Community

Community Service programs at Petland take on many forms but all are aimed at “doing the right thing” when it comes to pets and the people who love them.

Safari Stan’s Children’s Charities by Petland was formalized in 1994.

Petland has two children’s charities — Make-A Wish Foundation® of America and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2014, Petland Charities began overseeing Children’s fundraising activities. Annually, Petland fulfills pet related wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses through the Make-A Wish Foundation of America and collects funds year-round for St. Jude.

A child’s first experience at Petland where she learns to finger-tame a parakeet is priceless. Equally gratifying is the look on a senior citizen’s face while holding a Petland puppy.

Pet Therapy is a natural extension of Petland’s retail environment. By definition, pet therapy is the use of animals in the therapeutic treatment of humans. At Petland, we commonly take our pets to visit school children and nursing home residents as studies of the human- animal bond show that pets are good for people, enhancing verbal and social skills in children, relieving stress in adults and lowering blood pressure in seniors. Petland takes its obligation to be part of the community very seriously.

Petland is proud of its leadership in the area of public education on spaying and neutering as a way to halt pet overpopulation.