PetAge_Cover_Oct14
advertisement

Founder of PetSmart and Petsense Retires

81 Flares Twitter 2 Facebook 7 StumbleUpon 0 LinkedIn 71 Pin It Share 0 Email Email to a friend 81 Flares ×

Jim Dougherty, the founder of Petsense, Inc and PetSmart Inc. retired from his position as chairman of the board at Petsence, according to a press release issued by the Arizona-based company.

The announcement comes days after PetSmart publicly acknowledged  in the New York Times the company is up up for sale, and that they acquired Pet360.

Dougherty founded PetSmart, Inc. in 1986. It has subsequently has grown to become the largest pet products retailer in the U.S. with over 1,000 locations.

READ MORE ABOUT HOW DOUGHERTY FOUNDED PETSMART.

After a hiatus from the pet industry, Dougherty decided it was time to “do it again” and in 2005 founded Petsense, Inc.

Dougherty’s departure from Petsense does not signal the end of his presence in the pet industry. He will continue to be one of the major shareholders of Petsense, Inc. and with his passion for the industry he intends to remain active and pursue other opportunities, according to a press release.

No comments.

Leave a Reply

Popular Stories
Digital Edition
PetAge_Cover_Oct14
This month's issue features a variety of in-depth pet stories, business news and more.
View Digital Edition »
Tweets
Instagram
Events
Archives
Select a Month:
Select a Year: