In keeping with an assertive 2016 growth plan that already includes 26 new stores year-to-date, San Diego-based pet retailer Petco has announced the remodel of 12 stores in the Seattle area, including four in the South Sound.

The Petco stores in Federal Way (31419 Pacific Highway S), Covington (27111 167th Place SE), Gig Harbor (5190 Borgen Blvd.) and Olympia (1530 Black Lake Blvd.) will celebrate their recent remodels with grand re-opening celebrations on July 29-31.

Other Puget Sound area locations that have underwent similar renovations include stores in Kirkland, Everett, Redmond, Lynnwood and Seattle’s University District and Ballard neighborhoods.

The remodelings are part of the national firm’s busy July, which also includes five openings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina.