Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, PetSmart Create Pet-Centric Series

By Jessica Lerner 

A 10-episode series honoring pet parents who will stop at nothing for their furry friends is coming to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

The series, developed in partnership with PetSmart, is entitled Pet Caves and will premiere on the free AVOD streaming service available on Vizio and Samsung-connected TVs Sept. 1. The series will also be accessible on demand through Crackle on CTVs, mobile and tablet devices and Sept. 15.

“Our partnership with PetSmart perfectly reflects our commitment to provide like-minded brand partners with the opportunity to act as creative collaborators on our quality programming and to pursue unique integrations,” said Darren Olive, evp of national sales and strategy for Crackle Plus. “We continue to double down on bringing a fresh viewing experience to our audience who are not only savvy consumers but are also interested in the ways in which content can go beyond the screen.”


Hosted by Atlanta-based pet behaviorist Kayla Oliver and designer Nina Ferrer, the series features pet owners remodeling a space in their homes to make their pets happy. Every episode features the pair visiting a PetSmart location to stock the home with pet necessities and accessories. The white glove treatment is given to all animals to transform their living area into their own personal pet paradise.

“At PetSmart, we’re always seeking innovative ways to connect with pet parents and share our unrivaled expertise and love for pets,” said Will Smith, PetSmart svp and chief marketing officer. “Home is truly where our pets are, and what better way to show we’ll do anything for pets than by shining a light on the stories of people who revitalize their homes just for their furry, feathered or scaly family friends? That’s exactly what Pet Caves does.”