CRESTVIEW — There’s a new place in town to get everything you need for your pets, and maybe to bring home a new furry friend.
Petsense held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event April 14 at their new Crestview Crossing location.
The store carries a wide range of pet supplies including natural pet foods, grooming supplies and toys. It also offers salon grooming and bathing services to pets.
“For the future, we’re going to have a VIP clinic that will come through and offer reduced prices on basic services for dogs for some of our local veterinarians,” store manager Nancy Pruitt said. The clinic will offer basic examinations, spaying and neutering, and flea and tick prevention, she said.
At the grand opening, a crowd of people filled the aisles inside the store, as well as at a large adoption event in the parking lot.
“It is going fabulous,” Pruitt said. “We couldn’t ask for a better grand opening. The community is very involved and supportive, and I think we’re going to do well here.”
Saving with Soul Pet Rescue organized the adoption event, which featured cats and dogs rescued from shelters around Okaloosa County.
Jennifer Hagedorn, president and founder of Saving with Soul, said it was nice to finally have a place to hold regular adoption events in Crestview.
“So many of us live in Crestview, so this is awesome,” Hagedorn said. “There really haven’t been a lot of great venues here to do events. It’s really nice to have a Crestview location.”
The organization found new homes for more than a dozen animals at Saturdays event. Hagedorn said she hopes to hold adoption events at Petsense once a month. Many of Saving with Soul’s events feature 20 or more pets looking for homes.
The next adoption will be held May 5 at Petsense.
The store is located at 2200 S Ferdon Blvd. It is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.