PetSmart® Opens First Store in Howell

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Event Sept. 24

PHOENIX--()--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Howell, Mich. – its first in Howell – located at 1072 S. Latson Rd. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Sept. 24, 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 pet adoption partner, Last Chance Rescue, will be onsite with adoptable dogs and cats during the grand opening festivities.

What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When: Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where: PetSmart, 1072 S. Latson Rd, in Howell

The new store features more than 20,000 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. 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 Howell 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. In the last year, 12,833 lives were saved in Michigan through adoptions at PetSmart.

*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 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 53,000 associates, operate 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 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 day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – 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.

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Contacts

PetSmart Media Line
Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177

Contacts

PetSmart Media Line
Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177