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PetSmart opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2017

Phoenix, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today ( July 10, 2017 ) announced it has opened 18 new stores in the U.S. and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending May 1, 2017. The company opened 70 net new stores in 2016 and expects to open more than this number in fiscal year 2017. This continued expansion supports PetSmart’s commitment to be the most convenient, best-in-class retailer of products and services for pet parents.

New stores were opened in the first quarter in the following locations:

  • Auburn, Calif.
  • Bourne, Mass.
  • Burien, Wash.
  • College Station, Texas
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • East Aurora, N.Y.
  • Foley, Ala.
  • Hadley, Mass.
  • Hinesville, Ga.
  • Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Lakeville, Minn.
  • Maple, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • North Augusta, S.C.
  • Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Roseville, Calif.
  • Spring, Texas
  • Tulsa, Okla.

“We continue to execute our real estate strategy to engage new customers and improve our competitive position,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president of real estate, strategy, store operations and services for PetSmart. “Our new stores capitalize on exciting trends in the pet industry, including new service offerings like Dog Therapy Training, while providing a unique in-store customer experience for pet parents. Expanding our retail footprint is a key component of PetSmart’s omnichannel strategy focused on convenience, including same-day and scheduled at-home delivery, as well as the popular buy online pick up in store option.”

PetSmart now operates 1,542 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as 205 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities.

In celebration of PetSmart’s 30th anniversary, it has launched the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program, where any and every bag of dog or cat food purchased in its stores and online through December 31, 2017, PetSmart will give a meal to a pet in need. With a goal of 60 million meals, the unprecedented program is the largest philanthropic initiative in PetSmart’s 30-year history.

About PetSmart®

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 3,000 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 more than 7.4 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes,,,,,, 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*.

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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 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.

Erin Gray

Source: PetSmart Inc.

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