Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting

Event March 18

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Lakeville,

Minnesota, located at 16001 Elmhurst Ln. To celebrate, PetSmart is

having a grand opening event Saturday, March 18, 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, Last Hope and Across America Boxer Rescue, will have

pets available for adoption during the grand opening festivities

beginning at 11 a.m.



What:



 

PetSmart Grand Opening celebration


When:




Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.


Where:




PetSmart, 16001 Elmhurst Ln.

The new store features more than 18,000 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 also 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.**

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, is where people save pets and pets save

people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet

homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats.

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.

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 more than 20,000 pets

find forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, millions of pets

enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy,

adoptable pets are euthanized.

Every PetSmart store, including this store in Lakeville, builds

long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to

utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption

partners have reached a significant milestone – more than 7.3 million

pets adopted since 1994! 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®

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 204 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

nonprofits 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 7.3 million adoptions – more than any

other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital

resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com,

Pet360.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 will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to

donate more than 60 million meals in 2017.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart

Find

PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart

See

PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Contacts

PetSmart

Lauren Sawyer, 623-271-3920

or

PetSmart

Media Line

623-587-2177