PetSmart Launches Pet Food Drive to Help Homeless Pets

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart has launched its third Pet Food Drive across 1,400 stores in North America to support local in-store adoption partners and pet food pantries. PetSmart's Pet Food Drive will run through Sunday, May 17. During this time, customers and associates are encouraged to purchase pet food or basic care supplies in-store to donate to pets in need."This week's Pet Food Drive is centered on giving back to the communities where we live and work," said Gregg Scanlon, senior vice president of Store Operations and Services, PetSmart. "With a goal of 1 million total items donated, we're encouraging our customers to visit a PetSmart store and donate an item this week to support local organizations in their community."PetSmart's Pet Food Drive will primarily benefit in-store adoption partners and will provide an opportunity for customers and associates to help homeless pets.About PetSmartPetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission 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 approximately 1,404 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 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 PetSmart.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com - 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(TM) and PetSmart Charities(TM) of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 400,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back(TM). By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebratesthe power of pets to enrich people'slives--we live it.