PetSmart is the largest specialty retail superstore in the United States that deals mainly in pet food, pet supplies, and pet services including the popular Petsmart grooming coupons. Operating over 1,232 superstores across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, PetSmart has managed to maintain an undeniable stronghold on the $500 dollar industry. With substantially larger stores and a wider range of products and services compared to their competitors, staying ahead of the competition has been relatively easy for the PetSmart stores. Moreover they offer the widest range of pet lifetime solutions such as grooming, daycare facilities, boarding facilities and veterinary services compared to most specialty pet stores around.
PetSmart was founded by Jim and Janice Dougherty in 1986 in the state of Arizona. Initially it was known as the petFood warehouse and mainly dealt in pet products such as pet foods, pet equipment and apparel. In a few years PetFood warehouse grew rapidly to open several new stores and expand its range of products from the traditional pet products to include a small-pets department and a fully equipped dog salon. Further the name was changed from petFood warehouse to PETsMART Inc. and for the first time the management introduced veterinarian mobile clinics to cater for the growing demand for pet health care services.
In the 1990’s the PetSmart store experienced unprecedented growth spurred by the opening of new stores, building a massive distribution point and the introduction of new products and services in their retail stores. One of their biggest milestones around that time was the stores’ debut into the NASDAQ stock exchanged when they went public for the first time in 1993 under the symbol PETM. PetSmart Charities, Inc., a nonprofit organization which is committed to curbing euthanasia and finding homes for homeless pets also marked a significant achievement for the PetSmart stores enterprise. Furthermore, to counter the ever increasing competition the management aggressively bought out some of their main competitors such as Weisheimer Companies, Inc., which operated 29 PETZAZZ in 1994, the PetStuff, Inc., the Pet Food Company and the Sporting Dog Specialties, Inc. in 1995.
In its journey to becoming the leading pets products dealer and most sought after provider of pet solutions and services, the PetSmart stores has over the years reinvented the term pet grooming. Although pet grooming was an initial and fundamental part of the PetSmart outfit, they have over the years streamlined it to become one of the most comprehensive grooming packages offered anywhere. Their highly experienced staff is handpicked to ensure that anyone hired is not only highly dedicated but that they also truly love animals.
In their extremely popular pet grooming salons they offer some of the most exclusive pet grooming services, which include a wide range of dog grooming packages, teeth, nail and ear care and a wide variety of cat grooming services. The pets are usually groomed by highly trained pet stylists and in case the pets are restless the pet parent can request to be present during the grooming session. In addition they also train difficult pets to achieve positive, consistent and acceptable behaviors. If while grooming the pet a PetSmart expert discovers a problem that might require medical care, they usually instantly refer one to the popular Banfield, Pet Hospital. These hospitals offer affordable and quality veterinary services and are usually located within the PetSmart superstores.
Although the PetSmart stores offer some of the most quality and excellent services in pet grooming their prices are very competitive. In most cases the amount of money that one ends up paying highly depends on the type of grooming service that their pet needs and the extent of care extended to the pet. For example a simple bath for a medium sized dog would go up to $35 per session compared to a bath, hair trimming, nail clipping and ear care for the same type of dog that usually goes for around $75 without coupons and customer discounts. Regardless of the type of service or the size of one’s pet their prices are usually very fair and affordable.
The PetSmart stores management always aims at attracting more customers and ensuring that their current customers keep coming back for more. To this end they have introduced various ways to reduce their clients’ pet grooming financial burden such as their wide variety of coupons that are usually redeemable for a discount on a pet grooming service of one’s choice. Although they are pretty rare, one can still find these coupons on a few websites such as E-bay, the PetSmart website and social networking forums, not forgetting the numerous exclusive coupons websites on the internet.
The stores are numerous and they are usually open for over ten hours every day mostly from 9.00a.m-9.00 p.m. on weekdays and 10.00a.m-7.00p.m on Sundays and during holidays. Thus, even for busy pet owners booking an appointment for their pets or shopping at any of these stores is usually very convenient.