Pet Supplies Plus

23 08, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Announces Winner of OptimPlus™ “Feed Great, Feel Great” Sweepstakes and Makes Donation to Deserving Local Pet Shelter

2022-08-23T09:41:04-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Largest Pet Retail Franchise Gifts $15,000 Worth of Prizes to Winners Nationwide, Donates $5,000 of Merchandise to Jacksonville Humane Society.

LIVONIA, Mich.Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, launched the addition of OptimPlus™ to their roster of private brand offerings in June. In conjunction with this launch, Pet Supplies Plus sponsored a “Feed Great, Feel Great” sweepstakes for pet parents nationwide with nearly $15,000 worth of prizes.

Out of more than 60,000 entrants, the grand prize winner was a Los Angeles area-resident who will receive a Pet Supplies Plus pet care gift basket valued at $250, a $1,000 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a one-year supply of OptimPlus and a $500 Spa Finder gift card. Twenty-five additional winners nationwide each received a $100 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a $100 Vitamin Shoppe gift card and a three-month supply of OptimPlus.  

As part of the new brand launch, Pet Supplies Plus also conducted a nomination-based contest on their social platforms. The contest was tied to “Feed a Rescue Pet Week” and neighbors were encouraged to nominate a local animal shelter or rescue to win $5,000 worth of products, including OptimPlus food, to help support their organization. Of the more than 4,000 nominations received, the selected winner is the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), who cares for thousands of dogs and cats each year, and offers a variety of programs including adoption, lost pet resources, training classes and more.

“This donation came at the very best time,” said Denise Deisler, CEO of the Jacksonville Humane Society. “JHS is proud to support many families every week with our pet food pantry, but we can also do so with the generous support of friends like Pet Supplies Plus. Sometimes the difference between a pet entering a shelter and staying with their family is just one bag of food. This donation will help keep pets happy, healthy and at home!”

“I’d like to congratulate all of the sweepstakes winners and Jacksonville Humane Society as the winner of our ‘Feed a Rescue Pet Week’ social media giveaway,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We are honored to be able to gift $15,000 worth of prizes to neighbors nationwide and make a donation to JHS to support their food pantry. Pet Supplies Plus is excited about the positive response surrounding the OptimPlus launch and will continue to provide quality, affordable options to pet parents everywhere.”

OptimPlus formulas are just as unique as each pet, focusing on their life stage, breed size, health and dietary needs. All varieties of natural dry dog and cat food are made with an enriching blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide a complete and balanced diet. OptimPlus deliberately selects each ingredient and always puts real animal proteins first. Every formula also contains guaranteed live probiotics to help support healthy digestion, an important part of a pet’s overall wellness. 

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, Pet Supplies Plus makes choosing local 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 630 locations in 40 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

21 06, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Celebrates Launch of OptimPlus™ with “Feed Great, Feel Great” Sweepstakes

2022-06-21T09:07:28-04:00June 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Nation’s Leading Neighborhood Pet Retailer Rolls Out New Private Label Dog and Cat Food Brand, Gifts $15,000 Worth of Prizes.

LIVONIA, Mich.Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, has launched the addition of OptimPlus™ to their roster of private brand offerings. In conjunction with this launch, Pet Supplies Plus is sponsoring a “Feed Great, Feel Great” sweepstakes for pet parents nationwide with nearly $15,000 worth of prizes.

One grand prize winner will receive a Pet Supplies Plus pet care gift basket valued at $250, a $1,000 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a one-year supply of OptimPlus and a $500 Spa Finder gift card. Twenty-five additional winners will each receive a $100 Pet Supplies Plus gift card, a $100 Vitamin Shoppe gift card and a three-month supply of OptimPlus.

Starting Sunday, June 19 and running through Sunday, July 31, pet parents can visit the sweepstakes entry page to complete a three-question quiz for a chance to win these prizes. Each entry will automatically receive a discount toward the purchase of OptimPlus products at Pet Supplies Plus.

“We always strive to provide neighbors with quality, wholesome products for their pets,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “Adding OptimPlus expands the offerings under our brand name, giving pet parents nationwide even more healthy options. We’re also excited to launch this sweepstakes and give the opportunity for our neighbors and their pets to win some great prizes!”

OptimPlus formulas are just as unique as each pet, focusing on their life stage, breed size, health and dietary needs. All varieties of natural dry dog and cat food are made with an enriching blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide a complete and balanced diet. OptimPlus deliberately selects each ingredient and always puts real animal proteins first. Every formula also contains guaranteed live probiotics to help support healthy digestion, an important part of a pet’s overall wellness.

The addition of OptimPlus allows America’s favorite neighborhood pet store to continue meeting the evolving need of pet parents – further solidifying Pet Supplies Plus as a one-stop shop for quality pet products and food.

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. 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 620 locations in 40 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

13 04, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week with Discounts and Free Deals for Pet Owners

2022-04-13T17:58:08-04:00April 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store Offers Free Pet ID Tags Nationwide and Discounted Microchipping Services at Select Locations

LIVONIA, Mich.Pet Supplies Plus – the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States – has announced it will be celebrating this year’s National Pet ID Week from April 17 – 23 with discounts and free deals for pet owners. Neighbors will be offered discounted microchipping services at select locations and free name identification tags with the purchase of a dog or cat collar at all stores. During the promotion, pet owners have the opportunity to receive a $15 microchipping services voucher with any Pet Supplies Plus purchase – making it a fraction of the usual cost.

Throughout National Pet ID Week, select Pet Supplies Plus stores will partner with VIP Petcare, the national veterinary care platform of PetIQ, to offer microchipping vouchers to neighbors with any in-store purchase made April 17 – 23, 2022, while supplies last. Each voucher offers a $15 microchipping service through VIP Petcare and is valid through June 6th, 2022.

In addition, all Pet Supplies Plus locations will offer a free pet ID tag (up to a $10.98 value) with an in-store purchase of any cat or dog collar purchased during National Pet ID Week. To find the nearest Pet Supplies Plus store, neighbors are encouraged to visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/Store. For locations that specifically offer microchipping services and the discounted vouchers, search for locations with VIP Petcare clinics.

The American Humane Association reports that one out of three pets become lost at some point in their lifetime. It is crucial for pet owners to understand their best opportunity to have a pet return home safely is by ensuring they’re microchipped and have an identification tag. Pet Supplies Plus has partnered with VIP Petcare to make this essential procedure more affordable and accessible.

  • Over 9 million companion animals are admitted to shelters in the U.S. every year, and many of these are euthanized because their owners cannot be found.
  • Microchipped pets are 2.5 times more likely to be returned to their owners.
  • Dogs without microchips are returned to their owners about 22% of the time, but microchipped dogs are returned over 50% of the time.

“We view each pet and family in communities across the nation as an extension of our company’s family which is why offering this service is so important to us,” said Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We are proud to play a role in ensuring each pet can return home safely if lost and hope this program provides greater awareness about microchipping and pet ID tag services to current and future neighbors.”

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 PetIQ

PetIQ is a leading pet medication and wellness company delivering a smarter way for pet parents to help their pets live their best lives through convenient access to affordable veterinary products and services. The company engages with customers through more than 60,000 points of distribution across retail and e-commerce channels with its branded distributed medications, which is further supported by its own world-class medications manufacturing facility in Omaha, Nebraska. The company’s national service platform, VIP Petcare, operates in over 3,400 retail partner locations in 41 states providing cost effective and convenient veterinary wellness services. PetIQ believes that pets are an important part of the family and deserve the best products and care we can give them.

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 600 locations in 39 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

24 02, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Acquires Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming

2022-02-24T10:03:20-05:00February 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Prominent Pet Retailer Purchases Emerging Brand to Scale Specialty Retail.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, (“PSP” or the “Company”) the largest independent pet retailer in North America with over 600 stores in 39 states, announced today it has acquired Wag N’ Wash, an emerging natural pet food, self-wash, and grooming franchise with over 15 locations.

Each brand will continue to operate as separate entities, providing pet product knowledge, personalized service and a distinct playful, local shopping experience in their respective communities. All Wag N’ Wash corporate team members will remain at Wag Central and continue to be instrumental in growing the business.

Pet Supplies Plus offers a convenient selection of services, prescription fulfillment, and a full assortment of pet products for all types of furry, scaly and feathery friends, including live animals, while Wag N’ Wash is mainly centered on self-wash, grooming services, and natural food options primarily for dogs and select cat items. Both franchise systems have healthy unit economics as demand for pet products and services continues to grow and pet parents remain loyal to shopping local.

“The acquisition presents mutual benefits for franchisees, neighbors and guests of both brands,” said Pet Supplies Plus CEO Chris Rowland. “Pet Supplies Plus neighbors will see no change and will continue to receive the same neighborly service and access to all the same products for all types of pets. Wag N’ Wash guests will continue to enjoy this fun and passionate brand’s specialty offerings, but now will have access to an even greater assortment of products.”

Rowland noted that new and existing franchise owners will have the opportunity to open a store under the Wag N’ Wash or Pet Supplies Plus name, depending on what makes most sense for the market.

“Being under the Pet Supplies Plus umbrella company allows Wag N’ Wash to unlock a new level of purchasing power, funding to advance expansion and collective negotiation for strategic placement in territories that may not make sense for a Pet Supplies Plus store,” he said. “Because Wag N’ Wash’s specialty products and services are focused mainly on dogs, Pet Supplies Plus can further develop its presence in current and new markets without interfering with the neighbor’s expectations of our brand.”

Wag N’ Wash Vice President Kristen Risby said the acquisition adds value to all parties involved. “Our owners find joy in serving their communities and pets well,” she said. “Now, they can do this with enhanced resources, such as best-in-class fulfillment and assortment though a collective supply chain, back-office functionality and technology, pricing and cost support and more. It’s a win for everyone from the franchise owners to the guests and their pets.”

Wag N’ Wash original founders Jef Strauss and Dan Remus will remain on for a minimum of two years. “As the pet landscape evolves, this will allow the brand to reach its full potential by reaching more guests at a better pace,” Remus said.

Strauss added, “Culture was very important to us when looking for a partner. Both Pet Supplies Plus and Wag N’ Wash believes in community, local retail and a fun experience in our stores. This was the right fit. With strong infrastructure behind them, passionate owners can build local relationships and deliver the ultimate experiential retail experience.”

The acquisition supports PSP’s commitment to grow the independent pet specialty channel, while equipping franchisees with best-in-class support to focus on what they love most – fostering relationships at the local level with guests and their pets.

About Wag N’ Wash
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming, a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs, 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 fresh-baked dog treats, natural food, supplements, full-service grooming and self-wash facilities 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 over 15 Wag N’ Wash locations open across the nation. To learn more about Wag N’ Wash, please visit https://wagnwash.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus, a subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG), is focused on making it easier to get better products and services for your pet. With over 600 locations in 39 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods, and services. Additionally, www.petsuppliesplus.com provides neighbors with additional shopping options to better meet their pet-shopping needs.  Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Pet Supplies Plus ranked No. 20 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 43rd Annual Franchise 500® list as of 2022, and is ranked as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for the eighth year running for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size. For more information on Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunities, visit www.petsuppliesplusfranchising.com.

19 01, 2022

Pet Supplies Plus Ranks #20 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

2022-01-19T10:00:14-05:00January 19th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Named Top Pet Franchise for the Eighth-Consecutive Year.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Recognized on the franchise industry’s most-reputable and competitive annual ranking, Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet retailer in North America with over 600 stores in 38 states, ranked No. 20 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500 list.

The ranking evaluates from the following five key factors: the size & growth of the company, costs & fees, support, brand strength and financial strength & stability. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500.

Pet Supplies Plus, America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store remains No. 1 in the pet category for the eighth-consecutive year. This annual recognition for the largest independent pet retailer, follows one of the strongest development years to date with 118 new store agreements signed.

As many industries continue to weather obstacles, the pet retail category leader experienced its best year yet, cutting 85 grand opening ribbons, including its 600th store opening in 2021. Even with supply chain challenges becoming the norm for countless businesses, Pet Supplies Plus has been able to limit disruption for neighbors with access to multiple distribution centers and offering a mix of specialty foods, natural and organic options.

“We have seen a significant spike in interest and deals since the beginning of the pandemic. From our existing owners who are developing additional locations to new franchisees who want to be a part of the year-over-year growth of the pet category,” said CEO Chris Rowland. “The love for pets will continue to drive the need for a neighborhood pet store, full of quality products and well-versed team members who are ready to assist.”

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 your local neighborhood pet store is easy.

ABOUT PET SUPPLIES PLUS

Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products and services for your pet. With over 600 locations in 38 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural pet foods, goods, and services. Additionally, www.petsuppliesplus.com provides neighbors with additional shopping options to better meet their pet-shopping needs.  Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Pet Supplies Plus ranked No. 20 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 43rd Annual Franchise 500® list as of 2022, and is ranked as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for the eighth year running for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size. For more information on Pet Supplies Plus franchise opportunities, visit www.petsuppliesplusfranchising.com or contact Christine Schultz at (734) 793-6656 or cschultz@petsuppliesplus.com.

2 11, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance® Partner to Donate $50,000 to Patriot PAWS in Honor of Veterans Day

2021-11-02T07:50:33-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store and Premium Pet Food Maker Help Provide Service Dogs to Deserving Veterans.

FORNEY, Texas — Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s leading pet retail franchise has once again joined forces with Natural Balance® to raise awareness about the profound impact Service Dogs have on America’s servicemen and women. As a result of this continued national partnership, Natural Balance and Pet Supplies Plus have donated $50,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains and provides Service Dogs for disabled Veterans, at no cost. Pet Supplies Plus in Forney will host a check presentation on November 9th at 10 a.m.

Throughout November, the purchase of any Natural Balance product at all of the 590+ Pet Supplies Plus locations help to support the $50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS. This donation will help provide Service Dogs, at no cost, to disabled American Veterans with mobile disabilities to help restore and maintain their physical and emotional independence.

“As a company, it’s an honor to continue our partnership with Natural Balance and Patriot PAWS once again,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “The impact that a Service Dog can have on a disabled Veteran is life changing and we hope that this donation will help Patriot PAWS continue their mission. Our neighbors truly care about donating to worthy causes like Patriot PAWS and we thank them for allowing us to make this donation possible to commemorate Veterans Day.”

The check presentation at the Forney Pet Supplies Plus, located at 471 Marketplace Blvd #100, Forney, TX will take place on November 9 at 10 a.m. CST. Local U.S. Army Veteran, Zac Tyler will be on-site at the event with the Service Dog he was matched with from Patriot PAWS Service Dogs this past summer. Zac Tyler of AR served in the United States Army Infantry as well as Army National Guard attaining the rank of Corporal. Zac served a total of 7 years.

“For over 10 years now, we’ve partnered with Pet Supplies Plus to bring awareness to Patriot PAWS and their amazing organization in honor of Veterans Day,” said Darcy Hagan, Vice President of Sales, Natural Balance. “We are always looking for ways to give back and this donation helps Patriot PAWS continue their incredible work of providing American servicemen and women with the invaluable gift of a Service Dog.”

While the positive impact of Service Dogs on the wellbeing of Veterans is widely known, many are unaware of the immense costs associated with training a Service Dog, which is around $35,000 per dog. Patriot PAWS aims to eliminate this cost for the Veteran with the help of their donors, volunteers, and training programs. On top of the existing demand, countless studies indicate the devastating impact of the pandemic, alone, has on the emotional and physical health of the nation, including American Veterans – making Patriot PAWS’ services that much more essential.

Founded in 2006 by professional dog trainer, Lori Stevens, Patriot PAWS aims to train and place Service Dogs with disabled Veterans. Since 2015, Patriot PAWS has placed 293 total teams with Veterans and others with mobile disabilities. Currently, they have 85 Service Dogs in training. Patriot PAWS can house up to 25 Service Dogs at their Rockwall Campus and the rest dispersed throughout their various programs, which include the Texas A&M Student Led Puppy Raiser Program, their local DFW Puppy Raiser Program, and their partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where inmates in three local prisons train Service Dogs. The organization continues to remain focused on their mission, and with the help of Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance, expects to be able to make a handful of additional placements by the end of the year.

“The funds raised from the partnership between Pet Supplies Plus and Natural Balance will allow us to continue our mission to help provide our disabled American Veterans with a Patriot PAWS Service Dogs,” said, Patriot PAWS Founder Lori Stevens. “Donations like these allow our organization to remain at no-cost to those who receive the gift of a Service Dog.”

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. 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 590 locations in 38 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

About Natural Balance®
Founded in 1989, Natural Balance is a leading premium pet food brand specializing in high-quality dog and cat food products sold exclusively through pet specialty and eCommerce channels. Natural Balance has a 30+ year history in premium formulations and was a pioneer of limited ingredient diets. For more information on Natural Balance, please visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

About Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal. For more information on Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, please visit www.patriotpaws.org.

13 09, 2021

Nation’s Leading Neighborhood Pet Retailer, Pet Supplies Plus, Expands Offerings to Include Prescription Products

2021-09-13T16:51:05-04:00September 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Pet Supplies Plus Now Offers Prescription Pet Medications and Food, Signaling the Brand’s Commitment to Convenience as Pet Ownership Continues to Surge Across the Country.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s leading pet retail franchise, continues to make good on its promise of convenience to pet owners everywhere. The neighborhood-favorite brand has officially expanded its offerings to include prescription pet medications and food. Available online, this expanded array of products allows Pet Supplies Plus to continue to meet evolving pet parent needs – truly becoming a one-stop shop for busy pet owners.

Pet Supplies Plus will offer Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, flea and tick treatments, heartworm medications and more, with brand name and generic prescription options available. By working with Vetsource®, a pet health company that provides innovative pharmacy, technology and business services and one of the only major pharmacies that partners closely with veterinarians, Pet Supplies Plus is helping ensure pet owners and their beloved pets remain under the supervision of their veterinarian and receive the care and products they need.

“Our team – which is filled with animal lovers – understands firsthand how pets truly become a member of each family. Providing online ordering of prescription medications and food is just another way we’re enhancing our offerings for each and every pet,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “Our neighbors already know they can trust us to provide quality food, treats, toys, beds and everything else necessary for pets, but now we can take that a step further and really help put pet owners in touch with specially formulated prescription diets, medication and more to keep their furry friends safe and healthy.”

Prescription orders placed online through Pet Supplies Plus are routed to the pet’s veterinarian for electronic processing through Vetsource.

“Since Vetsource was founded, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to supporting veterinary practices with tools and technology that make their lives easier and ultimately help them focus on providing quality pet care,” said Kurt Green, president and CEO of Vetsource, based in Portland, Ore. “By enabling electronic approval of prescription orders placed through Pet Supplies Plus, we’re able to ensure veterinarians have visibility into whether pet owners are receiving the prescription products their pets need and adhering to therapy recommendations.”

As a fully licensed pharmacy in all 50 states, Vetsource acquires medications safely and directly from pharmaceutical companies. Each prescription passes through industry-leading safety checks conducted by Vetsource’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, all of whom are trained in veterinary pharmacology. This provides an unparalleled level of expertise and ensures neighbors receive prescription products that are safe and appropriate for their pets.

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 a bakery case are also available in-store at many locations. Neighbors can now fill prescriptions online, and receive home delivery for quality medications and specialty diets. Choosing local is easy, whether neighbors shop in-store or online. 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 560 locations in 36 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

24 06, 2021

Siberian Husky Who Loves Car Rides Wins Pet Product Shopping Spree, Free Car Detailing

2021-06-24T16:44:14-04:00June 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Pup’s Cute Reaction to Question “Do You Wanna Go for a Ride?” Earns Her Instagram Notoriety.

DETROIT — Mishka, an adorable 5-month-old puppy who lives just outside Buffalo, NY, likes to go on car rides. So much so that her enthusiastic reaction to an offer of going for a road trip earned her prizes and attention in a national social media contest.

Mishka was one of several pets nationwide to participate in a joint campaign to promote pet safety and comfort, as well as car protection during summer road trip season. The #CoPilotPets campaign, a collaboration of pet retail franchise Pet Supplies Plus and global car care provider Ziebart, featured a video contest held this month on Instagram spotlighting the interesting reactions pets can have to the simple question: “Wanna go for a ride?

The endearing and humorous winning video won Mishka and her pet parent a free Inner-Guard PLUS interior detailing service from Ziebart valued at approximately $250, along with a gift basket of travel pet products and a $100 gift card from Pet Supplies Plus. (See here for a compilation video of multiple adorable contest entries.)

“It was so fun to see the responses of the pets in the video entries,” said Larisa Walega, Vice President of Marketing at Ziebart. “Coordinating this campaign with Pet Supplies Plus provided an opportunity to educate not only on how to keep pets comfortable and safe during summer road trips, but also how to protect your vehicle against the damage these little cuties can cause.”

Mishka’s first big road trip will be for 3.5 hours to Utica, NY to meet extended family. Her pet parents hope to take her with them on more road trip vacations on the East Coast, including a possible trip all the way to Myrtle Beach. According to pet parent Colin G. Vogel, Mishka plans to start her shopping spree in the leash and harness aisle. Describing her as a fashionista, Vogel said Mishka might also get some more matching and stylish gear for the summer, as well as treats and toys.

“Mishka’s favorite things to do include eating delicious snacks, chewing on squeaky toys and splashing in her little pool,” Vogel said. “She also likes to take long walks in the woods, eat ice cream and have doggy play dates. She’s very popular in our neighborhood and loves taking time to greet all our friendly neighbors. Everyone loves Mishka!”

A Few Summer Pet Travel Tips from the Experts at Pet Supplies Plus and Ziebart:

  • Ahead of a longer trip, take your pet on shorter jaunts to gauge how they handle the car.
  • Bring along favorite toys or blankets as familiar smells and textures from home will help pets relax.
  • Pack collapsible bowls and water bottles designed for pets and special travel storage containers for food and water.
  • Consider a pet seat belt tether, as some states require pet owners to keep their animal safely restrained in vehicles.
  • Make sure your pet is groomed and their nails are trimmed before you go to cut down on fur particles and scratching damage.
  • Beware of the heat & sun.  Window tint can protect from dangerous UV rays and greatly reduces heat throughout the vehicle.
  • Consider fabric protection for your car interior to keep it safe from pet stains. Bring along an airtight trash bag, paper towel and a pack of disinfectant wipes for bathroom accidents until you can get to your nearest professional detailer.

About Ziebart
Founded in 1959, Ziebart provides premium automotive appearance and protection services to extend the life of your vehicle. Clean, disinfect, enhance, and protect with the highest quality products and services, exceptional workmanship, and knowledgeable staff. Experience a clean, disinfected interior with a variety of auto detailing services. Reflect your world with Z-Gloss® ceramic paint protection coatings, protect with Genuine Ziebart rust protection and Rhino Linings® Spray-On Bed Liner, customize with window tint, and more. Get back that new car feeling with Ziebart.  For more information, please visit www.ziebart.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. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 560 locations in 36 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

7 06, 2021

For the Love of Pets and Cars: Pet Supplies Plus & Ziebart Launch #CoPilotPets Campaign

2021-06-07T12:11:19-04:00June 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Social Media Contest Spotlights Pets’ Amusing Reactions to Going on a Summer Car Ride.

DETROIT — Finding a fun way to promote pet safety and car protection for summer road trip season, pet retail franchise Pet Supplies Plus has teamed up with global car care provider Ziebart to launch #CoPilotPets. The campaign will feature a video contest on Instagram spotlighting the interesting reactions pets can have to the simple question: “Wanna go for a ride?

For the video contest, which runs June 7 through June 20, pet parents are asked to snap a quick video of their pets’ adorable, humorous or lackadaisical reactions to the idea of going on a car ride. To enter, they can post their video to Instagram using the hashtag #Copilotpets. For a chance to win, participants must make sure to follow both Pet Supplies Plus and Ziebart, and tag them in their posts. The winner, which will be drawn randomly, will be announced on June 22, 2021.

The prize pack includes a free Inner-Guard PLUS interior detailing service from Ziebart valued at approximately $250, along with a gift basket of travel pet products and a $100 gift card from Pet Supplies Plus.

“Road trips have gained popularity over the last year, and this collaboration with Ziebart is a fun and timely way to highlight how to keep pets safe and happy in vehicles, as well as protect against the damage they innocently can cause to cars,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “Pets bring us so much joy and laughter, which is especially needed after this past year. We can’t wait to see the entertaining videos our neighbors submit.”

As part of the campaign, experts from both companies created an educational article offering helpful tips for traveling with pets, including:

Summer Pet Travel Tips:

  • Ahead of a longer trip, take your pet on shorter jaunts to gauge how they handle the car. Then take them on more frequent short rides to get them used to it.
  • Bring along their favorite toys or blanket for the ride, as familiar smells and textures from home will help pets relax.
  • Pack collapsible bowls and water bottles designed for pets, as well as special travel storage containers for food and water.
  • Consider a pet seat belt tether, as some states require pet owners to keep their animal safely restrained in vehicles.
  • Make sure your pet is groomed and their nails are trimmed before you go to cut down on fur particles and scratching damage.
  • UV rays and heat can be harmful, especially on long car rides. Window tint can protect from dangerous UV rays and greatly reduces heat throughout the vehicle.
  • Our pet co-pilots often surprise us with anything from car sickness to christening our vehicle as their new bathroom. Consider fabric protection for your car interior to keep it safe from pet stains. In addition, be prepared with an airtight trash bag, paper towel and a pack of disinfectant wipes to tide you over before you can get to your nearest professional detailer.

About Ziebart
Founded in 1959, Ziebart provides premium automotive appearance and protection services to extend the life of your vehicle. Clean, disinfect, enhance, and protect with the highest quality products and services, exceptional workmanship, and knowledgeable staff. Experience a clean, disinfected interior with a variety of auto detailing services. Reflect your world with Z-Gloss® ceramic paint protection coatings, protect with Genuine Ziebart rust protection and Rhino Linings® Spray-On Bed Liner, customize with window tint, and more. Get back that new car feeling with Ziebart.  For more information, please visit www.ziebart.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus 

Pet Supplies Plus is the nation’s leading neighborhood pet store focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With over 560 locations in 36 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services. Pet Supplies Plus stores nationwide also offer delivery services, bringing pet food and supplies directly to homes, as well as a convenient free 1-hour curbside pickup service for online orders. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

28 04, 2021

Pet Supplies Plus Donates Over $22,100 to Best Friends Animal Society

2021-04-28T10:55:17-04:00April 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Sales from ‘Play On Charity Holiday’ Plush Toys Helped to Support Best Friends Animal Society and Local Shelters Across the Country.

LIVONIA, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, has raised a total of $22,160 for Best Friends Animal Society through their ‘Play On Charity Holiday’ Plush Toys sales during the 2020 holiday season. Dedicated to making the U.S. no-kill, Best Friends Animal Society helps nearly 3,000 shelters and rescue groups around the country with essential resources and innovative solutions tailored to meet individual communities’ needs, allowing their teams to save as many shelter animals as possible.

Best Friends Animal Society received 10% of sales from the purchase of these plush toys which came in three styles – Giraffe, Bear, and Monkey. Those who purchased a toy could then donate it to Pet Supplies Plus’ Give-A-Gift donation drive, an annual initiative that supports a local shelter of that store’s choosing. As a result, more than $16,600 was raised with this program with the funds donated directly to dozens of shelters across the nation.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs and cats. In additional to running programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, the organization operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. A pioneer in the no-kill movement, Best Friends Animal Society has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million a year to around 625,000. Determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025, Best Friends is working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups and other organizations to end the killing and Save Them All®.

During the time of this promotion, Pet Supplies Plus also held a “round-up-the-change” initiative asking neighbors to round up their purchase and donate their change to Best Friends Animal Society. This brought in an extra $5,538.62, bringing the total donation to $22,160.42.

“Pets have the power to bring people together and provide comfort and joy in the homes of our neighbors and within their communities,” said, Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “At Pet Supplies Plus we support Best Friends Animal Society’s mission to reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide and we know that the donation from our holiday Plush Toys and round-up-the-change campaign will help Best Friends continue to do the amazing work they do.”

“We could not be more grateful to Pet Supplies Plus for their efforts and generous donation to Best Friends Animal Society,” said, Candi Maciel, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Best Friends Animal Society. “With these funds, we will be able to continue to work toward our mission of reducing the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide. We’re honored that Pet Supplies Plus cares as much for animals as we do and we’re excited to continue our work for the no-kill movement.”

About Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With over 560 locations in 36 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services. Headquartered in Livonia, MI., Pet Supplies Plus is ranked 21st in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength, growth rate and system size. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.