Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting
Event Sept. 9
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Baxter,
Minn., located at 13499 Elmwood Dr. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a
grand opening event Saturday, Sept. 9, 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!
This new Baxter 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, Sept. 9 at 8:45 a.m.|
|13499 Elmwood Dr., Suite 120|
|Baxter, MN 56425|
The new store features more than 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 nearly 3,000 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 more than 20,000 pets
find forever homes in a single weekend. 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 Baxter, 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 7.4 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.
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 3,000 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 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
*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.
PetSmart Media Line:
Erin Gray, 623-587-2177