PetSmart’s Holiday Collection Offers Gifting, Feasting, Pampering and Photo-Ready Solutions to Bring Pets into the Festive Celebration of the Holiday Season

Broad Assortment Includes Unique Items like Disney® Tsum Tsum for
Pets; Holiday Pet PJs, Perfect for Christmas Morning Photo; Santa Claus
Costumes; Ugly Sweaters and Winter Accessories like Scarves and Cozy
Hats; Classic and Food-Themed Pet Toys; Holiday Cookie Treats and More!

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Retail Federation estimates as much as a four percent
increase in holiday spending this year over last year and a recent
survey from research firm NPD Group reveals that shoppers are expecting
to shop earlier for holiday gifts. PetSmart is well prepared with a
robust Holiday Collection in stores now, featuring everything a pet
parent might want to bring their pets into the festive spirit of the
holiday season.

“The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve is full of
celebrations and rich traditions for all of us – including our pets,”
said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart. “Our
Holiday Collection has all the goods to bring our pets into the
celebration of the season. From gifting our pets with stocking stuffers
or items under the tree, styling them with a classic winter scarf,
reindeer antler headband or Santa costume for the perfect family photo,
or treating them to a new holiday-themed bed, a Doggie Day Camp
play-date or a spaw-like grooming service, PetSmart is here to serve the
needs of pet parents this holiday season.”

This Seasons Top Pet Gifts:

  • Toys make the classic holiday gift! Disney® “Tsum Tsum” is at PetSmart
    this holiday season. This popular plush human toy is now available for
    the first time for pets. These lovable characters – including Eeyore,
    Stitch, Mickey
    and Tigger
    – come in a variety of sizes and are complete with squeakers to
    enhance pet engagement. They make a great pet stocking stuffer!
    Food-themed pet toys have been a key trend all year and are also
    popular for the holiday season, including this fast-food
    holiday four-pack.
  • Tech gadgets are always a crowd pleaser. An exclusive at PetSmart, the
    pet tech Goat
    Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
    make a great gift for pets and their
    humans. These tiny speakers come in four pet-themed shapes, like this spotted
    , and are easy to use. They include a Bluetooth connect, stream
    music, and include a built-in microphone, selfie remote button, LED
    light and instructions for an easy app download. The speaker securely
    clips to any collar, leash or pet-parent.
  • Pet treats are the perfect holiday indulgence. The PetSmart treat
    assortment ranges from savory to sweet, including this holiday
    snack tray
    featuring cheese, sausage, sweet potato crackers and
    cranberries, the giant turkey
    leg chew
    and the Simply
    Nourish Turkey Day
    entrée. Sweet treats include the frosted dog
    biscuit Ho
    Ho Ho cookies
    and the holiday cookie assortment package with
    delectable peppermint
    cookie dog treats
    that look so good people might even take a bite.
  • New collar classics. A festive holiday collar is a great pet gift for
    the holiday season. This collar features a jingle
    so pets can create a delightful jingle as they prance and
    play. This ED
    Ellen DeGeneres collar
    features a chic checkered design with a pop
    of red.
  • A new holiday-themed pet bed is the perfect gift for your pet and you!
    Choose from a festive cuddler
    featuring a colorful string of lights or this unique and
    cozy ski
    lodge pup-tent bed
    from the ED Ellen DeGeneres
    exclusive-to-PetSmart collection.
  • Fun apparel and décor includes these “Santa’s
    Little Yelper” PJs
    and this festive elf
    . The fun doesn’t stop at cats and dogs. PetSmart has more
    than half a dozen offerings for guinea pigs, including an elf
    or reindeer
    . For our friends with fins, choose from a variety of
    festive tank ornaments for your fish like a snorkeling
    . Fish make great first pets, too!

Gifts that Give Back

Continuing the tradition, PetSmart offers holiday products that give
back to pets in need. Items in the Holiday Philanthropic Collection
include seven classic collectible plush toys, Chance,
& Friends, as well as 12 pet-themed throws with sayings like “I
Wine, She Whines
” and “Drinking
.” Also included are gift cards that give back. PetSmart will
donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of these items to
PetSmart Charities to help pets in need. Last year, this program raised
$585,000 for the nonprofit organization, and local stores conducted toy
drives with the plush toy collecting more than a million toys to give to
children in need in the local area. This toy drive effort continues this
holiday season.

When you buy a bag of dog or cat food through Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart
will give a meal to a pet in need. PetSmart launched the Buy a Bag,
Give a Meal
program in celebration of its 30th
anniversary in March of this year, and expects 60 million meals donated
under this program – the biggest philanthropic campaign in its 30-year

Styling Solutions & Services

Help get your pup photo-ready with a haircut, blow-out, nail trim and
bath with pampering “spaw” treatments featuring great-smelling products
like CHI for pets. Many grooming services also include a festive bandana
featuring reindeers, classic plaid and snowflake designs. Apparel and
accessories to perfectly style your pet for the holidays include the reindeer
antler headband
, Santa
Claus hoodie costume
, a wintery polar
bear sweater
from the exclusive ED Ellen DeGeneres Collection, a classic
, hats including the sock
or buffalo plaid treatment, Santa
bearded hat
, and this small
animal hat costume
, perfect for Guinea Pigs and other small
four-legged family members.

Photo Ops with Santa

Bring out the entire family, and of course the well styled four-legged
family members, for a festive holiday photo with Santa Claus. PetSmart
is offering two photo op weekends and will have Santa on hand for photos
at all stores Dec. 9-10 & Dec. 16-17, noon – 4 p.m. local time.

For more details on the PetSmart holiday collection, check it out at the PetSmart
Gift Guide

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 1,500 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 3,000 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 7.4 million
adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The
company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes,,, 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 will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to
donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*. In May 2017, PetSmart
acquired, a leading online retailer of pet food and products
in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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*Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart
Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at The
actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold.
The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time
periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help
distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S., while
four large animal welfare agencies will distribute it in Canada.


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