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MARSHALL – Nestled into its own little oasis at the end of the shopping plaza that houses Kroger, Guicci’s and Hope’s Closet, Petsense offers its customers and their four-legged pals a plethora of food, treats, clothing, and other pet items.
A full-fledged pet store right here in Marshall? Yup. For three years, the chain store has catered to Harrison County’s pet population.
Brittney Crawford, assistant manager for Petsense in Marshall, said, “People still don’t realize that we are here. We offer the same types of foods and stuff that they travel to Longview or Shreveport to get at one of the pet stores.” There is also a grooming clinic in the store.
Petsense in Marshall has been very active in the community since its doors first opened with offering assistance to local animal shelters and rescues and working with the K9 units of the local law enforcement agencies.
The store offers training classes, and community veterinary clinics. According to Crawford, this low-cost clinics offer pet owners the opportunity to bring their pets in for vaccinations, testing and deworming, heartworm treatment, flea and tick control, and the chance to microchip their pets.
May’s clinic will be Sunday, May 15 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Prices for vaccinations are as follows: Puppy Pack 1 (5in1, deworm, fecal test) for $59, Puppy Pack 2 (5in1 + Lepto 4, nasal bordetella, deworm) for $65 with the fecal test being an additional $10, Puppy Pack 3 (5in1 + Lepto 4, Injectable bordetella, deworm) is $65 with the fecal test being an additional $10 and a dog pack which is the 5in1 + Lepto 4, bordetella and fecal test is $72. K9 Influencza pak is $39. To add rabies or fecal test to any pack will be $10, to add heartworm/lyme combo test is $15 and a K9 Heartworm/Lyme Combo test with purchase of 12 month supply of heartworm preventive is $10.
The kitten packs range from $47 to $55 to $69 to $65.
No appointment is needed. Clinics will also be held June 12 and July 10 in the Marshall store.
Lauren Smith, key holder associate, said of working at Petsense, “I get to associate with people I don’t normally see, and we have made several connections. There is nothing like the ”
For Crawford, who has been with the company for seven years, there are other rewards. “Being able to help people find what they need is very satisfying.”
The store is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information about the clinic or other services, stop by anytime or call 903-927-0052.