Pet Retail

18 05, 2024

Pet Rescue Advocate Hosts Third Annual ‘Paws, Pals, and Pet Supplies Plus’ Adoption Event

2024-05-18T18:26:29-04:00May 18th, 2024|Tags: , , |

As Critical Need for Pet Adoption Continues to Rise, Leading Pet Retailer Invites Neighbors to Family-Friendly Event with Adoptable Dogs and Cats

LIVONIA, Mich. — With an estimated 6.3 million animals being surrendered to shelters annually, there arises a vital necessity for a surge in pet adoption. In response to this pressing concern, Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, has announced its third annual, family-friendly, ‘Paws, Pals, and Pet Supplies Plus’ adoption event.

With live music, refreshments, and swag, the free event will take place at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oakland University Credit Union is the exclusive presenting partner of Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

Centered on support for rescue groups and their adoptable animals, over 20 shelters and rescues from the metro Detroit area will showcase dogs and cats available for adoption on-site. While numerous pets may find their forever homes on the same day, adoption availability may differ among shelters.

“Reflecting on last year’s success helping over 80 animals find their forever homes, we’re thrilled to continue our tradition,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “At Pet Supplies Plus, we’re not just pet lovers; we’re pet advocates, striving to create a world where every animal is treated with the love, respect, and the care they deserve. We welcome all of our neighbors who are eager to open their hearts and homes to a furry companion to join us at this special event.”

Free pet giveaways, including dog and cat treats, plush dog toys, and frisbees, will be available from event sponsors including Purina, Stella & Chewy, and Merrick. Attendees will also have the opportunity to stuff a KONG and donate it to a local shelter on-site.

With a mission of creating more awareness on the value and need for pet adoption, Pet Supplies Plus, and its emerging sister brand, Wag N Wash, recently launched a nationwide initiative to help 15,000 dogs and cats get adopted in 2024. Combined, the brands have helped more than 3800 pets find their forever homes year to date.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of US-made pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Every store is set in welcoming neighborhood environments and supported by team members who get to know their neighbors and pets by name. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Furthermore, neighbors can fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus
Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Our shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop with us in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 720 locations in 42 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

4 05, 2024

Pet Supplies Plus & Wag N’ Wash Commit to Helping 15,000 Dogs and Cats Get Adopted This Year

2024-05-04T11:54:04-04:00May 4th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Leading Pet Retailers Launch Nationwide Initiative to Promote and Enhance Pet Adoptions

LIVONIA, Mich. — As more than six million pets are surrendered each year, there is a critical and immediate need for adoptions to take place across the U.S. To combat this growing issue, and in recognition of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30), Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash have launched a nationwide initiative to help 15,000 dogs and cats get adopted in 2024. Year to date, the brands have helped more than 3,214 pets find their forever homes.

There are many reasons as to why an animal enters a shelter – from being surrendered by a previous owner, to being born into a shelter, to being found on the streets and then brought to a shelter. Recognizing the importance and need of finding loving homes for shelter animals, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash will work alongside local rescues and shelters to host monthly adoption events in stores across the nation.

“It’s no secret that pets play a crucial role in each of our families, many making a bigger difference in our lives than we even realize,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “This year, we will be able to rewrite the narratives of 15,000 dogs and cats as they find loving families to call their own. We invite you to join in our commitment in making a difference, one adoption at a time.”

In addition to helping 15,000 pets get adopted, both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash aim to create more awareness on the significance as well as the positive impact adoptions can have on both pets and their prospective families.

  • Whether a typical pet, emotional support animal, etc., 97% of pet owners consider their pet to be a true member of their family.
  • As of this year, 66% of U.S. households own a pet which is a 56% increase compared to 1988.
  • 4.1 million shelter animals are adopted each year, showing that millions of families have been able to make a difference in an animal’s life by giving them a forever home.
  • More cats are adopted each year compared to dogs, and more cats are admitted to animal shelters.
  • The number of euthanized dogs and cats have largely declined within the last decade, from 2.6 million in 2011 to approximately 920,000 annually, largely due to the increase in pet adoptions.

Part of each brand’s identity and mission, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash foster a culture of compassion for the well-being of all animals. With the brand’s combined store count growing at a rapid rate, the pet retail brands plan to make a significant impact on the lives of thousands of pets through this new initiative.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of US-made pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Every store is set in welcoming neighborhood environments and supported by team members who get to know their neighbors and pets by name. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Furthermore, neighbors can fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Each Wag N’ Wash location offers both a self-serve pet wash station and full-service grooming salon. In the self-serve pet wash area, neighbors are met with a self-wash attendant who provides aprons, towels, dry brushes, wet scrub brushes, shampoo, conditioner, and cologne spray. In the full-service grooming salon, neighbors work with our top-tier, professional groomers to provide full-service grooming, including nail trims, ear cleanings, and more. With services being a primary part of the business, each Wag N’ Wash also offers a variety of dog and cat products such as supplements, pet food, collars and leashes, toys, supplies and other unique goods. For more information, visit www.wagnwash.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus:
Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Its shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest pet retail franchise with more than 720 locations in 42 states and counting, Pet Supplies Plus makes shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, and toys. In 2020, Wag N’ Wash was ranked on Denver Business Journal’s Colorado-Based Franchisors List, Franchise Times Top 200+ List and Included on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchisees List for the third year. Today, there are 25 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://www.wagnwashfranchising.com/.

23 04, 2024

Pet Supplies Plus & Wag N’ Wash Recycle Three and a Half Tons of Pet Product Packaging Waste Through Partnership with TerraCycle®

2024-04-24T00:00:06-04:00April 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , |

Pet Retail Franchises are Leading the Pack this Earth Day with Commitment to Embracing ‘Sustainable Pawprints’

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, and Wag N’ Wash, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food franchise, celebrate a recycling milestone in light of Earth Day. Since announcing a commitment to sustainability in October 2023, the brands have collected and recycled three and a half tons of pet product packaging waste through a partnership with TerraCycle, the international leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. The launch of the partnership marked another milestone as Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash were the first pet retailers to join forces with TerraCycle, with recycling stations launching in retail locations across the country.

The pet industry produces 300 million pounds of plastic waste yearly, and 99% of all pet food packaging is thrown away rather than recycled, impacting various ecosystems. When it comes to pet product packaging waste, it’s vital that pet parents are educated on whether the packaging belongs in the recycling bin or the trash can, or if it’s contaminated and will be rejected by recycling facilities. To prevent further harm to the environment, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash remain committed to sustainability and educating neighbors on responsible waste management.

Now with in-store recycling programs that offer a free and convenient solution to give pet food, treat and litter bags a second life, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash enable neighbors to practice sustainable habits. Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash stores nationwide have collection bins where neighbors can drop off empty flexible plastic pet food, treat and litter bags from any brand for any species of pet. All collected waste is sent to TerraCycle to be cleaned, separated by material type and recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use to make new products.

“Most pet food and treat bags are not accepted by curbside recycling services due to their complex, multilayer packaging, which is often too expensive for local recycling facilities to process,” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO. “As the first major pet retailers in the United States to offer a free recycling program for all brands of pet food packaging, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash are setting a great example for the rest of the pet retail industry.”

The in-store recycling program was created to educate neighbors while making an impact on reducing plastic waste. Pet parents can learn more about which products can be recycled on the Pet Supplies Plus and the Wag N’ Wash websites.

“We are blown away by how many neighbors came into our stores and contributed to saving three and a half tons of plastic from being poured into landfills over the past six months,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “The partnership with TerraCycle is our commitment to reducing waste so that our neighbors and pets can all live in a better world.”

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of US-made pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Every store is set in welcoming neighborhood environments and supported by team members who get to know their neighbors and pets by name. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Furthermore, neighbors can fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Each Wag N’ Wash location offers both a self-serve pet wash station and full-service grooming salon. In the self-serve pet wash area, neighbors are met with a self-wash attendant who provides aprons, towels, dry brushes, wet scrub brushes, shampoo, conditioner, and cologne spray. In the full-service grooming salon, neighbors work with our top-tier, professional groomers to provide full-service grooming, including nail trims, ear cleanings, and more. With services being a primary part of the business, each Wag N’ Wash also offers a variety of dog and cat products such as supplements, pet food, collars and leashes, toys, supplies and other unique goods. For more information, visit www.wagnwash.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus:
Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Its shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest pet retail franchise with more than 720 locations in 42 states and counting, Pet Supplies Plus makes shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, and toys. In 2020, Wag N’ Wash was ranked on Denver Business Journal’s Colorado-Based Franchisors List, Franchise Times Top 200+ List and Included on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchisees List for the third year. Today, there are 25 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://www.wagnwashfranchising.com/.

About TerraCycle
TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals. To learn more about TerraCycle and join them on their journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one, please visit  www.terracycle.com.

14 02, 2024

Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash Award 95 Agreements in 2023 with Robust Opening Pipeline as Pet Industry Continues to Surge

2024-02-14T21:19:32-05:00February 14th, 2024|Tags: , , |

With Double-Digit Growth, Pet Supplies Plus Ranks No. 21 in Franchise 500® Ranking + Wag N’ Wash Hits Major Milestones

LIVONIA, Mich. — Leading the charge in an industry that continues to rise, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash embark on a new year with double-digit signed franchise agreements and openings in 2023. While each franchise opportunity provides prospects a unique offering, both legacy brand Pet Supplies Plus and emerging concept Wag N’ Wash have the billion-dollar backing of 30+ years of franchise and industry experience.

As the largest pet retail franchise in North AmericaPet Supplies Plus wrapped the year awarding 83 franchise agreements and maintaining its robust store services growth. Wag N’ Wash, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food franchise, secured 12 agreements and has now doubled in store count since being acquired in early 2022.

Even amidst economic uncertainty, consumer spending in the pet industry has maintained its upward trajectory, having increased over 51% between 2018 and 2022.  If this trend continues, the industry could be valued at nearly $275 billion in 2030, positioning both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash for significant growth with a turnkey franchise opportunity.

“Reflecting on the year, the key to our success has been building off a strong track record, immense passion of our current franchise owners, emphasizing our recession-resilient business, and leveraging our strong leadership team,” shared Nick Russo, Chief Development and Stores Officer of Pet Supplies Plus Group. “Regardless of experience, franchisees can find their perfect match here – whether that’s a full-service, large-format store like Pet Supplies Plus or a smaller, service-driven dog specialty store such as Wag N’ Wash.”

Alongside a strategic development plan that fueled its growth, grand openings also took center stage last year with the addition of 62 new stores for Pet Supplies Plus and 13 for Wag N’ Wash. Notably, one of these was the opening of Michigan’s first Wag N’ Wash, which also serves as the flagship location, sitting in the heart of Ann Arbor.

“We expect 2024 to be another strong year as we remain laser focused on growing the footprint of Pet Supplies Plus while continuing to roll out Wag N’ Wash in new markets,” added Russo. “Interest in the Pet Supplies Plus brand has never been stronger for both new and existing markets. Equally impressive, Wag N’ Wash has been a popular commodity, so we anticipate to sell a record number of stores this year.”

The success of Pet Supplies Plus has not gone unnoticed. Most recently, the brand was named the top pet franchise in Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Landing No. 21 on the overall list, this is the tenth consecutive year Pet Supplies Plus earned the top spot in its category. The franchise brand also earned a ranking on Forbes’ inaugural list of ‘Best Customer Service’ – which is a core pillar for the brand. Both of these prestigious awards further position Pet Supplies Plus as an industry leader, for both franchising and pet retail.

In addition to prioritizing innovation to meet the changing needs and wants of its consumers with private brand offerings and new launches, Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash are rooted in a booming industry and supported with advanced marketing strategies, supply chain efficiencies and omni-channel shopping options.

Both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash are actively seeking single and multi-unit owners to join their growing families. To learn more about the Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunity, visit petsuppliesplusfranchising.com. To learn more about the Wag N’ Wash franchise opportunity, visit wagnwashfranchising.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc., is focused on making it easier to get better products and services for your pet. With 720 locations in 42 states and counting, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods, and services. Additionally, petsuppliesplus.com provides neighbors with additional shopping options to better meet their pet-shopping needs. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Pet Supplies Plus ranked No. 21 in Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500® list and No. 44 on Forbes’ list of ‘Best Customer Service’ brands in 2023. For more information on Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunities, visit petsuppliesplusfranchising.com.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, and toys. Wag N’ Wash has ranked on Denver Business Journal’s Colorado-Based Franchisors List, Franchise Times’ Top 200+ List and Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchisees List. Today, there are 24 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit wagnwashfranchising.com.

11 11, 2023

Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance® Join Forces to Gift $50,000 Veteran’s Day Donation to Patriot PAWS

2023-11-11T22:20:54-05:00November 11th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Largest Pet Retail Franchise and Premium Pet Food Maker Help Provide Service Dogs to Deserving Veterans

PROSPER, Texas — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise, has once again joined forces with Natural Balance® to raise awareness of the profound impact service dogs have on America’s servicemen and women. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance continue their national partnership this year with a donation of $50,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains and provides service dogs for disabled Veterans, at no cost. The check presentation was hosted at the Prosper, Texas Pet Supplies Plus on Thursday, Nov. 9.

In honor of Veterans Day, every Pet Supplies Plus purchase of Natural Balance products throughout November will support the $50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. With this donation, Patriot PAWS will provide service dogs free of charge to disabled American Veterans to help restore and maintain their physical and emotional independence.

“The work Patriot PAWS does has an enormous impact, and we take great pride in this annual collaboration with Natural Balance to help support their cause,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “Together, we are dedicated to ensuring that veterans can be seamlessly paired with service dogs, without any financial burden.”

The check presentation was held at the Pet Supplies Plus of Prosper, Texas located at 4580 W University Dr Suite 10, on Thursday, November 9. Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance presented the check together to Patriot PAWS joined by Development Coordinators, Marissa Sanchez and Sarah Mathers, Veteran Coordinator, April Allison, and Veteran, Brian Reece with Patriot PAWS Service Dog, Maverick.

“Our friends at Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance are truly helping us to fulfill our mission,” said Lori Stevens, Founder & Executive Director of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. “We have, firsthand, seen the difference our service dogs make in the lives of our Veterans and are immensely grateful for their continued years of friendship and support.”

Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance have been dedicated to this annual partnership for the past five years and are proud to support Patriot PAWS’ work of training and placing service dogs with disabled Veterans, and others, who suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injuries and/or Post-Traumatic Stress. Their mission allows for Veterans to continue to be positively impacted by service dogs without the costs of training, which is over $35,000 per dog. With the help of donors, volunteers, and training programs, Patriot PAWS is able to eliminate the entire cost for Veterans. Since inception, Patriot PAWS has placed over 400 dogs from their program.

“Natural Balance is incredibly proud to once again partner with Pet Supplies Plus to support Patriot PAWS,” said Darcy Hagan, Senior Vice President of Independent Sales of Natural Balance. “Being able to help provide a trained service dog to a Veteran in need could not be more rewarding. Thank you to Patriot PAWS for their great work.”

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of made-in-the-USA pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Set in welcoming neighborhood environments, Pet Supplies Plus team members get to know their neighbors and pets by name at every store. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Neighbors can now fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus
Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Its shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 700 locations in 42 states and counting, Pet Supplies Plus makes shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Natural Balance®
Founded in 1989, Natural Balance® Pet Foods, Inc. is a premium pet specialty brand with a complete offering of pet foods for both dogs and cats. The Natural Balance product line comprises over 100 dog and cat food and treat varieties, including Limited Ingredient, Original ULTRA®, and REWARDS. Natural Balance delivers quality, safety-tested food in every bag. Their Feed with Confidence Program™ provides comprehensive, on-demand safety testing data to help eliminate wonder or worry. Their team of Registered Veterinary Technicians is available via online chat and phone to answer questions and ease concerns. Visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com for more information.

About Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
Founded in 2006 by Lori Stevens, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a Rockwall, TX based national non-profit that trains and provide Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans, and others, who suffer from Mobile Disabilities, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s.) The organization was officially deemed a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2006, less than one year after Stevens pursued a calling on her heart to help Veterans in need. Patriot PAWS is honored to be an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) – the only Service Dog accrediting organization within the world. Patriot PAWS currently trains their dogs at their Main Facility, located in Rockwall Texas; Patriot PAWS of Aggieland program in College Station; with Dallas-Fort Worth Volunteer Puppy Raisers; and their partnership with Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where inmate trainers work with program dogs within their prison units. To date, more than 400 dogs have been placed from the program and there are still 80+ Veterans on their wait list to receive a Service Dog.

11 10, 2023

Pet Supplies Plus & Wag N’ Wash Commit to Sustainability, Become First Pet Retailers to Partner with TerraCycle

2023-10-11T17:41:06-04:00October 11th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Leading Pet Retail Franchises Provide New Recycling Option to Pet Parents

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, and Wag N’ Wash, the emerging self-wash, grooming and natural pet food franchise, announce a partnership with TerraCycle, an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions. Living under parent company PSP Group, LLC, both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash are making history as the first pet retailers in the United States to join forces with TerraCycle, paving the way for retailers to embrace more eco-friendly options. Officially launched on October 1, these dedicated recycling stations are available now in participating Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash stores across the country.

Less than 20% of global waste is recycled each year, aiding in the global waste crisis. It’s estimated that the U.S. pet food industry produces 300 million pounds of plastic waste yearly. Most pet food packaging is made from non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle materials, resulting in 99% of all pet food packaging being thrown away rather than recycled, and ending up in landfills or oceans. With the PSP Group’s new commitment to sustainability, the brand is on a mission to help pet parents recycle pet food and treat bags from all brands.

The new partnership with TerraCycle will create an in-store recycling program that offers a free and convenient solution for neighbors to give any brand of pet food packaging a second life. Neighbors can drop off eligible empty flexible plastic pet food and treat bags in a designated collection bin at their local participating Pet Supplies Plus or Wag N’ Wash locations. All collected waste will be sent to TerraCycle to be cleaned, sorted by material type and reduced into material that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

“With the launch of this sustainable initiative, pet parents can help reduce the impact of plastic packaging waste in their own communities by responsibly recycling empty pet food and treat bags,” said Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle. “This innovative collaboration between Pet Supplies Plus, Wag N’ Wash and TerraCycle helps pave the way for a greener future with pets, people and the planet in mind.”

The new in-store recycling program is created to make things easy for neighbors while playing a role in reducing plastic waste. Pet parents can learn more about which products can be recycled on the Pet Supplies Plus website and the Wag N’ Wash website.

“We take pride in offering our neighbors a simple and convenient solution to aid in keeping our planet waste-free,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash. “The partnership with TerraCycle is a natural progression as our brands continue to meet the needs of our neighbors and do our part to reduce waste.”

Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of US-made pet consumables, including food, treats, rawhide and chews. Every store is set in welcoming neighborhood environments and supported by team members who get to know their neighbors and pets by name. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and fresh bakery treats are also available in-store at many locations. Furthermore, neighbors can fill prescriptions online and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Whether shopping in-store or online, choosing local is easy. For more information, visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Each Wag N’ Wash location offers both a self-serve pet wash station and full-service grooming salon. In the self-serve pet wash area, neighbors are met with a self-wash attendant who provides apron(s), towels, dry brushes, wet scrub brushes, shampoo, conditioner, and cologne spray. In the full-service grooming salon, neighbors work with our top-tier, professional groomers to provide full-service grooming, including nail trims, ear cleanings, and more. With services being a primary part of the business, each Wag N’ Wash also offers a variety of dog and cat products such as supplements, pet food, collars and leashes, toys, supplies and other unique goods. For more information, visit www.wagnwash.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus
Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Our shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop with us in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with more than 700 locations in 42 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line dog grooming and self-wash specialty retail destination, has a mission to recognize, promote and foster the positive impact that companion pets and their humans have on each other. Wag N’ Wash provides full-service grooming, self-wash facilities, baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, and toys. In 2020, Wag N’ Wash was ranked on Denver Business Journal’s Colorado-Based Franchisors List, Franchise Times Top 200+ List and Included on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchisees List for the third year. Today, there are 25 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit www.wagnwashfranchising.com.

About TerraCycle
TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals. To learn more about TerraCycle and join them on their journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one, please visit  www.terracycle.com.