KATY (Covering Katy News) – Pet Supplies Plus opened a location at the Shops at Young Ranch on November 4 at 29711 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy. The store will offer amenities such as self-pet wash stations, knowledgeable pet care team members, full-service grooming and carry-out service.
Pet Supplies Plus is owned by local franchisees Scott and Renee Buchel, who own two other locations in Katy with their family.
Scott worked for various retail chains for 30 years before he and his wife decided in 2014 that it was time to own a business of their own. With their children in college at the time, they found it to be the perfect opportunity to pass a family-run business down to them.
Since the Buchel’s are a family of pet lovers, going into the pet retail industry felt like a natural transition. The Buchel’s opened their first location in 2015 in Katy West, with another that opened in 2018 in Katy East. The family plans to open two or three more locations in the Katy area and then expand outward to other surrounding communities.
"Pet Supplies Plus will offer Katy pet parents a wide selection of natural pet foods, goods and pet services at low prices and focus on a unique, rich in-store experience for “neighbors” (the term Pet Supplies Plus uses for customer)," said a press release.
“We love that you are in the store with us - we know that pets are a member of the family, so we want to help you find products that they will love while also providing a wide selection of grooming services so that your pets feels their best,” said Scott. “Our Minus the Hassle tagline refers to making shopping for your pet an enjoyable, easy experience. For example, we don’t want you lugging your food out to your car – that’s our job. If you want to wash your dog, come on in. We’ll deal with the mess that’s tied to a bathing session.”
Neighbors have access to an experienced and knowledgeable team to help them find everything they need. Each team member is extensively trained in the areas of natural and holistic foods and are able to answer a broad range of questions about dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and fish. Shoppers can also take advantage of the free Preferred Pet Club, which offers members regular coupons on products they purchase frequently and monthly specials, resulting in big savings.
The store will be open Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. To contact Pet Supplies Plus at the Shops of Young Ranch, call 832-838-PETS (7387) or visit their website.