Jueves 19 de Octubre 2017

PetSmart® and Arizona Diamondbacks Announce Expansion of the Dog Days of Summer Ticket Package to Also Include Monday Home Games on the PetSmart Patio so More Pet Parents and their Best Friends Can Together Enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime

Permanent PetSmart Facilities, Including PetSmart Patio, Dog Parks,
The Adopt Spot™ Pop-Up Adoption Center, Make Chase Field the Most
Dog-Friendly Stadium in the U.S.

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arizona Diamondbacks and the nation’s leading pet specialty
retailer, PetSmart, announced today the expansion of the Dog Days of
Summer
ticket package where four people and their dog can take in a
D-backs game on the PetSmart Patio featuring 30 Doggie Suites,
all-you-can-eat classic baseball fare and doggie ice cream sundaes
complete with kibble toppings, indoor and outdoor dog parks, a pop-up
dog adoption center and more.


First launched last season for all Sunday home games, the Dog Days of
Summer
ticket package is again available this season for Sunday and
now also Monday home games at Chase Field — totaling 21 games where
dogs can take in a ball game with their pet parents. The launch of the
PetSmart Patio for the 2017 season begins April 9.

“The Dog Days of Summer package was extremely popular last season, as
evidenced by the quick sellouts, so we wanted to expand to Monday home
games to give more pet parents the opportunity to enjoy this unique
D-backs game experience with their dogs on the PetSmart Patio, just
above left-center field,” said Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO.
“The seats are great and we witnessed hundreds of people enjoying games
with their dogs last season and expect even more pups to come out for
our 2017 season.”

New this year is enhanced in-game exposure for the pets available for
adoption at The Adopt Spot @ Chase, a pop-up adoption center supported
by PetSmart Charities and staffed by its local adoption partners
including the Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona Humane Society and
HALO who bring adoptable pets to the Dog Days of Summer home games to
help them find their new pet parents among the D-backs fan base. Several
MVPs, or “Most Valuable Pups,” will get shout-outs on the big screen to
help promote adoptions at the game. Last season under this program
nearly 60 pups in total went home with their forever families from the
11 D-backs Sunday home games.

“We are thrilled to continue and expand our collaboration with the
D-backs to make Chase Field the most dog-friendly baseball stadium in
America, give more pet parents the exciting opportunity to take in
America’s favorite pastime with their dog, and, most importantly, to
help dogs find their forever home among the dog-loving fans at these
D-backs games,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer,
PetSmart. “We can’t wait for the season to start on the PetSmart Patio
April 9.”

Seven PetSmart’s PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities in the local
Phoenix area are also now the “official pet lodging provider” for the
D-backs’ coaches, staff and players. Pet guests feel at home with
around-the-clock care from PetSmart’s pet-loving staff. It’s the
ultimate staycation destination for pets, while D-backs are on the road.

Dog Days of Summer Ticket packages start at $160 and include tickets for
four people and one dog, as well as all-you-can-eat for all fans. A
PetSmart doggie bag of treats, chews, water bowl and complimentary dog
bed is also included. To purchase the package, go to www.dbacks.com/petsmart,
use DOGDAYS as the promo code.

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. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more
than 1,500 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. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet
food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training,
pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption.
PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart
Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 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 7.3 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar
organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet
parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com,
Pet360.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption
platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt
based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the
world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital
platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies
and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th
anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in
March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec.
31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to
donate more than 60 million meals in 2017.

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

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart
Charities, Inc
. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a
mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting
programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. In
addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year
through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the
U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits
aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support:
Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the
Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster
Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in
need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout
registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities
efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the
leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300
million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has
received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent
organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and
transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row — placing it
among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To
learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org

Follow PetSmart Charities on Twitter: @PetSmartChariTs
Find
PetSmart Charities on Facebook: Facebook.com/PetSmartCharities
See
PetSmart Charities on YouTube: YouTube.com/PetSmartCharitiesInc

Contacts

Golin for PetSmart
Danielle Bickelmann, 469-680-2503
dbickelmann@golin.com
or
PetSmart
Media Line, 623-587-2177
or
The Arizona Diamondbacks
D-backs
Communications, 602-462-6519
or
Katie Krause, 210-279-6793