Petmania is a 100% Irish owned retailer, and the largest specialist pet retailer in Ireland. We employ almost 200 people through our stores, head office and distribution centre, and are proud to support our local communities through our education programme and adoption network.
Committed to setting the standards
We are committed to maintaining our market leader status; and to setting the highest of standards in the specialist pet retail sector.
We are dedicated to sharing our customer’s passion for pets; we love that pets are part of the Irish family; therefore we are here to help all pet owners to keep their pets safe and well. Our store teams are made up of committed Pet Care Advisors who undergo a continual on-the-job training programme. This ensures their knowledge of animal welfare and nutrition requirements remains up-to-date; and in conclusion, that they are available to our customers to share this knowledge.
Above all, as a member of the Petmania team, you will be responsible for fulfilling this commitment to our customers.
In the 1970’s the O’Keeffe Group was founded by Eamonn and Maureen O’Keeffe, which now incorporates Petmania. However, at the beginning, Petmania was just a section in Gardenia, the garden centre on John Street, in Kilkenny City. Our local customers loved us so much, so we decided to open a dedicated pet store on the same street in 2006. Its success spurred us on to then open our first pet superstore in Waterford in May of 2007. Since then we have continued to grow considerably, and now we own 12 superstores nationwide.
Working at Petmania
Above all, Petmania is a fun, family centered retailer that promotes responsible pet ownership. As a member of one of our store teams you can expect a varied and challenging role; you will present the face of our business on a daily basis. You will be expected to deliver excellence in customer service; be confident in assisting Ireland’s pet owners with their care requirements; and guide families in the process of identifying the right pet to join their family. Our livestock will be within your care, so you will be passionate about ensuring their health and well-being. You will assist us in the promotion of responsible pet ownership. Therefore, you will actively get involved in in-store events, school visits, meet and greets and charitable fundraisers. In return, you can expect a fun, challenging work place where no two days are the same.
We have competitive rates of pay, weekly bonuses and continual on-the-job training which will be provided. As a progressive organisation, we understand that our people are hugely important to us. In addition, we actively promote within the company, so opportunities for progression are available to those who want it. To join our team, see our list of current vacancies.