PetSmart® Opens First Store in West Long Branch

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Event Dec. 3

PHOENIX--()--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of its first store in West Long Branch, N.J., located at 310 Highway 36. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Dec. 3, 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 partner, To the Rescue, will be on hand with adoptable cats during the grand opening festivities.

What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where: PetSmart, 310 Highway 36

The new store features more than 16,000 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.**

In addition to the grand opening festivities, the store is also hosting special events every weekend in December, including a special photo event with Santa Claus.


December 3 & 4, 12-4 p.m. local time
Don’t forget your pets this holiday season! Bulk-bin treat tables will be available for pet parents to fill a free stocking stuffer treat bag with a variety of crunchy, chewy and jerky treats – it is PetSmart’s gift to our favorite pets!

Pet Photos with Santa

December 10 & 11, 12-4 p.m. local time
Santa Claus is coming to PetSmart! Pet parents are encouraged to bring their entire families, and most importantly their pets, to the store for a free photo with jolly old St. Nick.

Creatures are Stirring

December 17 & 18, 12-4 p.m. local time
Bring the kids to meet the pets! Specialty pets like hamsters, fish and guinea pigs can provide a unique learning experience for children and are ideal first pets, helping younger children learn the responsibilities of pet care. During this event, children can meet the small pets of PetSmart, feed the fish and even name one of our pets at the store! Children can also decorate a holiday ornament and take home a free coloring book.

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™

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 West Long Branch, 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 – 7 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. Pet age, health, and vaccination requirements apply. 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 1,500 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,, and – 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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PetSmart Media Line:
Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177


PetSmart Media Line:
Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177