PetSmart® Kicks Off Week of Service Across North America

October 8, 2018

Weeklong Effort Focuses on Giving Back to the Communities Where PetSmart Associates Live and Work

PHOENIX – Oct. 8, 2018 – PetSmart’s 55,000 associates across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are coming together this week to give back during the company’s enterprise-wide week of volunteering. PetSmart’s Week of Service begins today and goes through Sunday, Oct. 14. During this time, PetSmart associates from the company’s stores, distribution centers and home offices will participate in a variety of different volunteer projects including building habitats, grooming pets awaiting adoption, walking shelter dogs and cleaning up facilities.

“Giving back isn’t just about dollars and cents; it’s also about giving our time,” said Gregg Scanlon, senior vice president of Store Operations and Services. “Our passionate, dedicated associates are the heart of our business, and PetSmart’s Week of Service provides them with an opportunity to care for the communities where we live and work.”  

PetSmart’s Week of Service volunteer initiative will support organizations focused on supporting the bond between people and pets, enriching lives through arts, culture and education, celebrating diversity and inclusion and promoting understanding.


About PetSmart®

PetSmart LLC 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. 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 provides 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 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 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 8 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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