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Petland expands to Central & South America

U.S. pet store franchise expands its international borders

(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, January 10, 2014) – Petland, Inc. is growing internationally, expanding its franchise borders into Central & South America, with stores opening in Brazil in early 2014. A master franchise agreement has also been signed for stores to open in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to expand our international family,” said Petland President and CEO Joe Watson. “Petland stores in Brazil and in Central America will make a positive, consistent impact on overall pet retail and will provide a unique, convenient pet shopping experience for families looking for a new pet or buying supplies for their current pets.”

Petland’s founding principles of exceptional customer service, quality animal care and detailed presentation have global appeal.

Various members of the Petland team have visited and are planning additional visits to assist with site location, pet selection, merchandise and training.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with full-service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. Petland is ranked among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500.” For more information on Petland, please visit the company's Web site at