Pet Supplies Plus was founded in Redford, Michigan in 1988 by Harry Shallop and Jack Berry. They designed their stores to be more like grocery stores than your average cramped pet store. Pets were also welcome in the stores. The concept was an instant success.
By 1993, there were 30 stores and Harvey Solway joined the company as the third partner.
In the late 90s, the chain began to franchise and grew even more quickly.
In 2010, the company is acquired by private equity firm Irving Place Capital.
Today, there are 270 Pet Supplies Plus stores in 23 US states.