Specialty pet retailer PetSmart, Inc. has opened 28 new stores in the US and Canada for the fiscal quarter ending November 1, 2017. This adds to the 35 new stores opened in the first half of the fiscal year, bringing the year-to-date total to 63.

PetSmart opened new stores during the third quarter of 2017 in the following locations in the US:

  • Baxter, Minn.
  • Cartersville, Ga.
  • Clovis, N.M.
  • Dublin, Cal.
  • El Paso, Tex.
  • Elk River, Minn.
  • Florence, Ala.
  • Forest Lake, Minn.
  • Gaylord, Mich.
  • Highlands Ranch, Col.
  • Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Hopkinsville, Ken.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Lawrence, Kan.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Caney, Tex.
  • New York City*
  • North Conway, N.H.
  • Oak Park, Ill.
  • Pocatello, Ida.
  • Poplar Bluff, Mo.
  • Sacramento, Cal.
  • Westminster, Col.
  • Wooster, Ohio

Locations in Canada include:

  • Ajax, Ont.
  • London, Ont.
  • Prince Albert, Sask.

Following the close of the third quarter, PetSmart reached a significant milestone by opening its 1,600th store. The retailer now operates more than 1,600 stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico and 207 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel dog and cat boarding facilities.

PetSmart in the news

PetSmart has been in the news for a number of reasons during 2017. In PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, the pet specialty retailer will match every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and in US, Canada and Puerto Rico stores with a donation of a meal to a pet served by pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks. The philanthropic effort marks the celebration of PetSmart’s thirtieth anniversary.

PetSmart expects to contribute more than 60 million meals under this philanthropic program, which is the pet specialty retailer's biggest philanthropic campaign in its 30-year history. The program will run March 1 to December 31, 2017.