BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar to visit a Tractor Supply Company store Sept. 13-17 for Pet Appreciation Week and help support local pets.

Pet Appreciation Week, the retailer’s largest pet food and supply sale of the year, is an annual event to celebrate pets of all kinds and the families who care for them, according to Phil Reiter, vice president of local store and national marketing for Tractor Supply.

This year Tractor Supply, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer, is kicking off Pet Appreciation Week on Sept. 13 with a pet supply drive to support pet and animal groups that partner with stores. From Sept. 13-17, customers can drop off new, sealed food, toys, cleaning supplies and other essential pet accessories such as beds, scratching posts, leashes and bowls to be donated to rescues and shelters in their community.

Tractor Supply works in more than 1,600 communities across the nation to support a variety of local organizations dedicated to caring for pets of all kinds, like dogs and cats, but also pets such as goats, pigs, horses and rabbits.

“At Tractor Supply, we know that not all pets have paws, and we’re honored to be a pet destination for all the great pets that live out here,” said Reiter. “Our approach takes our customer's lifestyle into consideration and we support organizations that rescue, shelter and home domestic animals of every kind.”

On Saturday, Sept. 16, many Tractor Supply stores will host Pet Appreciation Week community events featuring activities, such as pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition and free Greenies™ dental dog treats for customers while supplies last. Contact your local Tractor Supply store for details concerning events and other planned activities.

Additionally, Tractor Supply customers will enjoy discounts on a full line of products for pets, small animals and livestock, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment.

For expert advice on raising pets of all kinds, visit TractorSupply.com/KnowHow and follow Tractor Supply on Facebook and Instagram.

To receive deals and rewards on pet and livestock products, sign up for the Tractor Supply Neighbor’s Club at NeighborsClub.com.

About Tractor Supply Company
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States.  At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 1,630 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.  Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.  Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.  The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services.  At July 1, 2017, the Company operated 160 Petsense stores in 26 states.  For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.

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