Pet Supplies Plus opens on Friday, bringing pet products and services to the west side of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The pandemic has resulted in an increase in the number of new pets in households across KELOLAND, we are now seeing an increase in the number of new businesses designed to serve these new family members to fur.

“We live on the west side,” said Matt Nelson, owner of Pet Supplies Plus Sioux Falls. “We know the west side is undeserved with a lot of business; there is no pet store or pet supply company on the west side of Sioux Falls so we know this is a great location for our neighbors on the west side.

Matt Nelson and his family bring the Pet Supplies Plus franchise to Sioux Falls.

“There are quite a few of these stores in Minneapolis, there is one in Omaha and they are growing quickly, it’s an amazing company, a great culture, great product lines,” said Nelson.

In addition to a wide variety of pet and live animal products, the new Pet Supplies Plus location at 26th Street also brings much-needed services to Sioux Falls.

“We know there is a huge need for groomers right now, so we’re excited to put our grooming salon online here, and we also have the dog wash that we also have a lot of comments and questions on. , “said Nelson.

Their new team of workers have spent the last few weeks getting the store ready for Friday’s opening.

“We’re all animals so it was fun,” said Rachel Schroeder, store manager. “I have been in the canine world for almost six years with the canine boarding, daycare, training, I have done everything. “

Right now, the new store is in the process of training and hiring more grooming staff, adding to a team of animal lovers they have already assembled.

“Right now I have two assistant directors, 13 team members, a lead groomer and bather and we’re in the process of getting more of those groomers out there,” Schroeder said.

Pet Supplies Plus opens Friday, August 13 at 9 a.m. Nelson says it’s a day that’s been going on for two years as the pandemic has delayed much of the process and many supplies. The store will have live animals for sale starting next week.

Marie R. McCraw