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Chicagoland Locals Open Neighborhood Pet Store as Affordable Pet Supply Option

Pet Age Staff//May 22, 2023//

Chicagoland Locals Open Neighborhood Pet Store as Affordable Pet Supply Option

Pet Age Staff //May 22, 2023//

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Press release: Pet Supplies Plus

Pet Supplies Plus opened a location at 15 N. La Grange Road in La Grange to offer local pet parents a hassle-free way to find better products for their pets, while saving them money and celebrating the fun of pet ownership. In addition, the store offers amenities such as self-pet wash stations, small animals for purchase, a knowledgeable pet care team and carry-out service in which team members carry heavy items to neighbors’ cars.

The store is owned by local entrepreneurs and Chicagoland natives Ame and April Kennedy. As a community partner, the Kennedys will team up with local animal shelters, rescue organizations and non-profits to host year-round dog and cat adoption events, fundraisers and pet food and product drives. April will continue her current career as a nephrologist, and Ame is taking a hands-on role as the store’s manager.

The husband-and-wife duo were inspired by their lifelong love of animals to open their first franchise in the pet supply marketplace. Ame and April are current residents of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, where they live with their two Bernedoodles who will become familiar faces in the store.

“Having both grown up in the suburbs of Chicago, April and I have an appreciation for the tight-knit community that La Grange creates for its residents but also for people passing through on their commutes,” Ame Kennedy said. “Our topmost priority is creating a space where our neighbors can shop for their pets without having to stress about their budget and can easily find the product that’s right for them.”

Pet Supplies Plus will offer La Grange pet parents a wide selection of natural pet foods, goods and pet services at low prices and focus on a unique, rich in-store experience for “neighbors” (the term Pet Supplies Plus uses for customer).

Pet parents are always welcome to shop with their dogs at the store, where knowledgeable team members are on-site to answer questions, offer tips or just get on their hands and knees to play with pets who enter the store. Neighbors have access to an experienced and knowledgeable team help them find everything they need. Each team member is extensively trained in the areas of natural and holistic foods and are able to answer a broad range of questions about dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and fish.

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