Mich Bayley and Brett Cordes, the men behind Pet Supplies Plus at Lone Mountain and North Scottsdale roads, have opened an additional store in Moon Valley.
The store at 245 E. Bell Road, Suite 15, offers amenities such as a full-service grooming salon and self-pet wash stations, a knowledgeable pet care team, and carry-out service in which team members carry heavy items to neighbors’ cars.
Cordes is a veterinarian known as “Brett the Vet” and owns Arizona Animal Hospital. Cordes and Arizona Animal Hospital will offer select vet services at the new Pet Supplies Plus Moon Valley store. As community partners, Cordes and Bayley will partner with local animal shelters, rescue organizations and nonprofits to host year-round adoption events, fundraisers, and pet food and product drives.
“With our second store, we want to provide the same care and commitment to our neighbors’ pets in a new community,” Bayley said.
“My bringing medical resources under the same roof as retail offerings, we hope neighbors will have one less trip to worry about wile caring for their furry—or scaly—family member.”
The two met through Bayley’s ecommerce business 10 years ago.
“He purchased a new building and was in the process of putting retail and services in,” Bayley said. “That was in 2019, and I had purchased several Pet Supplies Plus franchises. He did a fair amount of due diligence and went through a bunch of stories. I presented an opportunity; he liked it. That’s how it evolved.”
Bayley said he invested in Pet Supplies Plus because he liked its business model. He met the management and learned it was a “solid franchise” with good reviews.
“They didn’t have a presence in the western United States, and they wanted a stronger presence here,” Bayley said. “It’s a growing industry, and the demographics are stronger, frankly, with millennials, who are even more pet centric.
“All those boxes checked and there wasn’t anybody in that space in the market. We’re all about neighborhood engagement. A typical store is 5,000 to 7,500 square feet, with a broad selection and knowledgeable staff and high neighborhood engagement. There wasn’t anybody in that segment in the market.”
Michigan-based Pet Supplies Plus has more than 460 locations in 33 states. The stores have a streamlined design, making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services.
Pet parents are welcome to shop with their dogs at the store, where team members are on-site to answer questions, offer tips, or play with pets who enter the store.
During this time of social distancing, Pet Supplies Plus is offering neighbors online ordering with either one-hour curbside pickup or free home delivery. To order online, visit petsuppliesplus.com.