The new Pet Supplies Plus store leapfrogged Sutterville Road at the end of April and is now adjacent to the new Safeway store in Crocker Village.
The expanded space allows a wider brand selection of food and pet supplies, plus live animals, fish and more exotic pets, including gerbils, ferrets, rats, guinea pigs, dwarf hamsters and snakes.
With more than 10,000 square feet and 11 employees, the store has a wider selection of tools for handling the bustle of Crocker Village city living: calming collars, diffusers, sprays and balms.
Store team leader Deidre Dell is particularly proud of the store’s Sunday adoption outreach. “We now offer adoptions of both cats and dogs with our partnered organization, All Creatures Animal Rescue,” based in Rancho Cordova.
ACAR focuses on animals left homeless after their owners died or moved out of their home. ACAR is committed to supporting anyone who needs to re-home a pet for any reason.
VIP PetCare services are still offered, including flea and tick control, vaccinations, heartworm prevention, microchipping, testing, deworming and nail trims. Dell notes the store will soon offer full training courses for puppies and adult dogs.
In July, on a date yet to be determined, there will be “a summer block party for those positively hot fur babies out there,” Dell says. “There is no cost. Neighbors should keep an eye on their e-mail as we have not picked a day yet. All our events are free and are held in our community room. We will be serving pup frozen yogurt and have free goodies to give away. We also feed the humans too.”