By Peter Saunders In the summer of 2017, when it became clear the families being evacuated during British Columbia’s wildfires would be unable to return home for weeks, Canadian retail franchisor Pet Valu donated $100,000 worth of products to Four Paws Food Bank and the Prince George Humane Society.
Pet Valu has donated $100,000 in litter, litter boxes, dog and cat food and crates to Four Paws Food Bank and the Prince George Humane Society in British Columbia to help pet owners displaced by wildfires.
After six years of litigation, the Ontario Court of Appeal made a unanimous decision to dismiss all claims by a former Pet Valu franchisee that the pet supply retail franchisor had breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing with regard to volume rebate information.
By Kaitlyn and Ryan Heffron
Before we started having children, we loved being ‘pet parents’ so much, the opportunity to open a Pet Valu franchise near our home in Mississauga, Ont., seemed like the perfect fit for us. Three years in, we continue to enjoy running a business that goes well beyond the typical retail model, featuring everything from adoption events to birthday parties for pets.
Canadian specialty retail franchise system Pet Valu held its third annual ‘Thanks for Giving’ event from October 1 through 19, as well as a National Adoption Weekend. Franchisees across the country raised more than $500,000, which will be donated to pet charities in their communities.