Award Winning Stores and Service

Humbled by the Awards We Have Received

We’re devoted to making Chuck & Don’s a destination pet place for customers, furry friends and team members. From recognition for outstanding service to knowledgeable team members, we’re proud to receive these awards. We’ll continually work to make Chuck & Don’s an engaging place to shop, work and be a community partner.

Best Pet Store in Rochester
Summer 2019
Named by Wagazine
Best of 2019: Best Pet Store
April 2019
Named by City Pages
#20 on Top 25 Pet Retailers in North America
March 2018
Named by Pet Business Magazine
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store in Wayzata, Bloomington, Burnsville, Farmington/Rosemount, Eagan, Lakeville, Plymouth and Elk River Store + Grooming
December 2017
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media
Best of the Best: Best Pet Store in Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Jordan, Lakeshore, Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee
November 2017
Awarded by Southwest News Media
Fast 50: Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Twin Cities

October 2017

Awarded by Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal

National Standard (workplace)
July 2017
Awarded by The Star Tribune
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store, Osseo/Maple Grove
February 2017
Awarded by Sun Newspapers
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store in Burnsville, Lakeville, Rosemount/Famington and Eagan
January 2017
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media (SUN This Week)
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store, Elk River
December 2016
Awarded by ECM – Elk River Star News
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store, Bloomington
December 2016
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media (Sun Sailor)
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store, Hopkins
December 2016
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media (Sun Sailor)
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store, Plymouth
December 2016
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media (Sun Sailor)
Fastest-Growing Company in America
August 2016
Awarded by Inc. 5000 magazine
Top Workplace
June 2016
Awarded by Minneapolis Star Tribune
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®Finalist – Upper Midwest
Awarded to Bob Hartzell, Chuck & Don’s CEO
June 2016
Awarded by EY
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store
Awarded to Chuck & Don’s Coon Rapids store
April 2016
Awarded by Anoka County Shopper
Best Pet Shop
February 2016
Awarded by Minneapolis Happening
Best Place to Spoil your Pet
February 2016
Awarded by Plymouth Magazine
Best Place to Spoil your Pet
February 2016
Awarded by Maple Grove Magazine
What Women Want: Favorite Place For Pet Gifts
February 2016
Awarded by Minnesota Women’s Press
Readers’ Choice: Best Pet Store Wayzata
December 2015
Awarded by ECM – Sun Media (Sun Sailor)
Fastest-Growing Company in America
August 2015
Awarded by Inc. 5000 magazine
Best Place to Spoil Your Pet
April 2014
Awarded by Plymouth Magazine
Best Place to Spoil Your Pet
April 2015
Awarded by Maple Grove Magazine
Top 100 Places to Work
March 2015
Awarded by MN Business Magazine
Reader’s Choice
December 2014
Sun Newspapers – Apply Valley, Eagan, Rosemount/Farmington and St. Louis Park
Best Pet Retailer with over $5m in Revenue, Bronze
May 2014
Pet Age magazine
2014 Best Pet Store Minneapolis
April 2014
Awarded by CityPages
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
Feb. 2014
Awarded by Congressman John Klien in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community
2013-2014 Outstanding Human-Animal Bond Promotion
July 1, 2013
Awarded by Pet Product News International
Best Pet Supply Store
June 2013
Awarded by Plymouth Magazine
2013 Community Partnership Award: Chuck & Don’s – Cottage Grove
June 2013
Awarded by Friends in Need Food Shelf (St. Paul Park) to local businesses offering exceptional support of the food shelf
Excellence in Community Service
April 2013
Awarded by Global Pet Expo and Pet Business Magazine
2012 Small Business Success Story
January 2013
Awarded by Twin Cities Business Magazine
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Retailer of the Year
July 2013
Awarded by Pet Business Magazine
  Supported Employer of the Year
2012
Awarded by ProAct, Inc. for assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving independence
Exceptional Sales
2012
Awarded by Coastal Pet Products
Best Pet Supplies
September 2011
Awarded by readers of Denver A-List
Angel Award
2010
Awarded by MN SNAP
Favorite Independent Pet Store
2009
Awarded by Minnesota Women’s Press magazine
Duebner Award Finalist
2009
Awarded by St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
#19 on Top 25 U.S. Pet Specialty Chains
2009
Named by Pet Business Magazine
Transforming Pets’ Lives Together
2009
From Nature’s Variety
  2008 Midwest Retailer of the Year
November 2008
Awarded by Old Mother Hubbard® (maker of Wellness® Natural Food for Pets) in recognition of their commitment to providing the best possible service and education to their customers.

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September 2008
Awarded by Coastal Pet Products
2007 Midwest District Retailer of the Year
2008
Awarded by Wellness®
Celebrate Business Success
2007
Awarded by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commence
Blue Ribbon Business Winner
2007
Awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Retailer of the Year – Mid Size Chain
2006
Awarded by Pet Product News International
Readers Choice Award: Independent Pet Supply Store
2005-2006
Awarded by TC Dog