Choice Pet opens in Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD — Choice Pet, a longtime Connecticut-based pet specialty retailer, held a grand opening Saturday for its latest location at 125 Danbury Road.

The event celebrated Choice Pet’s more than 40-year history in Fairfield County and welcomed the community to enjoy free gifts, raffles and prizes, an opportunity to win a year of free pet food, a visit from Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue (R.O.A.R.) volunteers and a 15 percent discount.

Choice Pet was founded in 1979 and has 17 locations in the tri-state area.

The Ridgefield site of the former PetValu location has been refreshed with self-service dog baths and a state-of-the-art grooming facility. The retailer also donates 20 percent of each bath sold to R.O.A.R. each year.

“We are excited to mark our long-term presence in the Ridgefield community with a day of celebration and the introduction of top-of-the line dog baths and grooming facilities to our customers,” said Larry Bocchiere, director of operations for Choice Pet.

“We are always looking for ways to make the experience of having a pet more fulfilling and more convenient by offering our wide selection in our neighborhood locations, as well as the opportunity to shop local online and have items delivered right to your home.”