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PetSmart honors service members and their families with $25,000 donation to K9s For Warriors

Treats Rewards offering 11X points for loyalty program members when shopping in store or online at PetSmart this Veterans Day

PHOENIX, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSmart, the leading pet retailer, is proud to honor service members and their families every day and especially this Veterans Day.

On Nov. 11, PetSmart will present $25,000 to K9s For Warriors, the nation's largest provider of trained service dogs for veterans. K9s For Warriors is a partner of nonprofit PetSmart Charities, the top funder of animal welfare in the country. The donation will help support K9s For Warriors' mission to end veteran suicide through the loving support of service dogs ? many of which are rescues ? at no cost to the service members.

"We are incredibly grateful for the support of PetSmart to further our mission to end veteran suicide," said K9s For Warriors CEO Carl Cricco. "K9s For Warriors has the privilege every day to see the impact a Service Dog has on a veteran. With a battle buddy by their side, the veteran returns to a life of dignity and independence. PetSmart's generosity allows us to continue changing veteran lives."

The donation to K9s For Warriors is just one of the initiatives PetSmart leads in support of service members and follows the creation of PetSmart's newest associate resource group SERVE, which honors the service of PetSmart associates who are veterans and their families. By providing veterans who work at PetSmart and their families a space to reach their fullest potential, SERVE is creating an environment in which every veteran feels like they belong while educating the broader PetSmart team on the impact and culture of veterans.

Additionally, as a "thank you" to all veterans and their families, Treats Rewards is offering 11X points* to loyalty program members when shopping in-store or online on Veterans Day. The exclusive offer can be activated by signing into your PetSmart Treats account online or through the PetSmart app. The PetSmart Treats loyalty program is free to join and offers benefits such as exclusive deals as well as earning points for every $1 spent in stores and online.

"We aim to show our gratitude to service members, veterans and military families for their sacrifices, not just on Veterans Day, but every day," said Will Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of PetSmart. "Whether through the partnership of PetSmart Charities and K9s For Warriors, our associate resource group SERVE for service members working at PetSmart or providing exclusive deals and discounts to our loyal veteran customers, we are passionate about supporting those who have and are serving our country."

For more information on Veterans Day initiatives and deals at PetSmart, including ongoing military discounts and ways to shop, visit petsmart.com.

About PetSmart

PetSmart LLC is the leading pet retailer offering products, 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 together they 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 operates approximately 1,660 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. We provide 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 Camptm and pet adoption.

PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with nearly 4,000 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 over 10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

About K9s For Warriors

Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With most dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery. This treatment method is backed by scientific research (from Purdue University's OHAIRE Lab) demonstrating Service Dogs' ability to help mitigate their veteran's symptoms of PTSD while simultaneously restoring their confidence and independence. Founded in 2011 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, K9s For Warriors remains committed to bringing widespread awareness to veterans' mental health and contributing to policy-level reform.

The organization's six facilities include: K9s For Warriors National Headquarters (Ponte Vedra, FL) Davis Family Mega Kennel (Ponte Vedra, FL) Gold Family Campus (Alachua, FL) Petco Love K9 Center (San Antonio, Texas) Helotes Warrior Ranch (Helotes, Texas) and K9s For Warriors at Heidi's Village (Phoenix, AZ). Find more information at www.k9sforwarriors.org | Facebook | Twitter

* Activate offer Nov. 8 ? 11, 2022. Bonus points earned on purchases made on Nov. 11, 2022. Treats membership required. Must activate offer prior to purchase to receive bonus points. Excludes gift cards and veterinary services. Products and services are subject to availability. Quantities and space may be limited. Pet age, health and vaccination requirements apply for services. Breed restrictions may apply. At the sole discretion of PetSmart, some pets may not be permitted. When booking online, sign in to your Treats account. Prices and selection may vary by store and online. May not be combinable with other available bonus points offers. Points will be credited to your Treats account 24-72 hours of your purchase. Treats rules apply. See petsmart.com/treats for details.


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