September 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Livonia, Mich. – Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest and most trusted pet retail franchise with more than 300 locations in 25 states offering food, equipment, toys and more, has announced the grand opening of a public dog park named, Pet Supplies Plus Canine Crossroads, situated on the grounds of the brand’s internal distribution center in Seymour, Ind. With the grand opening date slated for Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m., Pet Supplies Plus will host an official celebration that will include freebies, giveaways, free samples, pet and owner pictures, and some all-around fun. Local pet owners can visit the dog park at 1510 E. 4th Street Rd in Seymour.
Neighbors are invited to get a sneak-peek of the park, accompanied by Pet Supplies Plus staff members and local dignitaries, at a ribbon cutting event on Friday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. The rapidly expanding franchise opened the 760,000-square-foot wholesale operation in 2013 to ease the process of product distribution for its partners across 25 Eastern states. The company is now happy to transform part of the grounds into an area where local neighbors can relax and play with their beloved pets.
“We are thrilled to be able to take part of our distribution center and turn it into a slightly different operation that serves the needs of our loyal neighbors and their pets in a more playful way,” said Chris Rowland, Pet Supplies Plus CEO. “Opening this dog park to local community members aligns with our core pet-centric values that includes providing the best product and experience for these very special furry friends.”
Pet Supplies Plus stands out in the industry by offering consumers an expert staff of pet lovers, a wide array of natural pet foods, a variety of Made in the USA pet consumables such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide, chews and more, all in a welcoming environment where the staff gets to know their neighbors and their pets by name. Many locations also feature a full menu of grooming services tailored to meet every pet’s needs including dog washes, haircuts, full body brushing, flea treatment and nail, skin, ear and oral care.
Founded on the idea that convenient, quality service for busy neighbors was lacking in the pet industry, retail veterans, Jack Berry and Harry Shallop, opened the first Pet Supplies Plus store in Redford, Michigan. Since then, the neighborhood-style pet store has become a household name in 25 states.
At Pet Supplies Plus, we’re crazy for pets, too. With more than 300 corporate and franchise locations in 25 states, Pet Supplies Plus is America’s favorite neighborhood pet store. Each location offers a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise all at a great value, allowing customers to spoil their pets even more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff get to know each pet and their owner by name and provide playful store experiences to remind them just how fun it is to own a pet. Pet Supplies Plus stores are large enough to house an incredible variety of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. As a growing Livonia, Michigan-based franchisor we are ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Annual Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. For more information about franchise opportunities, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/franchise.
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