PetSmart Launches 2nd Annual Special Patriotic Services to Honor America’s Military

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PHOENIX – For the second year, PetSmart has launched a new line of services aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the military. From today through July 5, 2015, $1 from Top Dog and other select Patriotic Grooming packages and PetsHotel® Patriotic Treats will go to Canine Companions for Independence. PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence, in support of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them.

“Since the launch of our partnership last year, Canine Companions for Independence has placed 18 veterans with assistance dogs of their own and helped to get an additional 33 veterans on the path to having a dog,” said Gregg Scanlon, senior vice president of Store Operations and Services. “These patriotic services, and the proceeds that are donated to Canine Companions through their sale, are just one way that PetSmart is able to say thank you to the brave men and women in our military.”

$1 from the sale of each patriotic package will go toward the Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veterans Initiative. Patriotic products and services will be available in-store through July 5, 2015 and include:

Patriotic Top Dog and Select Services Grooming: Choose from select PetSmart Grooming packages that include the option of an assortment of patriotic add-ons, including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as well as a red (cherry), white (coconut), and blue (blueberry) signature scent.

Yellow Ribbon Stencil: A fun way to show support with a washable temporary pet stencil. *Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 wks. & older.

PetsHotel Patriotic Treats: Pet parents will have the opportunity to purchase a patriotic cookie; toy, combo, and/or summer treat time while their pet is staying in a PetSmart PetsHotel.

PetSmart for Patriots is one of several national programs PetSmart runs under its community relations program, PetSmart Gives Back. PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home and enrich people’s lives through the power of pets. Its other programs include:

o PetSmart Promise – supports homeless families in keeping their pets

o PetSmart Paws for Hope – promotes healing through therapy dogs at hospitals

o P.U.P. (Pop Up Park) – a portable community dog park

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