Founded by Jim and Janice Dougherty in the year 1986, it was names as Pacific Coast Distributing Inc. In 1987, forst 2 stores called as PetFood open up in Arizona. The name was changed in 1989 to PETsMART alongwith its full service grooming salon and small pet departments. And then it spread its operations to include a permanent in-store adoption center and veterinarian clinic. In 2005, company again changed its name to PetSmart which laid more emphasis on Smart rather than Mart, thus making the company evolve from a pet supply company to a solution oriented company.
The company believes in the fact that pets help us become better human beings. This statement inspires them to work towards their goal of giving back to the society as well.
What makes PetSmart unique?
PetSmart helps stary animals especially cats and dogs find homes with families. Rather than selling dogs, cats, rabbits, and other larger animals in the store, PetSmart donates space to local rescue groups.