Local Pet Supplies Plus Store owner Bob Fischer
Upon opening his third pet store in Federal Way at the Commons in 2023, Bob Fischer, owner of Fischer Pet Stores, reiterated his commitment to be a good community partner, a statement he first voiced in 2022 when Pet Supplies Plus stores in West Seattle and Bellevue opened their doors.
“When we set out to open our locally owned and operated stores, I recognized it as an opportunity to not only serve pet owners in the area, but also to create a space where we can advocate for homeless pets and the well-being of all animals,” Fischer says.
In committing to those objectives, Fischer has hosted a number of pet rescue agencies at his stores, including Saving Great Animals, Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, Multi-Service Center of Federal Way, the Fusion Food Bank and Shelter and Guide Dogs for the Blind, to name just a few.
“As soon as we started we began to build a hub for pet parents and to help them learn how to take care of their animals. We have a very knowledgeable team in each of our stores and our teammates love helping our neighbors,” he says.
Each team member is trained in the areas of natural and holistic foods and is able to answer a broad range of questions about dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and fish.
Fischer’s son, Brandon, joined his father as company COO after Bob Fischer sold his software company and moved back to his home state to start a new business.
Pet Supplies Plus has been active in the community, participating in the popular Federal Way Market last summer, sponsoring several pet contests and working with other merchants new to the area to promote their stores, including Dick’s Drive In, located near the PSP Store at the Commons.
“We love working with other businesses to help each other and invite owners and operators to drop by and say hello,” Fischer says. “We have a lot of ideas on how to help increase business in our community.”
PSP stores have proven popular all over the country, growing at a rapid pace to now include 700 stores. Fischer’s three stores are the first in the state of Washington, offering a hassle-free way to find better products while saving pet owners money and celebrating the fun of pet ownership. Each store offers a wide selection of natural pet foods and made in USA products.
The Federal Way store includes full pet grooming services – visit petsuppliesplus.com/dog-grooming – along with a popular Self-Serve Pet Wash.
Online orders, free delivery and curbside pick-up services are also offered. All PSP stores have a free rewards program, which offers members regular coupons on products they purchase frequently, along with monthly specials.