PetSmart® celebrates Halloween with pet costumes, toys and treats

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With Halloween less than a month away, now is the perfect time to prepare pets to enjoy Halloween with the family. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), pet costumes “continue to grow in popularity with nearly 20% of celebrants planning to dress their pets in costumes this year, up from 16% last year” . With an assortment of costumes and accessories, toys and treats, PetSmart offers plenty of ways to include pets in Halloween festivities.

From superheroes to pizza, PetSmart has costumes to inspire fun in all pets this Halloween. Some of the most popular pet costumes this year include a pumpkin, hot dog, bumblebee, devil, superhero, and lion. PetSmart offers these popular costumes and more. New costumes this year include a mermaid, shark and teddy bear. Costumes for small pets like guinea pigs and hamsters remain popular with mermaid, unicorn and superhero options. Accessories like the Thrills and Chills™ Happy Halloween Bandana or Pumpkin Bow Tie Collar are great alternatives for pets who don’t like full costumes.

Dogs and cats are sure to love this year’s collection of Halloween toys and treats featuring Halloween characters like mummies, monsters and skeletons. For dogs, the six-pack of Halloween plush toys includes all of the season’s favorite characters. Treats like the Thrills and Chills™ Spooky Rawhide Twist combine delicious chicken and pumpkin spice flavors that dogs will love. For cats, and especially those who aren’t fans of Halloween excitement, the pop-up skull tent gives them a quiet place to relax while the doorbell rings with tricks or treats.

Pet Costume Contest, Free “Boo Bags” in “Who’s Your Boo?” Event

Pet parents across North America are encouraged to dress their pets and bring them to any PetSmart store on Saturday, October 20 or Sunday, October 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. community, for the “Who’s Your Boo? » costume parade and event. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners of the costume contests which take place each day at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. local time.

Playing on the human tradition of “booing” a neighbor with Halloween-themed treats, the PetSmart “Who’s Your Boo?” The event will also feature a “You’ve Been Booed” station where pet owners can fill a free “boo bag” with treats and coupons as well as one to “boo” a nearby animal. The first seven event guests at each store will receive a free pet collar safety light.

For more information, including PetSmart’s complete Halloween collection, visit petsmart.com/halloween.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest retailer of specialty pet services and solutions for the lifelong needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets and believe that pets make us better people. Every day, with every connection, the passionate associates of PetSmart help bring pet owners closer to their pets so they can, together, live more fulfilling lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, how 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 offers a wide range of pet foods and products at competitive prices, 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 to stores so they have the best possible chance of finding forever homes. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated over 8 million adoptions, more than any other physical organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the United States, which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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