pet supplies plus

Pet Supplies Plus will open a new set of doors May 7 at 2108 Clemson Road in Columbia.

The store is owned by Thom Welch, a Pet Supplies Plus franchise owner since 1995. This is the fifth Pet Supply Plus store the Welch Family has opened over the past 26 years in South Carolina. Thom’s father and uncles were peers of the Pet Supplies Plus founders, which led the Welch family to purchase their own franchise.

"The most exciting and fulfilling part of expanding in the Columbia community will be sharing the passion with the local neighbors who own pets," Welch said. "Our ultimate goal is to serve the Columbia community to our fullest potential by offering our local community pets and pet parents tremendous customer service while providing exceptional and affordable products."

As a community partner, the store will team up with local animal shelters, rescue organizations and non-profit organization to host year-round adoption events, fundraisers and pet food/supply drives.

Amenities such as grooming, dog washing, pet care experts and merchandise carry-out service will be available to customers.

Pet Supplies Plus Columbia will host a grand opening weekend event to welcome the community. Beginning Jun. 5 through Jun. 6, the new location will offer special prize giveaways, sale prices and more.

The pet supply store will offer Columbia pet parents a wide selection of natural pet foods, goods and pet services at low prices. Pet parents are welcome to shop with their dogs at the store.

Employment opportunities are available to those interested in working at Pet Supplies Plus. Part-time and full-time jobs will be open for application.

Hours of operation are Mon. through Sat. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional information for customers and potential new employees is available by phone at (803) 851-0798 or online.

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