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When Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners revealed a 10 percent stake in PetSmart on July 3, critics had a field day.
Of course, a merger between PetSmart and Petco is not a forgone conclusion. In fact, many experts in both the pet industry and the world of investment banking have expressed serious doubts about the likelihood of such a deal being realized, at least in the short term. “I put the odds [of a merger taking place right now] as low,” says Bryan Jaffe, managing director at , an investment bank headquartered in Seattle. “I see a number of incumbent structural barriers to a deal.
That perceived image of shelters, rescues, and adoptable pets was the subject of a recent study by PetSmart Charities, a survey designed to identify barriers to adoption. Comparing new data to a 2009 national survey that the organization conducted, the study is an effort to help shelters and rescues figure out how best to understand the public’s ideas (and misconceptions) about rescue. “It’s a challenging time for us to let people know that their local animal control may be the best place in their community for them to find their next pet,” explains Kelly Campbell, senior manager of knowledge and research for PetSmart Charities. “We want to let people know that animal control and adoption organizations are great places to get your next pet."
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Whether you need a portable containment option for camping trips, or a more permanent solution for your backyard, electronic fencing systems can help you keep your dog safe and secure. Browse our selection online at PetSmart here:
How do they work? Electronic dog fences create a circular barrier safe zone from 1/2 to 3/4 acre. A transmitter communicates with a receiver collar, and when a dog attempts to cross the barrier, he receives a safe static correction. Along with training flags, the collar quickly teaches pets to stay within the designated area. These invisible fences work for multiple dogs as long as each wears a receiver collar. Wireless systems are great for camping or a second home, while in-ground fences offer a permanent solution giving your dog an area to roam within a safe boundary.Another barrier to a potential merger is the fact that PetSmart’s ownership (a consortium led by European private-equity firm ) is relatively new to the pet retail market, having bought the company earlier this year for a reported $8.3 billion in one of the largest deals it has ever executed. “The prospect of leveraging that asset even further or writing another equity check, I think, has a certain level of unattractiveness, which will make them desirous of limiting their downside risk—especially regarding anti-trust and a breakup fee,” says Jaffe.