140 Dog Years and Counting

    PetSmart Celebrates Its 20th Birthday

    PHOENIX, April 5 /CNW/ - It was 20 years ago in April that the first two
PetSmart(R) (NASDAQ:   PETM) stores opened in Phoenix, Arizona. To celebrate
that occasion, the company is throwing a free birthday party at all of its
stores throughout the United States and Canada. (A lot can happen in 20

    The festivities are set for Tuesday, April 24 from 6 - 8 p.m. and include
photo packages, as well as special treats and prizes for all guests. Supplies
are limited, so be sure to arrive early.

    Pets also will have the opportunity to show off their smarts when
accredited trainers at every PetSmart location offer them an opportunity to
learn a few new tricks (like high-fives and waving goodbye).

    For more information visit www.petsmart.com or call 1-877-473-8762.

    PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and
solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 908
pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing number of in-store
PetsHotel cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of
pet supplies and pet care information (www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a
broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers
complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, doggie day camp and pet
adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent
501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has donated more than $52
million to animal welfare programs and, through its in-store pet adoption
programs, has saved the lives of more than 2.9 million pets.

For further information:

For further information: PetSmart 24-hour Media Line Michelle Friedman,
623-587-2177 or Markowitz Communications Erik Price, 412-577-5140

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