Petmania celebrates 16 years of serving Ireland’s pet community

Petmania staff members Daragh Patel, assistant manager and Marco Mandrelle - store manager, Carlow, pictured enjoying a dog-friendly cake smash to celebrate Petmania's 16th birthday with dogs Kali and Odin (Photograph: Dylan Vaughan)

Alongside a dog-friendly cake smash and family fun days in-store, a special birthday sale will feature a series of promotions available both online and in-store across stores nationwide until Sunday, 3 September



14 August 2023

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Ireland’s pet experts Petmania celebrate a milestone birthday this month, marking 16 years of serving local communities across the country, with plans to open the group’s 16th store this autumn.

Petmania hosted its first ever dog-friendly cake smash to mark the occasion; pictured here enjoying some messy and tasty fun at one of Petmania’s busy stores.

The 100% Irish owned business has also kicked off a special birthday sale which will see a series of promotions available both online and in-store across stores nationwide until Sunday 3 September, as well as a number of family fun days in locations across the country.

Petmania has been at the forefront of offering high quality pet products, expert advice, quality grooming care and a genuine love for animals, earning the trust and admiration of pet lovers across the nation since 2007.

Petmania is part of the O’Keeffe Group, which was founded by Eamonn and Maureen O’Keeffe in the 1970s. In the beginning, Petmania was just a section in Gardenia, a garden centre on John Street, in Kilkenny City.

However, it proved such a hit with local customers, a dedicated pet store was opened on the same street in 2006. Its success spurred the business on to open its first ever pet superstore in Waterford in May of 2007. Since then, the proud Irish business has continued to grow considerably and now operates 15 stores nationwide, with plans to open its 16th store later this year.

As the leading pet care specialist in Ireland, Petmania is well known for supporting local pet charities across the country as well as hosting regular free educational events and workshops to help promote responsible pet ownership.

Speaking about the retailer’s 16th year in business, Petmania’s spokesperson Emily Miller, said“Today marks a truly momentous occasion as we proudly celebrate Petmania’s 16th birthday, the same year that we open our 16th store in Athlone. It has been an incredible journey, and we are immensely grateful to our amazing customers and dedicated team for continuing to make Petmania’s dream a reality. As we continue to grow, our passion for providing the best pet care grows with us. Here’s to many more years of wagging tails and joyful purrs.”

“Through 16 years of commitment and care, we have nurtured a bond with our customers and their beloved pets alike,” added Petmania’s managing director, Shane O’Keeffe. “As we also look to open our 16th store later this year, we embrace the journey ahead with renewed dedication to excellence and compassion. We want to thank our valued customers for making Petmania a part of their lives and we hope to continue bringing quality care and advice to owners and their beloved pets.”

To celebrate, Petmania has already hosted a number of family fun days in-store in Waterford and Galway.

Animal lovers from across the country are also invited to join the team in-store for the following upcoming family fun days:

  • Petmania Santry, Saturday 19 August, with special guests, Birds of Prey.
  • Petmania Carlow, Saturday 19 August, will see Nore Valley Petting Farm visiting customers in-store for a special milestone celebration.

Petmania has 15 stores across Ireland with over 260 employees and the largest dog grooming business in the country. For more information about Petmania, the latest advice on pet healthcare and wellbeing and to find your local store, visit




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