Pet retailer Petco will open its new South Charleston location with a weekend grand opening celebration Oct. 26 and 27.
The new store is designed to offer local pet parents everyday necessities and a wide-variety of high quality food options, including natural, organic and raw food selections.
It will also host monthly Meet the Critters events, a series of complimentary interactive educational forums for families that will include regular themes, like the company's annual Reptile Rally.
The weekend event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new store, located at 2714 Mountaineer Blvd. in Southridge Center, at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
The store will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The first 100 customers on Saturday will receive a free $10 Petco gift card, and the first 50 customers on Sunday will receive a free Petco tote bag.
Pet owners are invited to bring their animal companions along to shop in the store and take part in the weekend grand opening celebration, which will include giveaways, discounted services and a variety of activities.
Also, in an effort to raise awareness for pet adoption, the store will use the grand opening event to help potential new pet parents connect with local shelter pets.
All pet parents who adopt during the grand opening celebration will receive a Think Adoption First care and savings booklet featuring up to 50 percent off supplies and services for their new pet.
The new South Charleston Petco store also plans to host additional pet adoption events to help local rescues and shelters throughout the year.