

**Services are subject to availability. See store for details.

About PetSmart

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 1,450 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart®
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,,
– 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. 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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Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177