Petland Discounts

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Petland Discounts, Inc.
Pet Store
Industry Retail
Founded Glen Oaks, New York; 1965
Headquarters Brentwood, New York
Key people
Neil Padron, founder and President[1]
Products Pet Supplies, Grooming, Training
Website http://www.petlanddiscounts.com/

Petland Discounts is a privately owned chain of pet stores based in Brentwood, New York. The company was founded in 1965 with a store in Glen Oaks, New York. At its peak, Petland Discounts has expanded up to 100 stores and currently serves the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Petland Discounts is also involved in providing a school program teaching students and introducing an experience with pets to children of all ages.

History[edit]

Petland Discounts began in September 1965 when Neil Padron opened up his first store in Queens. Its name was originally used as a concept of a tropical fish store, selling various aquatic merchandise.

After 50 years of expansion and success, Petland Discounts has expanded up to 100 stores in the tri-state area. The company now offers a full line of pet supplies, such as live fish, birds, and small animals.[2]

The Humane Society of the United States pledge[edit]

While there was talk of New York banning the sale of pets, Petland Discounts has gone towards becoming a puppy-friendlier pet store. In June 2010, 62 stores in New York City have signed The Humane Society of the United States pledge against Puppy Mills, stating that the chain will not sell puppies, but will instead support local animal adoption programs and teach customers on how to locate a reputable breeder.[3]

"This company sets a positive example of corporate responsibility for other businesses to follow," said Stephanie Shain, senior director of The HSUS' puppy mills campaign. Petland Discounts chain has never sold puppies, supports animal shelters and pet adoption, and is part of the solution to the puppy mill problem."[4]

Slogans[edit]

  • "Petland Discounts. For people who love pets." (Mid-late 80s)
  • "Petland Discounts. At Petland we care." (Late 80s to Early 90s)
  • "Petland Discounts. For the best care a pet can get." (Early to mid 90s)

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