BURLINGTON, ONTARIO — PetSmart announced March 30 a partnership with Instacart to provide same-day delivery through more than 150 of its stores in Canada. According to PetSmart, it is the first pet retailer in Canada to appear on the Instacart App.

Through Instacart, PetSmart shoppers can now shop for more than 7,000 products, including food, treats, litter, toys and other pet accessories, for same-day and schedule delivery. According to PetSmart, the partnership also includes large items such as dog crates, cat towers and aquariums.

"Pet parents continue to seek convenience and more digital shopping options, and we look to meet them with a seamless and enjoyable experience," said Cherise Ordlock, senior vice president of digital at PetSmart. "Our partnership with Instacart is a testament to our commitment to meeting our customers where they are and giving them more ways to shop with us."

Same-day delivery will become available to PetSmart consumers in all 10 Canadian provinces. According to Instacart, the last-mile delivery platform reaches more than 90% of all Canadian households and delivers products from over 4,000 stores across the country, now including all Canadian PetSmart locations.

"As the pet industry continues to surge in growth, customers are increasingly seeking efficient and seamless solutions to meet their beloved pets' needs," said Blake Wallace, senior director of retail partnerships at Instacart. "That's why we're thrilled to partner with PetSmart and offer their vast selection of pet essentials for delivery across Canada. Their customers can now conveniently access the products they need to care for their pets, with just a few clicks, making pet companionship an even more rewarding experience."

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