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New pet store debuts in North Huntingdon

Petland store to offer boarding and day care and feature adoptions

(North Huntingdon, PA, April 26, 2016) – The pet counseling team at Petland in North Huntingdon opened their doors to customers at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd at its Grand Opening Celebration. The store, located near Planet Fitness at 12120 State Route 30 in Irwin opened to a line of customers stretching down the retail center.

Petland’s newest U.S. location, owned and operated by Ted Karcher and Kurt Karcher, is an expansion of the current model, with over 12,000 square feet dedicated to pets, pet supplies, an adoption center, as well as the introduction of Boarding, Day Care and Grooming Services.

“We are excited about the launch of this expansive new store format and proud of the Karcher family’s dedication to Petland’s mission,” said Elizabeth Kunzelman, Director of Public Affairs.

The regular store hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“We are thrilled to offer the community a state of the art store with amazing boarding, and day care facilities for dogs and cats, as well as top-notch groomers,” said Kurt Karcher. “Fish fanatics, hobbyists and customers will be enthralled with the more than 3,200 gallons of tropical fish, marine fish, corals, and plants. We also specialize in hand raising all species of birds from parakeets to macaws.

“We are also proud to work with local shelters in our community as well as out of state shelters to place homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens into loving homes,” said Ted Karcher.

The Karcher brothers are dedicated to fulfilling Petland’s Mission.

“We will help match the right pet with the right customer and meet the needs of both,” said Kurt, explaining that part of the fun will be to work within the community to enhance the human-animal bond. “We know that pets make life better at all stages of people’s lives.”

The new Petland store also features a 6,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art boarding, daycare and grooming center. The store can accommodate large and small dogs for both boarding and doggie daycare and they offer specialized care that includes group play and one-on-one playtime and a boarding area for cats. Luxury suites are also available. Complete grooming services are also offered at this location by the store’s two full-time groomers.

“Our customers are excited for all of the additional services, especially the doggie daycare. The support has been tremendous and we are very much looking forward to getting to know our daily doggie care friends,” said Ted.

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 47 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right petwith the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit