PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Jacksonville, Fla., located at 11700 San Jose Blvd. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Saturday, Oct. 14, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!
The Jacksonville store location will feature PetSmart's new Pinnacle Pet Nutrition section, an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. This food type is the fastest growing in the overall pet food category and includes brands such as Only Natural Pet®, a natural pet brand featuring holistic, paleo-inspired natural foods and wholesome high-protein recipes that are dehydrated, freeze-dried and air-dried. PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer for Only Natural Pet.
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.*
|PetSmart Grand Opening Celebration|
|Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:45 a.m.|
|11700 San Jose Blvd. Unit 19|
|Jacksonville, FL 32223|
The new store features 18,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a comprehensive line of pet products. The store also 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.**
PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, is where people save pets and pets save people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Charities® of Canada and more than 3,500 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.
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 as many as 30,000-plus pets find forever homes in a single weekend event. Each year, millions of pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized.
Every PetSmart store, including this store in Jacksonville, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have reached a significant milestone – more than 7.6 million pets adopted since 1994! Nearly two out of every 10 pet adoptions in North America are facilitated at a PetSmart store.
*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, 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 3,500 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 7.6 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, OnlyNaturalPet.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***. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.
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***Ends 12/31/17. 5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need. See details at www.petsmart.com/giveameal. The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold. The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S., while four large animal welfare agencies will distribute it in Canada.