You can train your dog to love you for years, but will your dog still love you after a week or so?
That’s the question that some people have been asking about the new Petmart PetSmart store in Tel Hashomer.
According to the Israeli company’s website, PetSmart is “dedicated to providing pet owners with the best pet shopping experience available in Israel.”
The stores are not only equipped with pet friendly merchandise, but they are also equipped with dog-friendly classes and activities.
“It’s an amazing place for pet owners to shop,” said one PetSmart customer, whose dog, who is named Chik, enjoys the classes.
“He has been with us since he was a puppy,” added the customer, who wished to remain anonymous.
“He’s always looking for a new puppy to get a new collar.
It’s an unbelievable feeling.”
PetSmart, a subsidiary of the Petco Industries, is owned by a holding company called Petco.
While the company is owned and operated by Petco, the PetSmart website, which has been translated into English, lists several Israeli-American companies as its owners.
“We are proud to work with Petco,” said a Petco spokesperson in a statement to The JerusalemPost.
“We work closely with the owners and partners of PetSmart to offer the best shopping experience possible, including online shopping.
The PetSmart team is constantly improving the experience.”
Petco, which is part of the Israeli conglomerate that owns several large companies in the pet-sitting industry, said it has a “dedication to providing our customers with the most effective pet-friendly shopping experience.”
It was unclear whether the Petmart store in PetSmart’s location will be able to accommodate Chik’s dog and other pets, as it is only designed for humans.
A spokesperson for PetSmart, however, said they were “working with the pet owners of the site to address this issue as soon as possible.”
A representative from PetSmart told The Jerusalempost that the PetMart store is “in the process of being converted to the PetStore brand,” and is “fully operational.”
PetShop, a pet-loving store that opened in Tel Yaakov in 2007, opened its first store in Israel’s second-largest city in December 2016.
Since then, PetShop has expanded to Israel’s Negev Desert, which lies in the western part of Tel Hashom, and to Jerusalem, in the east.