Recall on Wellness Canned Cat Food

Wellness Canned Cat
Chuck & Don’s is aware that a voluntary pet product recall has been initiated on Wellness Canned Cat food (specific recipes and best by dates — see below) 12.5 oz cans. We’re taking steps to ensure that ALL affected products are NOT available in our stores. Please feel free to contact any of our stores to discuss this recall further.
We take the well-being of our customer’s pets seriously. Please refer to the info below from Wellness for details specific to this recall.

Dear Pet Parents,

Here at WellPet we work hard every day to make sure our natural pet food is the best it can be. So when we were notified this week that a very small amount of our canned cat product may not have been manufactured to our high-quality standards, we decided to voluntarily recall it from retailers’ shelves.

Though the chance of having affected product is remote, withdrawing these products is the right thing to do.

Keeping your trust in our brand is so important to us, and so we wanted to let you and our retailers know right away. Since the products may not have been made consistent with our quality assurance guidelines, we want to replace them. Our Quality team learned that a foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility, and so we are taking this conservative step to ensure the well-being of cats and to put our consumers’ minds at ease.

The recipes are in 12.5 oz. cans with the following best by dates:

Recipe Best By Date
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Herring 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken 08/03/2019 & 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Chicken & Lobster 08/04/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey & Salmon 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Turkey 08/04/2019 & 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Chicken 08/05/2019
Wellness Canned Cat 12.5 oz Beef & Salmon 08/05/2019

Please click here for how the best by date appears on your can.

If you have any of the 12.5 oz recipes with these best by dates, you may email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call us at 1-877-227-9587 and we’ll replace your product.

No other Wellness recipes that your pets currently enjoy are involved, so you can continue to feed your pets Wellness with full confidence.

WellPet has worked hard to earn the trust of pet parents, and we fully intend on maintaining that trust. As a parent of a yellow lab named Rommel, I understand the sense of responsibility we all share for our dogs and cats. Rest assured we are taking every action to ensure that our highest standards are being met, and product quality and safety will always be our top priority.


Camelle Kent

Chief Executive Officer

Recall on Evanger's Hunk of Beef Au Jus

Chuck & Don’s is aware that a voluntary pet product recall has been initiated on Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Au Jus (specific lot numbers — see below) 12 oz cans. We’re taking steps to ensure that ALL Evanger’s Hunk of Beef products are NOT available in our stores. Please feel free to contact any of our stores to discuss this recall further.
We take the well-being of our customer’s pets seriously. Please refer to the info below from Evanger’s for details specific to this recall.


Evangers Dog & Cat Food Co
Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus. Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.
The specifically-identified lot numbers (as detailed below) of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef being voluntarily recalled were distributed to retail locations and sold online in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016.Although pentobarbital was detected in a single lot, Evangers is voluntarily recalling Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured the same week, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020. The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label.
The subject recall affects 5 lots of food that were produced from its supplier’s lot of beef, which is specifically used for the Hunk of Beef product and no other products. To date, it has been reported that five dogs became ill and 1 of the five dogs passed away after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13. Evanger’s is proactively issuing a recall voluntarily so as not to risk potential exposure to pentobarbital in the product.All Evanger’s suppliers of meat products are USDA approved. This beef supplier provides us with beef chunks from cows that are slaughtered in a USDA facility. We continue to investigate how this substance entered our raw material supply.Because we source from suppliers of meat products that are USDA approved, and no other products have had any reported problems, we are not extending the recall to other supplier lots. This is the first recall for Evanger’s in its 82 years of manufacturing. Although it has been verified that little or no product remains on store shelves, if consumers still have cans with the aforementioned lot numbers, he or she should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time, Monday – Friday.

Katie K9 Live Broadcast for Pinky Swear

NutriSource, Pinky Swear, Chuck & Don's and myTalk logos

Join myTalk’s Katie K9 for a LIVE broadcast from our Chanhassen store from 4-6PM Sunday, February 19 with NutriSource to raise awareness for the Pinky Swear Foundation!

Stop out early — she’ll be there from 3-4pm to meet listeners before the broadcast. myTalk’s Alexis Thompson will also be there to give “Shoreview Psychic” pet readings! Plus, when you shop at any of our 26 Minnesota/Wisconsin locations on Sunday, February 19, you can round up your purchase to benefit the Pinky Swear Foundation. Pinky Swear helps kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

Here’s the full line-up of fun:

  • Pre-show meet-and-greet with dog training expert Katie K-9 from 3-4PM and LIVE show 4-6PM
  • “Shoreview Psychic” pet readings by myTalk’s Alexis Thompson 4-6PM
  • Pet photo booth with props with donation
  • Nail trims by VCA Chanhassen Animal Hospital with $10 suggested donation
  • Hear the Pinky Swear story from founders, Steve and Becky Chepokas
  • Register to win dog or cat gift basket prizes
  • Wiley Wallaby Gourmet Liquorice and refreshments
  • Free NutriSource and PureVita pet food samples
  • Leashed pets welcome

Check out the event page on Facebook.

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.