PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Fresno, Calif., located at 7512 N. Blackstone Ave. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., June 4, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!
The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.* The store’s adoption partners, Animal Rescue of Fresno and the Animal Compassion Team of California, will be onsite with cats and dogs available for adoption.
What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration
When: Sat., June 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Where: PetSmart, 7512 N. Blackstone Ave. (part of the River Park Shopping Center).
The new store features nearly 15,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a comprehensive line of pet products. The new store offers useful services such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.** This is the second PetSmart store to open in Fresno and joins two additional stores in nearby Clovis.
PetSmart is The Adopt Spot, where pets find their forever homes every day among PetSmart’s pet-loving customers and guests. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats. PetSmart is a leader in ending pet homelessness through in-store adoptions that happen every day in its stores, and through National Adoption Weekends, held four times a year, where approximately 20,000 pets find lifelong, forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart CharitiesTM of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.
Every PetSmart store, including this North Fresno store, builds relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.
*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.
**Services are subject to availability. See store for details.
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 can live more fulfilled lives. 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 1,450 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, PetFoodDirect.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® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 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™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people's lives—we live it.