Fast-growing pet retailer grows again

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Fast-growing pet retailer grows again

By Gina Acosta - 01/12/2018

A fast-growing pet chain based in the Midwest is accelerating its growth strategy with a new acquisition.

Chuck & Don's, a pet supplies retailer with more than 40 stores in the Midwest and West, has acquired All Paws Pet Center, which has three locations in Kansas.

Both Chuck & Don’s and All Paws Pet Center are family owned and have similar value propositions and mission statements. 

“Geographic expansion beyond our current locations in Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin has been a strategy for the company,” said Bob Hartzell, CEO and President of Chuck & Don’s. “We’ve been looking for the right fit and I’m happy to say we’ve found that in All Paws Pet Center. Our companies have a similar history in that they were founded to meet the need for high quality pet products in their community, and found success when they paired it with friendly, knowledgeable service.”

The acquisition of All Paws gives Chuck & Don's a new presence in Kansas. Last year Chuck & Don's opened at least four new stores in Minnesota.

“When we were looking to sell, we wanted to find the best company possible to continue our values and mission of offering quality pet foods in Wichita for every budget,” said Paul Baumann, Co-Founder of All Paws Pet Center. “We’re excited to be joining forces with a like minded company who provides a unique experience for pet owners in comparison to big box stores, and cares about the communities they serve. We’re confident that our customers and their pets will continue to experience the highest quality care with Chuck & Don’s.”

Chuck & Don’s currently operates 28 shops in Minnesota, 10 Colorado locations and one location in Wisconsin.