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Who We Are

Pet Food Express is one of the country's leading independent pet food and supply retailers.

Pet Food Express Who We Are                       

With 60 stores located throughout  California. Our corporate offices, Pet Food University, and distribution center are all located in Oakland, California.  

We love pets! It is the glue that unites our company. Employees and customers are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets to our stores. As part of our commitment to animal welfare, we have helped find homes for over 61,000 homeless animals through Pet Food Express Adoptions and we work closely with and materially support numerous local SPCAs and pet rescue organizations. Additionally, we sponsor adoptions, low cost vaccination clinics, and dog training classes at most of our stores. Our state-of-the-art Self-Service Pet Washes provide a unique and useful service for our customers. We truly try to be a welcome asset to each of the local communities that we serve!

We strive to provide the highest quality pet foods and supplies at competitive prices along with personal and knowledgeable service to help you take the best care of your pet. We want you and your pets to be happy with all of your purchases at Pet Food Express, so we stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Company owners, Michael & Mark, are always available to speak with customers and staff. They take great pride and a hands-on interest in the quality of all aspects of the business.

Pet Food Express has won numerous industry awards including:

  • Top Work Places in the Bay Area 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 - Bay Area News Group
  • Best Sacramento Workplaces 2012 - Sacramento Area Human Resource Association
  • Best Employee Relations 1996 - Pet Product News
  • Best Pet Superstores 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - Bay Woof
  • Retailer of the Year 1997 & 2007 - Pet Product News
  • Retailer of the Year 2010 - Pet Business
  • Best Pet Store 2004, 2010, 2011 & 2012 - East Bay Express
  • Best of the Bay 2011 - San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Best Bay Area Pet Shop 2010 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Evie Award 2010 - Tony La Russa's ARF
  • "Pet Food Express Day" in San Francisco August 20, 2011 - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee


Customers are truly #1

All retailers make this claim but how many of them actually live it?  We see our customers as people, not just as wallets.  We know that you love your pets as we love ours so we discover and honor the needs and wants of each individual that visits us.  Shop with us and you will see that we offer a different environment in which to shop for your special friends.  In order to be effective in this, we educate and train our employees but more than anything else, it is our employees’ love and passion for pets that sets them apart and inspires them to do whatever it takes to earn your trust and make you happy.


Our Low Price Guarantee

Pet Food Express will beat a competitor’s price on the identical item by 10% of the price or $1.00, whichever is less* (conditions apply)

How it works…
If the price of the item is $10.00 or less, we will beat it by 10% of the competitor’s price.
Example: A competitor sells an item for $5.00 and PFE sells it for $6.00.  We will sell it to you for $4.50 (10% of $5.00)

If the price of the item is more than $10.00, we will beat it by $1.00.
Example: A competitor sells an item for $15.00 and PFE sells it for $16.00.  We will sell it to you for $14.00.

Who is a competitor?

The Low Price Guarantee applies to any retail store in our market area.

Verification of price and availability
We must be able to verify the competitor’s price and that it is in stock through a current advertisement, receipt less than 30-days-old, or a phone call to the seller in order to beat the price.

Identical item
The product and packaging must be identical to what we are selling.  If the competitor has any limitations on the deal, we may impose the same limit.  If there are any other terms or conditions on the sale, we may match them.  Distressed, seconded, and damaged goods are excluded. Champion Pet Foods are excluded.

This policy is subject to change at any time in our sole discretion.


Return Policy

We will gladly refund any item purchased from Pet Food Express within 30 days of the original purchase date as long as it is in new condition, with all packaging and accompanied by the original purchase receipt. Items not meeting these conditions may be exchanged or returned for store credit.

At our discretion, cash or check purchases over $50 may be refunded by check from our main office (allow 10 business days). Debit card purchases will be refunded in cash, provided that we have sufficient funds on hand. Credit card purchases will be credited to your card the same day (your bank will post it to your account according to its policy).

We require your name, address and a photo i.d. for all refunds (Calif. Civil Code Sec. 1723). 

My Mutt Program
My Mutt Program

Donate to a rescue or shelter, and Pet Food Express will celebrate your gift with a My Mutt poster of your pet displayed in our store! About The My Mutt Program

Bay Area Pet Fair

On October 15 & 16, 2016, the Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair will feature more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters, with over 1,000 adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. More about the pet fair

Bay Area Pet Fair
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