Vansickle Pet Valu adopts Modified Lite Division for 2018 Season

THOROLD, ONT – April is Pet Appreciation Month at Vansickle Pet Valu – highlighted by a Pet Adoption Event from April 20th to 22nd.

April also means that the 2018 Racing Season is here and Vansickle Pet Valu has adopted Merrittville Speedway’s Modified Lites as new Division Sponsor. Along with Groomingdale’s, the west St. Catharines Pet Experts have supported the Enduro Series for a number of years, a relationship that will continue.

“Vansickle Pet Valu is all about fun times and great experiences with our pets,” said franchisee Jeff Riley, “coming from a karting background with my son Alex … I’ve seen over the years how many Tuesday Night racers graduate to Mod Lites. I’m excited to help out and continue creating the fun times and great experiences.”

“Racing has become a pet project for Jeff and his family,” said Merrittville Speedway owner Don Spiece, “he has a passion for the sport … supporting our events in addition to his son Alex and other drivers. A Big Thank You to him for all he does for the sport!”

Looking for products to help you jump-start April and spring? Come see the Pet Experts at Vansickle Pet Valu and Groomingdale’s.

Vansickle Pet Valu is dedicated to helping local pets in need and partners with local shelters, rescues and charities for adoption events, in store adoptions and pet food bank programs as well as through national donation drives and fund raising campaigns.

“Due to some unforeseen circumstances,” adds Riley, “we are sad to say that our 4th Annual BARK Adoption Event has been temporarily postponed until further notice. This year you can create a forever home for dogs with the support of the Welland & District Humane Society and other organization.”

Vansickle Pet Valu’s Pet Appreciation Month will be celebrated with all of the fan fair and excitement including a fundraising BBQ, demonstrations, vendors and more.

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After a night at the races … some time at the cottage … after a long run after a rain or for no reason at all – Vansickle Pet Valu has a self-serve dog wash where you can leave the mess behind.

Bring in your dirty dog and leave the mess behind. In a spa-like atmosphere – Groomingdale’s … located in Vansickle Pet Valu supplies everything … shampoo, towels and blow dryers.

Vansickle Pet Valu has all your pet supply needs from food including frozen raw food for dogs and cats to toys and treats.

If you’re looking for a pet – hamsters, gerbils, rabbits and fish are always in store and with ties to different adoption agencies – can help you find puppies and kittens … dogs and cats.

Vansickle Pet Valu is located at 420 Vansickle Road in the Walmart Plaza on 4th Avenue in St. Catharines. Stop in and see them with your pet and receive a FREE TREAT.

The Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdale’s Modified Lite Division will join the first Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series Event on Loop Paint Night Saturday April 28th that will also feature the S&W Service Centre 358 Modified, David Chevrolet Sportsman, Hoosier Stock, Central Fabricating & Welding 4 Cylinder and Dave’s Auto and Speed Centre V6 Divisions.

For further information – call 905-892-8266 or visit

For all the news on Merrittville Speedway’s 2018 Season, Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book and Twitter

MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY SPONSORS The 2018 67th Anniversary Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Racing Series for Merrittville Speedway’s 5 Divisions is brought to race fans and racers by division sponsors – S&W Service Centre, David Chevrolet, Hoosier Tire Canada, Vansickle Pet Valu & Groomingdales, Central Fabricating and Welding and Dave’s Auto & Speed Centre in addition to many marketing partners Visit them at and visit them when you require their products and/or services.

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