Can-Pet Distributions Joining the Peterborough Animal Care Centre

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PETERBOROUGH, ON (September 22, 2022)

As construction nears its final stages at 1999 Technology Drive, Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) is that much closer to moving into the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre (PACC). This new home will also include a new partner, Can-Pet Inc. Can-Pet is one of the most established distributors and marketers of pet specialty foods, servicing Eastern Canada for over 40 years. Nick Nicoloff, VP and his team at Can-Pet will be joining PACC by sponsoring the Promotional/Retail Area as ‘Jade’s Pet Boutique’.


PACC Front Lobby 09 22
PACC Front Lobby 09 22

“When I saw the stories on the news of the shelters across the country facing record surrender numbers and capacity levels and need for resources, I knew we needed to step in and help however we could. When we received this opportunity from PHS, it was truly serendipitous.” shared Nick Nicoloff, Principle & Vice President of Can-Pet Inc. “But this is just the start of the partnership, the best is yet to come! We can’t wait to see what other initiatives we can partner with our vendors and the Peterborough Humane Society to better animal wellness in our country.”


Nick and Jade
Nick and Jade

The boutique will be named after Jade, Nick’s late dog, the ‘President & CEO’ and Can-Pet ambassador who came into work everyday for 17 years. When she wasn’t at work, Jade also spent her days as a therapy dog at long term care homes with her mommy Cindy. Nick and the Can-Pet team look to honour her and all the amazing animals in our lives at this boutique.

The satellite promotional outlet will also support their vendors and have them contribute. The space will specialize in Canadian content, and environmentally friendly and economical products for consumers.

“We are so elated to be partnering with a great Canadian company with such a passion for animal wellness!” shared Shawn Morey, Executive Director of the Peterborough Humane Society “We are excited to have a space in the new Centre that will promote adoption and showcase quality products for adoptees.”

Construction at PACC is expected to be completed late fall, with the Humane Society moving in by year end. The Peterborough Humane Society is still looking to raise funds for the capital campaign, with multiple naming opportunities available. Those interested in becoming part of Our Pet Project can visit 

Peterborough Animal Care Centre 09 22
Peterborough Animal Care Centre 09 22

Media Contact:
Kassie Graham, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Peterborough Humane Society | Cell: 705.872.1648

About Our Pet Project
Our Pet Project is the capital campaign for the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre (PACC). A Canadian First, this innovative Centre will host three programs under one roof. A high-volume, low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, an Education and Adoption Centre and a cutting-edge Dog Rehabilitation Centre in partnership with the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society. Construction is underway at 1999 Technology Drive, Peterborough with a late Fall 2022 completion.

About the Peterborough Humane Society
The Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) is a registered charity that advocates for animals by rescuing lost, stray and homeless pets throughout Peterborough County. It is an Open Admission for Life Centre and the largest animal shelter in Peterborough County. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, vaccinations and are microchipped, and spayed/neutered prior to being adopted. PHS does not receive any government or institutional funding for their operations and relies on generous donations from the community.

About Can-Pet Inc.
Can-Pet Inc. has emerged as one of the most established distributors and marketers of pet specialty foods. Today they service Eastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime marketplaces. Looking to the future, the company’s goal is to continue bringing new and innovative products to the industry, offering the Canadian marketplace the best choices from around the world. Can-Pet Inc. understands trust, service and value, a trait shown across all employees of the company.