PetSmart opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada in Q4 2016

Phoenix, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. today (April 12, 2017) announced it has opened 30 stores across the U.S. and Canada for the quarter ending January 29, 2017. This adds to the 43 new stores opened in the first three quarters, bringing the total number for fiscal year 2016 to 73 new stores.

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

  • Albemarle, N.C.
  • Houston, Texas
  • Aspen, Colo.*
  • Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
  • Bloomington, Ill.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Brunswick, Maine
  • Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Cedar Hill, Texas
  • Kamloops, B.C.
  • Chula Vista, Calif.**
  • Lexington, N.C.
  • Dawsonville, Ga.
  • New Braunfels, Texas
  • Denham Springs, La.
  • Naples, Fla.
  • Dunkirk, N.Y.
  • Roanoke, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Saint John, N.B.
  • Encino, Calif.
  • Sheridan, Colo.
  • Fairfield, Calif.
  • Springfield, Mo.
  • Franklin, N.J.
  • Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Greenfield, Ind.
  • Washington, Mo.
  • Hendersonville, N.C.
  • West Long Beach, N.J.**

“PetSmart has undergone significant store growth in the last year,” said Brian Amkraut, executive vice president of real estate, strategy, store operations and services for PetSmart. “We continue to execute on our real estate strategy, which focuses on continuing the expansion in current growth markets and establishing stores in new markets with the goal of providing increased convenience for our pet parents.”

In addition to expanding its brick and mortar locations, PetSmart also recently launched the new, which now includes a responsive design optimized for mobile devices and new tailored home delivery options, among a range of additional features. The new delivery options include subscription-based shipping, as well as same-day and scheduled delivery in 17 U.S. markets – all aimed at letting pet parents shop how, when and where they wish.

*Only Natural Pet second flagship store. The Only Natural Pet lifestyle brand is owned by PetSmart, which is also the national exclusive retailer of the brand.
**Relocated store.

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 7.3 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

Erin Gray

Source: PetSmart Inc.