Company motivation profile
- About PetSmart
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PetSmart is the number one retailer of pet food and supplies. It has around 825 stores in the United States and Canada. PetSmart was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. PetSmart stores offer obedience training and they have grooming for animals offered in many store. PetSmart has donated more than 42 million dollars to animal welfare programs and has saved the lives of more than 2.6 million pets through its in-store adoption programs.
PetSmart offers 401 (k), medical, dental and vision insurance, discounts on food and product, and paid vacation with additional benefits for full time associates. PetSmart was found by Jim Dougherty. The company adopts an average of 1000 pets per day from the PetSmart charities Adoption Centers, which is located inside the PetSmart stores. In 1987, PetSmart began as two stores that opened up in Phoenix Arizona. In 1988, they opened stores in Colorado and Texas. In 1989, PetSmart opened its first full service pet grooming salon in Littleton, Colorado. In 1990, they opened nine more stores. In 1991, they entered California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois, and Nevada.
In 1992, PetSmart opened 32 new stores, expanding operations in Utah, Georgia, Florida and Idaho. In 1993, PetSmart raised more than 125 million dollars through an initial public stock offering. By then the company had increase to 169 stores. PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The stores are stocked with more than 12,900 products, all available at everyday low prices. In addition to providing value, PetSmart has the broadest, deepest products range in the industry, including thousands of products exclusive to PetSmart.
[...] Being aware of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation is part of most businesses today. One of the researchers recently purchased a pet called Madden. The researcher had fallen in love with the pet dog because he is very joyful and playful. Madden is very attentive of his surroundings which makes him a watchful pet. When Madden and the researcher shops at PetSmart he enjoy meeting new dogs and making new friends and that makes him very excited. The employees at PetSmart have to calm Madden down with a tasty treat. [...]
[...] A pet is available on site. Every pet will have their own TV and ID collar. Employee of PetSmart feels that teamwork is a big component how they do business. The company believes in partnering to help on anther across teams. They also, cheer the employees to succeed, and they look for ways to help if it is needed. The most important thing about PetSmart is its 42 millions animal welfare programs. PetSmart has saved 2.6 million pet lives since they have been in business. [...]