One pet supplies firm succeeds another in Peters

Rick Shrum

Pets continue to rule at 3563 Washington Road.

Pet Supplies Plus has opened in the Peters Township location previously occupied by Pet Valu, which closed months ago.

Pet Valu, a pet supplies store as well, announced in November it would close its 358 stores and warehouses across the country – for pandemic-related reasons.

The Peters store opened amid little fanfare last Friday. Shift manager Londyn Cahill, a Washington resident, said in a telephone interview the company plans to have a grand opening soon, particulars to be announced, after which business will likely pick up.

The Pet Supplies Plus franchise stocks a variety of pet care products, toys and foods in its stores. It also offers grooming services, self-pet wash stations and carry-out service for heavier items. Staff also will be available to provide pet-care tips.

Cahill, who worked previously for Pet Valu, said the Washington Road store has a staff of seven or eight. The building, she added, is the same as Pet Valu left it, but “we’ll be renovating the entire store within months.”

The company has four stores in the Pittsburgh area, including a location at Library Road in Bethel Park. The others are in Robinson Township and Edgewood.