Pet supply chain could open 15 local stores

Jun 23, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Austin is a pet-friendly city – and the Pet Supplies Plus chain is looking to take full advantage of that.

The Michigan-based chain is searching for franchisees to open as many as 15 stores in Central Texas. The area is underserved, executives say, when it comes to shops selling pet supplies.

Pet Supplies Plus already has one Austin location, at 13450 N. U.S. 183, near Lakeline Mall.

“There is huge growth potential for Pet Supplies Plus stores in Austin because our concept is truly one of a kind, our franchise business model is proven and because the pet industry continues to grow regardless of the economic climate,” said Larry Flaherty, director of franchise development for Pet Supplies Plus. “We’re committed to finding the right business-savvy franchise partner who loves pets and is eager to become an integral part of the Austin community.”

Each location will employ between 10 and 20 workers, the company said.

Nationwide, there are almost 300 Pet Supplies Plus stores. For more information, visit

Pet Supplies Plus isn’t the only national chain planning to enter the Austin market

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