PetSmart Opens 20 New Stores in Q3

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc. today announced it has opened 20 stores across the U.S.
and Canada for the quarter ending October 31, 2016. This adds to the 23
new stores opened in the first and second quarters, bringing the total
number for the year to 43 new stores.

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

Bakersfield, Calif.
Blaine, Minn.
Berlin, Conn.
Chandler, Ariz.
Charlottesville, Va.
Houston, Texas
Howell, Mich.
Kearny, N.J.
Oceanside, N.Y.
Penticton, British Columbia
Rancho, N.M.
St. Albert, Alberta
Toronto (2)
British Columbia
Washington, D.C.
Westerly, R.I.

The new stores feature service offerings including grooming and pet

Among last quarter’s new store openings were the PetSmart Pet Spa
in Oceanside, N.Y., and PetSmart at the Beach in Toronto – new
concept stores where the company is testing innovative ways to combine
pet services and an enhanced pet lifestyle experience in a smaller
retail footprint. The stores feature a unique, modern design with
5,000-8,000 square feet of space – a smaller footprint than PetSmart’s
typical stores, which average approximately 18,000-20,000 square feet.

A first for PetSmart stores, the PetSmart Pet Spa store concept
includes a self-service dog wash, a new grooming salon design and a
coffee bar-lounge area with complimentary coffee and comfortable seating
for pet parents, among other amenities.

“We are excited about our continued growth in key markets across North
America,” said Brian Amkraut, senior vice president of real estate,
strategy and initiatives. “These new stores allow us to build on the
continued trend of premiumization in the pet industry. We are able to
reach more pet parents by expanding in new growth markets and providing
more convenient locations and options to our pet parents.”

In addition to continuing to expand its brick and mortar locations,
PetSmart recently launched its new and improved, built-for-the-future
with a mobile-responsive design and a commerce-meets-content experience
with key enhancements that reflect feedback from pet parents. The site
includes features including a one-page checkout and new tailored home
delivery options such as recurring subscription-based shipping, as well
as same-day and scheduled delivery in 16 U.S. markets – all aimed at
letting pet parents shop how, when and where they wish.

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 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 approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and 204 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat
boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively
priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming,
pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet
adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet
parents – including,,
– offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care
information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership
with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and
PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more
than 500,000 homeless pets each year.


Melissa Wenzel, 623-587-2177