Jackson Galaxy Pounces into Pet Supplies Plus for Meet & Greet

Jackson Galaxy® Pounces into Pet Supplies Plus for Meet & Greet

Portage Pet Store Hosts In-Person Q&A, Book Signing with the Cat Whisperer


Portage, Mich. (May 9, 2015) – The cat is out of the bag in Portage. Celebrity cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy will be making an appearance at the local Pet Supplies Plus store for a meet and greet with pet owners and media on May 9, 2015.

Located at 5230 S. Westnedge Ave., the Portage pet store patrons earned this in-person appearance after purchasing the most Jackson Galaxy by Petsmate products during the recent “Cat I Love You” sweepstakes sponsored by Petmate, the nation’s leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play. The event will kick off at 1 p.m. with opening remarks and a Q&A with pet owners in attendance, followed by a book signing, photographs and a meet and greet. The event will conclude at 3 p.m.

“My mission is to convey the basic needs of cats and help other cat owners across the country find out what makes them tick. I’m thrilled to be able to meet such dedicated pet owners in Portage and share my insights with them,” said Galaxy. “The partnership with Pet Supplies Plus and the Jackson Galaxy Petmate product line has been a wonderful opportunity to not only to provide valuable products to cat owners, but also to meet so many fans.”

Galaxy’s cat product line, the Jackson Galaxy Collection by Petmate, is available at Pet Supplies Plus, the largest pet retail franchise in the nation with over 300 locations. The product line features a variety of wands, toys, scratchers, tunnels and tents to cater to the ideal cat environment, known to Galaxy fans as “Catification.” Each Petmate product speaks to natural cat behaviors – Hunt, Catch, Kill, Eat, Groom and Sleep.

“The Jackson Galaxy Collection has been a major success at Pet Supplies Plus. It seems that everyone wants to know what ‘the cat whisperer’ has in store,” said Amy Parker, Chief Marketing Officer at Pet Supplies Plus. “We’re delighted to be able to give the passionate pet owners in Portage on opportunity to speak with such a renowned personality.”

Galaxy may be best known as the host and producer of Animal Planet’s hit TV show My Cat From Hell in which he resolves conflicts and behavioral issues among cats. His expertise dates back more than 20 years ago when Galaxy began developing his unique “cat mojo” in humane societies and animal shelters. Galaxy’s cat wisdom has also been highly sought after in two recent books, Cat Daddy and Catification: Designing a Happy & Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!).

For more information please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com or www.petmate.com.

About Pet Supplies Plus

With more than 300 corporate and franchise locations in 25 states, Pet Supplies Plus is America’s favorite neighborhood pet store with a team of friendly, knowledgeable staff who are crazy about pets, too. Each location offers a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise all at a great value, allowing customers to spoil their pets even more. The neighborhood pet store gets to know each pet and their owner by name and provides playful store experiences to remind them just how fun it is to own a pet. Pet Supplies Plus locations are large enough to house an incredible variety of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly. As a growing Livonia, Michigan-based franchisor, Pet Supplies Plus is ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Annual Franchise 500® list as the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. For more information about franchise opportunities, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com/franchise.

About Petmate

Founded in 1963, Petmate is the nation’s leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play. Arlington, Texas-based Petmate is the trusted authority in innovative, functional, high-quality pet products including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel solutions, available at pet supply retailers nationwide. Petmate also makes pet family favorite brands Chuckit!, Wetnoz, Aspen Pet, JW and more. For more information, visit www.petmate.com.

Media Contact: Matthew Gold, Fishman Public Relations, 847-945-1300 or mgold@fishmanpr.com