Rainbow, A Miniature Dachshund, And Her Pet Parent Teresa Tubbs Shop For Another Costume During The Company's Annual Halloween Costume Party. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Images For PetSmart)

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Rainbow, a miniature dachshund, and her pet parent Teresa Tubbs shop for another costume during the  ...

Rainbow, a miniature dachshund, and her pet parent Teresa Tubbs shop for another costume during the company's annual Halloween costume party. (Richard W. Rodriguez/AP Images for PetSmart)

WHAT:
   

Calling all spooky and cute pets from across the country to stop into their local PetSmart ® store for the most pet friendly Halloween costume party on the block.
   

The first 50 pets in costume at each store between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. will receive free treats from Dentastix ® and Temptations ® plus a coupon for $1 off a Bret Michaels Pets Rock toy purchase.

The first 10 pets in costume at each store between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. will receive a limited-edition Bret Michaels Pets Rock Chance plush dog toy.

Receive a free Halloween bandana with the purchase of any grooming service on Oct. 19.

Bring your camera to snap a photo of your pet in front of a Halloween-themed photo backdrop then enter PetSmart’s Monster Cute Photo Contest to win a grand prize of $10,000 and a year’s supply of GREENIES ® plus other prizes. For contest information visit www.facebook.com/PetSmart.
 

WHEN:

Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (local time)
 

WHO:

Pets of all kinds and their pet parents
 

WHERE:

All PetSmart stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

Visit http://stores.petsmart.com/ for store locations.
 

VISUALS:

Pets in Halloween costumes and pet parents shopping for the latest trendy pet costumes including pumpkin and witch outfits for guinea pigs; Winnie the Pooh, Nemo and Buzz Lightyear from PetSmart’s Disney ® collection; Iron Man and other popular super heroes from Marvel © and DC Comics ®; and classic favorites such as a pumpkin, skeleton and dragon from Martha Stewart Pets.
 

Photo Opportunities: News media are welcome to attend the event and take photos of pets in our stores. Please ask for a store manager upon arrival or call the PetSmart media line in advance at 623-587-2177.

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 52,000 associates and operates more than 1,301 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 196 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information ( http://www.petsmart.com). 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 SM day care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities ®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets since 1994. PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. (“PetSmart Charities”) are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes through the organization's adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012 throughout North America.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmartFind PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmartSee PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

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