Pet Valu moves to Winchester Crossing

Celebrating the opening of the new Pet Valu store at Winchester Crossing on June 24 with a ribbon cutting were, left to right:North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser, store manager Sue Chambers, Kyle St. Croix, Joanne DeCook, Sparky, Amanda Ross and North Dundas Councillor Al Armstrong.

The recently relocated Foodland grocery store in Winchester has a new neighbour.
Winchester Crossing, the rural marketplace, located at the intersection of County Road 43 and Highway 31, is growing in leaps and bounds.
Pet Valu, a long-time fixture in the North Dundas area has moved across the road from its old location into Winchester Crossing, a much larger location with more to offer.
The store held their grand opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Joanne DeCook, Sparky and Amanda Ross get ready to cut the special cake at the Pet Valu grand reopening.

The original Berrys Pet Food store moved from downtown Winchester in 1998 to the south side of the Highway 31 County Road 43 intersection or 12006 Main St. W. The store shared space with the Upper Canada Veterinary Services. In 2008 Pet Valu purchased the Berry franchise.

Brenda Williamson gives Kali a wash at the new washing facilities at Pet Valu.

Over the years the Pet Valu staff and management have steadily grown their clientele and reputation as a great place to get pet supplies of all kinds. The new location features about twice the working space as well as a special opportunity to be able to give your pet a bath easily and safely.

At the back of the store is an area that features a washing area for only $10. The new store is also able to offer frozen foods along with its 3000 sq feet of all kinds of items including pet food, treats, toys and accessories. “We can display a lot more now,” said store manager Sue Chambers, “We can use the top shelves.”
With the move, the store is able to take advantage of the signature Pet Valu look. Chambers said they had been looking for a larger location to move to and when the opening came up at the Winchester Crossing it seemed to be the perfect fit. The building that now houses Foodland and Pet Valu is getting ready to welcome three more stores to fill the remaining space. The store’s new address is 12015 Main St. W. Having double the space will make a difference to customers and staff. “It might mean adding staff,” said Chambers, “or a co-op student later in the year.”

Sue Chambers receives a certificate of appreciation from North Dundas Councillor Al Armstrong while Sparky, the store’s special guest for the day watches.

About Pet Valu
The Pet Valu grand opening featured balloons and a ribbon cutting and cake as well as help from Rocky Road Rescue who gave away snow cones at the entrance of the store and offered pet nail trimming in return for a $10 donation to their cause.
The store hours are: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. To 9 p.m. And Saturday: 9 a.m. To 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. To 6 p.m.. Their phone number is 613-774-2522 .

Your pet is a part of the family, because we’re pet parents too. At their stores you’ll find a great selection of pet food, treats, toys and accessories, all at competitive prices. You’ll find their stores in local communities across Canada and the north-eastern United States.
Across all their stores, you’ll find friendly Pet Experts trained in pet care and nutrition through the University of California Davis Extension School. They pride ourselves on being Pet Experts and they want to use their knowledge and experience to help you find the right nutrition and other solutions for your pets.
The Pet Valu family of stores includes Pet Valu, Paulmac’s Pet Food and Bosley’s, and together they are one of the largest retail operations in North America dedicated to providing families with food and supplies for dogs, cats, companion birds, wild birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.
In their pet-friendly stores you’ll find over 7,000 products, including holistic and premium brands of pet foods and treats, as well as a wide selection of essential and innovative pet supplies to suit every budget.
Pet Valu’s philosophy is to provide pet owners with the best selection of pet care items at competitive prices, together with friendly customer service from their team of Pet Experts, at convenient, neighbourhood store locations. Many of their stores are locally owned and operated.
All of their stores are dedicated to helping local pets in need, and they partner with local shelters, rescues and charities for adoption events, in-store adoption (select stores only)  and pet food bank programs, as well as through their national donation drives and fundraising campaigns.

Taunya Van Allen, president of Rocky Road Rescue and Lisa McNalty, manager of Winchester Kennels, help out at the opening of the new Pet Valu store at Winchester Crossing.

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