Chanhassen Party Animals

Laughing dog

What, me party? Woof yes!

Warm hearts and cold noses were having seriously pawesome fun at our Chanhassen Grand Opening party January 14-15. KME Photography captured every goofy smile. Check out all of the party animals here.

Inquisitive black dog.

Inquisitive black and white dog. KME Photography.

Serious-looking Weimaraner dog. KME Photography.

Inquisitive black and white dog. KME Photography.

White scrappy terrier dog in front of window. KME Photography.

Photos by KME Photography.

Arlo Needs a Forever Home

Arlo - Foster cat at Savage

Arlo, who is currently being taken care of at our Savage, Minn. location, had just one thing on his holiday wish list – his very own forever family. Though the holidays are over, Arlo is still waiting for his perfect forever home and it could be with you!

He has been through much transition and is craving routine and predictability.  The goal for Arlo is not to just find a family, but to find the perfect family for him who will be patient with him and love and appreciate him for the wonderful boy he is.  Arlo is a bit of a character and his antics will keep you laughing.

Now almost 2 years old, Arlo was originally a stray who was adopted earlier this year.  There was a lot of stress for Arlo there and he was returned.  He came back with self-inflicted wounds, which were the result of his chewing and biting himself in a condition known as “barbering.” Various treatments were tried, most unsuccessfully. It was discovered that Arlo gets carried away with his playtime.  If playtime came to an abrupt end, his behavior would turn into aggression towards himself and people, much like a toddler throwing a temper tantrum. Through extensive conditioning and a mild dose of Fluoxetine (10 mg daily), Arlo has made considerable improvements. His energy level has since stabilized and his playtime behavior has become much better. He takes his frustrations out on his toys, to which he should be redirected, and will now give loving kisses to just about any calm person willing to spend a few minutes with him.

This handsome boy still has some work to do and his new family must be dedicated to plenty of playtime each day, to the point that Arlo is physically tired.  His new home can have no other cats or small animals. He may have the potential to thrive in a home with a dog but it is critical that both animals are introduced slowly. It is possible he can be weaned off his medication but his new family should be committed to keeping him stable and on a raw diet. They must also be prepared to provide lots of toys and attention to Arlo!  He will thrive in a calm environment and if there are children in his new home, it would be best if they are over the age of 12 and know to be respectful to animals. Arlo weighs about 10-12 pounds so he is a very manageable size.

If you think you can provide all that Arlo needs to be happy, please send an inquiry to email hidden; JavaScript is required. He can be visited with at the Savage, Minn. store location.

There is no application fee but a home visit may be required and his adopter will be required to sign a contract, agreeing to his terms of adoption. Arlo’s adoption fee is $180.


Did you know that many of our locations foster and provide care for cats that are up for adoption through area rescue organizations? You can check each store page to see if the location near you is part of the program and which organization they foster through.

Chanhassen Grand Opening Celebration


Join us Saturday, January 14 from 9am-12pm and Sunday, January 15 from 12-3pm to celebrate our Chanhassen Grand Opening. Enjoy a special offer too.

Festivities include (check back, we are adding more!):

  • Free pet photos by KME Photography (donations suggested to Mission Animal Hospital, a non-profit Eden Prairie clinic that provides high-quality veterinary care for those in need) 9-11am Saturday and 1-3pm Sunday
  • Get a “pawtograph” from Snooki, a Chihuahua model/actress, rescue advocate and Chuck & Don’s customer (She’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
  • Register to win free prizes
  • Get product information and demonstrations with free samples
  • Free chair massages for people from Chanhassen’s Omega Chiropractic
  • Activities for kids including balloon animals Saturday
  • Treats for people and pets
  • Meet adoptable pets
  • The first 50 customers on Saturday receive an exclusive Chuck & Don’s knit hat (styles and colors may vary)

Chuck & Don's knit hat

Leashed pets welcome!

KME Photography Logo

Huskie dog looking at camera.

Photo by KME Photography

Check out Snooki’s pet’s eye view of the new store:

All events are while supplies last.

Keep Pets Stimulated Indoors

Planet Dog's Orbee-Tuff Snoop

As the temps start to drop and the snow begins to fly, we develop plans to combat our winter blues, but we need to remember that our fuzzy friends can get bored too. This dilemma is easy to fix by purchasing toys that both stimulate and entertain.

Chuck & Don’s has a wide array of cat and dog toys that area ideal for breaking up winter’s monotony.

Treat-dispensing toys for dogs – such as Starmark’s Everlasting Bento Ball and Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff Snoop (shown in picture) – can amuse for hours. The Toppl by West Paw Design is another great treat-keeping toy and with its two-part cup system, even the smartest dog can enjoy hours of playtime.

Cats can also get stir crazy in the winter and that’s why KONG’s Glide ‘n Seek is a great option. With spinning and twirling feathers playing peek-a-boo in a constant motion, this toy can entertain for hours.

While in the cat aisle, also remember to pick up a few peacock feathers, as most cats find them irresistible.

Stop into your local Chuck & Don’s and we will be more than happy to help you choose the best winter toys according to your pet’s preferences.



Our newest Colorado store needs you! We are searching for enthusiastic members to join our Frisco, Colo. team.

Customer service is the cornerstone of our success, and making our customers’ pets happy and healthy is our number one priority.  We firmly believe that our team members drive the success of the company through their passion for animals which is exhibited through our excellent customer service.

Chuck & Don’s is guided by core values that are demonstrated on a daily basis in an environment that fosters teamwork and individual growth through learning and sharing knowledge.

Join us and discover a work experience where your passion for animals can open up new career opportunities.  We’re looking for individuals who like working on a team and have the drive to educate our customers on our various products therefore creating a positive shopping experience.  Come unleash your talents with Chuck & Don’s!

Full-time and part time team members enjoy a variety of benefits. Open positions in Frisco include Team Member, Supervisor and Assistant Manager. For more information and to apply visit our Careers page.




The highest Chuck & Don’s in the world is opening soon! Our 10th Colorado store is located in beautiful Frisco in the heart of Ski Country. Join us Nov. 17-20 for four days of savings, giveaways and treats for people and pets.

  • Daily giveaways including stainless steel camp mugs, pet bandanas, beer mugs and more (while supplies last).
  • Register to win prizes including door prizes each hour.
  • Snacks for people and pets.
  • Free sample bar for pets.
  • Receive 50% off any one item – coupon required

Visit the Frisco store page for more information.



Our Postcards are Going Electronic: Don't Miss Out

Cat sleeping on computer

Great news … beginning in 2017, the Chuck & Don’s postcards (including Good and Best Friends) will be sent out via email, so submit your email address.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll no longer have to remember to bring the postcard to the store. Plus, you’ll get your offers in a more efficient, timely manner.


We want to continue to be good stewards of our environment and resources.

What do you need to do?

Provide your email address. If we don’t have your email address in our system, please submit it via the form link or provide it to one of our friendly team members next time you’re in the store.

What else is Chuck & Don’s doing to be more environmentally friendly?

We’ve been working at reducing our carbon foot print for several years. We offer a five-cent rebate for using your own bags at the store, reuse the packaging from our vendors, have been installing LED lighting, and recycle our cardboard and most of the plastic used in shipping.

We also sell pet foods that participate in the TerraCycle recycle program (Wellness® TruFood®, Open Farm and Earthborn Holistic®) and toys made from recycled materials.

Submit your email address

Submit now using this link.



Now Open in Chanhassen

Chanhassen store interior

Now Open!

Chanhassen, Minn. is already home to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, and the late, great Prince’s Paisley Park. Chuck & Don’s is happy to join the Chanhassen community with our 26th Twin Cities-area store. Our Chanhassen team members bring their expert customer service and the product knowledge that customers have come to expect to this new location.

We have everything you need to keep your pets happy whether you’re snuggling at home, playing in your yard or taking walks on Chanhassen’s well-known, beautiful trails. Our selection of premium food and treats will include brands made in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our new store is located at 7818 Market Boulevard in the Market Square shopping area. We can’t wait to meet our community neighbors and connect with local animal rescue organizations through our events, foster cat program and fundraisers.

Black Friday Weekend

Get $5 for every $60 spent

Not into getting up at dark thirty to stand in some parking lot just to save a few bucks?

Get $5 in Chuck’s Bucks® for every $50 you spend at Chuck & Don’s Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016*. Hold onto your Chuck’s Bucks and bring them with you when purchasing items at any of our stores Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 3, 2017 to save on your purchases.

Grateful and Giving Back

Photo of fall dogPlus, you can help pets in need on Friday, Nov. 25. Chuck & Don’s, Fromm Family Foods and AvoDerm will donate one pound of pet food for each person that comes into our stores 7-11am. Bring a pet and we’ll donate two pounds. No purchase necessary. Donations go to Second Harvest Heartland, the Red Wing Area Food ShelfUnited Way St. Croix Valley Food Resource Center and Pets of the Homeless. We’ll provide free snacks and coffee as a thanks for helping animals in need.

12 Days of Deals

Don’t miss our 12 Days offers December 6-17.

*Chuck’s Bucks valid Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 3, 2017. Use towards any purchase at Chuck & Don’s. Not valid on previous purchases. No cash value. No cash back.