PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 6, 2018--PetSmart ® is pleased to announce the expansion of its in-store events, known as PetSmart Parties, with the addition of Sample Saturdays and Camp Critters. The events are designed to provide pet parents and families with helpful guidance when it comes to caring for their pets.

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A young boy is all smiles at PetSmart's Camp Critters in-store event. Camp Critters is one of many summertime educational series PetSmart is hosting to teach children all about small pets, fish and more. PetSmart is also hosting in-store educational events for pet parents. (Photo: Business Wire)

Starting tomorrow, Saturday, July 7, Sample Saturdays will take place the first Saturday of every month at participating stores from 12–3 p.m.* During the events, pet parents and their dogs can learn about new food products and try free treat samples. Each month will focus on a different treat offering, such as freeze-dried, high protein or treats formulated specifically for senior dogs.

Camp Critters is a summertime educational series designed for children to teach them about fish and small animals.

Underwater Treasures Saturday, July 21 12–3 p.m. Children will receive a custom crown keepsake as they learn about fish.*

Small Pet Carnival Saturday, Aug. 18 12–3 p.m. Children can meet small pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs and birds while completing a scavenger hunt.

To learn more about PetSmart Parties, visit www.petsmart.com.

*All giveaways available while supplies last.

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, together, 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. PetSmart employs approximately 55,000 associates and operates more than 1,600 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 8 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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