The new PetSmart store in Oak Ridge will have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 15.
The new store is located at 203 Main Street, in the new Main Street Oak Ridge.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Pets are allowed.
The Oak Ridge store 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, a press release said.
“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,” the release said. “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. (All grand opening giveaways are available while supplies last.)
What: PetSmart grand opening celebration
When: Saturday, July 15, 8:45 a.m.
Where: PetSmart, 203 Main Street, Oak Ridge
The new store features more than 18,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a comprehensive line of pet products, the press release said. The new 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, the press release said. (Services are subject to availability, the press release said. See store for details.)
PetSmart is the fourth new store to open at Main Street Oak Ridge since mid-June. Main Street Oak Ridge is the 58-acre project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall. The other three stores that have already opened are rue21, maurices, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The other stores expected to open soon are Electronic Express, Rack Room Shoes, T.J. Maxx, and Ulta.
PetSmart, The Adopt Spot, is where people save pets and pets save people, the press release said.
“Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats,” the press release said.
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 adoption events in PetSmart stores, the press release said.
“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,” the press release said. “Each year, millions of pets enter shelters across North America and some three million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized.”
The press release said that every PetSmart store, including the Oak Ridge store, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to use the company’s stores as adoption centers.
“PetSmart and its adoption partners have reached a significant milestone: more than 7.4 million pets adopted since 1994,” the press release said. “Nearly two out of every 10 pet adoptions in North America are facilitated at a PetSmart store.”
PetSmart Inc. said it is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs about 55,000 associates, operates more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities
PetSmart provides a broad range of 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, the press release said.
The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com, Pet360.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, the press release said.
“Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S.,” the press release said.
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 from March 1 to December 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*.
*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 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.