PetSmart Inspiration Waggin' Tour Transforms Everyday Moments Into Pet-Inspired Ones

Six Cities Will Be #InspiredByPets as Dogs and Cats Offer People Tail-Wagging Breaks

TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Cramming for finals. Laundry. Running errands. Mondays. These typical, everyday happenings will be infused with four-legged inspiration and a bit of fun when PetSmart® (NASDAQ: PETM) and a few furry friends hop aboard the first-ever Inspiration Waggin'TM bus and embark on a six-city tour in the United States and Canada.

As the truck makes its way across North America, dogs, puppies and cats will visit retirement centres, university campuses and local spots so people can benefit from a wagging tail and some unconditional love to make even the most regular of days better. The Inspiration Waggin' will make stops in:

  • Los Angeles - May 9
  • Phoenix - May 12
  • Dallas - May 14
  • Chicago - May 16
  • Toronto - May 20
  • New York City - May 22

"Each day, my dog Sedona inspires me to be a better person. The Inspiration Waggin' tour is about celebrating pets like Sedona and delighting the families who love them," said John DeFranco, PetSmart Canada president. "At PetSmart, we're driven by the moments in which pets can teach us how to enjoy life or remind us to do it every day - whether that means being more active, more patient or even just more playful."

Pet lovers throughout the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to follow the Inspiration Waggin' journey at http://www.inspiredbypets.com/tour-tracker and to share their own pet-inspired moments using the hashtag #inspiredbypets.

For more information about PetSmart's Inspiration Waggin' tour, visit www.inspiredbypets.com.

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About PetSmart Canada
PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). The company employs approximately 54,000 associates and operates more than 1,314 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and over 196 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 SM day care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. ("PetSmart Charities") are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes through PetSmart Charities' adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012 throughout North America.

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SOURCE PetSmart Canada

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