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Oakland Welcomes Pet Food Express with Adoption Center and More

October 10, 2016

Pet Age Magazine

On Saturday, September 24, Pet Food Express celebrated the opening of its newest store, which includes a permanent cat adoption center. The store, located in Oakland, California, is the company’s 63rd store.

A public/non-profit/corporate three-way partnership, the new, state-of-the-art adoption center is run by Oakland’s Hopalong Animal Rescue, and the group has promised to pull its cats from Oakland Animal Services. This is the first off-site adoption center for Oakland Animal Shelter, and the goal is to reduce cat euthanasia rates to zero in Oakland.

The store also held a mini-adoptathon during opening weekend with Oakland Animal Services, Hopalong and Milo Animal Rescue. Six dogs and 12 cats/kittens were adopted over the weekend.

Pet Food Express has other things for customers to look out for as well, including:

  • Newly redesigned self-service pet washes with spa features including “mango-tango” pet shampoo
  • An indoor dog park and outdoor training space
  • VIP pet wellness clinic (offering affordable well visit vet care)
  • Dozens of pet portraits (called My Mutts) that are used to raise funds for pet rescues and shelters in the area
  • PFE—Pet Food Ingredient Standards—which bans suspect ingredients found in many dog and cat foods

By Pet Age Magazine Staff

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