PetSmart® Re-opens Store in Panama City, Fla., Months After Hurricane Michael

December 13, 2018

Public Invited to Attend Re-Opening Event Dec. 15

Panama City, Fla. – Dec. 13, 2018 – PetSmart is celebrating the re-opening of its Panama City, Fla., location that was greatly impacted when Hurricane Michael struck in October. The store suffered significant damage that required nearly two months to repair.

“It has been a long road to recovery for all of us in the community devasted by Hurricane Michael,” said David Gelo, district leader for PetSmart. “We are thrilled to be able to re-open our doors, reconnect with our incredible customers and serve our community once again.”

To celebrate the re-opening, PetSmart is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 15. $5 discount coupons will be handed out to customers while supplies last. Media and pet parents are invited to attend with their pets.

What: PetSmart Re-Opening Celebration

When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m. 

Where: PetSmart

849 E 23rd St.,

Panama City, FL 32405

PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, remained in close contact with organizations working on the front lines to provide rescue, relief and recovery efforts. The organization has committed up to $1 million in grant funding to support relief efforts and distributed more than $960,000 to multiple animal welfare organizations supporting people and pets in need throughout areas affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

Additionally, every PetSmart store, including this location in Panama City, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have helped find lifelong, loving homes for more than 8 million pets.

*All giveaways available while supplies last.


About PetSmart®

PetSmart LLC is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. PetSmart employs approximately 55,000 associates and operates more than 1,600 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The retailer provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp™ and pet adoption. PetSmart, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities® of Canada work with more than 3,500 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 8 million adoptions, more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

Contact: Erin Gray

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