Village celebrates Pet Wants’ ‘leash-cutting’ ceremony

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The village and the South Orange Village Center Alliance celebrated the grand opening of Pet Wants in South Orange, the first store of this national franchise to open in New Jersey, on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a “leash-cutting” ceremony. Activities at the event included face painting of dog and cat faces for children, a photo booth, and wag-bag giveaways. Town Hall Deli and Morgans Liquors provided food and drink, respectively.

Pet Wants is located at 67 South Orange Ave.; its website is

Photos Courtesy of Bob Zuckerman