New PetSmart Data Reveals Over Half of Pet Parents Spend More Time Shopping for Pets than for Some Family Members – PR Newswire


PetSmart unveils new unique holiday gift ideas for pets and pet parents alike ahead of the holiday season

PHOENIX , Nov. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —  PetSmart is helping pet parents check a few furry friends off their gifting list with toys, treats, festive decor and ways to bond with their pets over the holiday season.

Brand new data 1 from PetSmart reveals pets play a special part in holiday planning, from dedicated gift-giving to spending extra quality time together throughout the season. To ease gifting stressors for pet parents, PetSmart has pulled together the can’t-miss picks for animals of all shapes and sizes to make the holidays all the more merry and bright.

Pawliday Season by the Numbers
According to a new survey 1 by PetSmart, pets are a crucial consideration for pet parents when planning for the holidays, with 87 percent of respondents intending to carve out special time to bond with their pets and 82 % saying it doesn’t feel like the holiday season without their domestic pets by their side.

When it comes to gift-giving, nearly all pet parents (83 percent) are very likely to buy a gift for their pet, and more than half (54 percent) say they would spend more time shopping for their household pets than for some family members. And keep an eye out for new companions under the tree, as 35 percent of pet parents plan to gift a new dog to someone else or add one to their household.

“The holidays have a way of making us feel extra special, so it’s only natural that we want our pets to feel special, too, ” said Stacia Andersen , executive vice president and chief customer officer with regard to PetSmart. “By doing anything for pets during this most wonderful time of year, we’re really just helping pet mother and father share the joy of the season with their furry, winged and scaly family members. ”

Santa’s Pet Picks
The most festive gifts regarding pets are at PetSmart this season, with top picks across a wide range of categories, including:

Give the Gift of Pampering
Many shoppers prefer to gift experiences rather than tangible items, and that mindset extends to house animals as well. A day at the spa salon can have pets looking and feeling their best this holiday season, and almost half of family pet parents (48 percent) plan to take their pets to the groomer ahead of holiday gatherings.

For those looking to go the extra jolly mile, PetSmart salons now offer a holiday add-on Holiday Package that includes a premium shampoo, conditioner and cologne spritz, a choice of a holiday-themed bandana, a delicious holiday dog cookie and a coupon book with $200 in discounts plus savings.

The Salon Holiday Special is available while supplies last through Dec. 31, 2022 . Pet age, health and vaccination requirements apply. Appointments are subject to availability. See store associate intended for details.

For more information on deals, gifts and other holiday happenings at PetSmart, including ways to shop and ways to give back, 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 moms and dads closer to their pets so together they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way all of us support our associates and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart operates approximately 1, 660 pet stores in the United States , Canada plus 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 Camp™ and dog 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 particular in-store adoption program along with other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated
10 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization.

1 The PetSmart Fall Survey was conducted by   Wakefield Research among one, 000 nationally representative U. S. pet owners ages 18 and over, between Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2022 , using an email invitation and an online survey. This data has been weighted to ensure accurate representation associated with U. S. pet owners.


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