Pet Pantry to Host “Ribbon Chewing” with Greenwich Police K9 on Sept 9 in Riverside

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A service dog in training posed with Greenwich Police Dept’s canine Kato in Sept 2016.  Credit: Leslie Yager

The Pet Pantry Warehouse is teaming up with the Greenwich Police K9 unit to celebrate the grand opening of the store’s 6th location, located at 1191 East Putnam Ave in Riverside.

Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting, local Greenwich Police Dept K9 “Kato” will be the designated “ribbon chewer” as he makes his way through a string of sausages draped across the opening of the store!

The “Ribbon Chewing” is set for Saturday, Sept 9 at 10:00am.

Throughout the weekend, 10% of the pre-tax sales at the Riverside location will be donated to various charities in support of the people and pets of Houston, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

In addition, there will be a balloonist, caricature artist, free gift giveaways, as well as retail discounts throughout the weekend.

Left to right: Suzanne, Kevin, Erin and Adam in the newly opened Riverside location of Pet Pantry. June 29,2 017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Left to right: Suzanne, Kevin, Erin and Adam in the newly opened Riverside location of Pet Pantry. June 29,2 017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Founded in downtown Greenwich in 1945, the 72 year old pet supply retailer specializes in pet supplies and foods that focus on the health, wellness and nutritional benefits for pets.

The family owned and operated company now has six stores in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

Existing locations include Greenwich, New Canaan, and Wilton, CT, Rye, Larchmont and a 7th slated for Scarsdale, NY with a tentative opening of 4th quarter 2017.

The growing trend of pet owners wanting to promote healthy and happier lives for their pets is behind the company’s growing success.

“We have and always will be a dedicated local, community-based business. This new store location in Riverside further entrenches us in this wonderful community,” said As owner Adam Jacobson. ” We are very grateful to our clients and hope to be around for another 70+ years.”

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Adam Jacobson in the self-service pet wash station at Pet Pantry’s Riverside location. June 29, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Unique to Pet Pantry’s newly opened Riverside location is a self-service pet wash.

“This is our first pet wash, and we plan to add it to our New Canaan store and all future locations,” Jacobson said.

The pet wash is intended to be a convenience to clients, but will also be ideal as a fundraising opportunity for local schools, animal adoption agencies and other worthy local causes.

The Pet Pantry Warehouse places a great emphasis on addressing the individual health and dietary needs for each and every pet.

“Today, pets are seen as an important member of the family, and just as the health, fitness and safety for human family members are a priority, the same holds true for our four legged family members,” Jacobson said.

Pet Pantry in Riverside is located at 1191 East Putnam Ave.
Tel. (203) 344-9295

Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Saturdays 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pm.

See also:

Bucking the Internet Shopping Trend, Pet Pantry Expands to Open Riverside Location


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