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Minnesota-based company rebrands three stores acquired from All Paws Pet Center; stores introduce new name but will include the same team, more food options

Chuck & Don’s has completed its rebranding of the three Wichita-area All Paws Pet Center stores the company acquired in January 2018. The three stores officially opened as Chuck & Don’s locations. These are the first Chuck & Don’s stores in Kansas.

The new Chuck & Don’s stores are located at: 1444 N. Maize, Wichita; 2244 N. Greenwich Rd., Wichita; and 1821 E. Madison, Derby. The three Kansas stores bring the company’s growing footprint to 44 total stores. This includes 30 in Minnesota, 10 in Colorado and one in Wisconsin.

Why All Paws?

Chuck & Don’s COO/CFO Thomas Murphy said the Wichita market is a solid fit for the company’s expansion. He cited an admiration for All Paws Pet Center, given similar philosophies between the companies toward providing high-quality pet products, knowledgeable and caring staff as well as a strong history in forging partnerships with local pet rescue and adoption agencies.

“Wichita is a great pet town and we are thrilled for this opportunity to be a part of this community and continue to build on the great legacy established by All Paws Pet Center,” said Murphy. “Pet families of Wichita can continue to expect the same foods and products and the same friendly, knowledgeable team of employees who are passionate about helping pet families and their companions.”

As part of the acquisition, Chuck & Don’s retained all current All Paws Pet Center employees, including minority owners David and Pat Lebus. All Paws Pet Center company co-founder, Paul Baumann, became a Board Member of Chuck & Don’s.

About Chuck & Don’s

Chuck & Don’s offers brand name and specialty pet foods and supplies for dogs and cats. Each location welcomes customers and their leashed pets to experience outstanding customer service, knowledgeable, pet-loving staff and quality product offerings. The three Wichita-area locations also offer self-service pet wash tubs and dryers.

The company also hosts many in-store events, including puppy playtimes, educational presentations — such as nail trimming demonstrations — as well as pet donation days in partnership with local rescue organizations. Event calendar listings for each of the new stores will be posted online.

Additional Shopping Options

In addition to its brick-and-mortar stores, Chuck & Don’s continues to expand its in-store pickup and home delivery services. Information for these services is online at: www.chuckanddonsdelivers.com.

Wichita-Area All Paws Pet Center Shops Become Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies Stores October 1


Minnesota-based company rebrands three stores acquired from All Paws Pet Center; stores introduce new name but will include the same team, more food options

 

MAHTOMEDI, MINNESOTA — SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 — Chuck & Don’s, a destination pet-supplies store with excellent customer experience and a wide selection of products, has completed its rebranding of the three Wichita-area All Paws Pet Center stores the company acquired in January 2018. The three stores will officially open as Chuck & Don’s locations on October 1. These are the first Chuck & Don’s locations in Kansas.

The new Chuck & Don’s stores are located at: 1444 N. Maize, Wichita; 2244 N. Greenwich Rd., Wichita; and 1821 E. Madison, Derby. The three Kansas stores bring the company’s growing footprint to 44 total stores, which includes 30 in Minnesota, 10 in Colorado and one in Wisconsin.

Chuck & Don’s COO/CFO Thomas Murphy said the Wichita market is a solid fit for the company’s expansion and cited an admiration for All Paws Pet Center, given similar philosophies between the companies toward providing high-quality pet products, knowledgeable and caring staff as well as a strong history in forging partnerships with local pet rescue and adoption agencies.

“Wichita is a great pet town and we are thrilled for this opportunity to be a part of this community and continue to build on the great legacy established by All Paws Pet Center,” said Murphy. “Pet families of Wichita can continue to expect the same foods and products and the same friendly, knowledgeable team of employees who are passionate about helping pet families and their companions.”

As part of the acquisition, Chuck & Don’s retained all current All Paws Pet Center employees, including minority owners David and Pat Lebus. All Paws Pet Center company co-founder, Paul Baumann, also became a Board Member of Chuck & Don’s.

Chuck & Don’s offers brand name and specialty pet foods and supplies for dogs and cats. Each location welcomes customers and their leashed pets to experience outstanding customer service, knowledgeable, pet-loving staff and high-quality product offerings. The three Wichita-area locations also offer self-service pet wash tubs and dryers.

The company also hosts many in-store events, including puppy playtimes, educational presentations — such as nail trimming demonstrations — as well as pet donation days in partnership with local rescue organizations. Event calendar listings for each of the new stores will be posted online at https://chuckanddons.com.

In addition to its brick-and-mortar stores, Chuck & Don’s continues to expand its in-store pickup and home delivery services. Information for these services is online at: www.chuckanddonsdelivers.com.

CHUCK & DON’S JOINS FORCES WITH PET OUTFITTERS OF GREENWOOD VILLAGE AND CHERRY HILLS


Bob and Chuck with team

MAHTOMEDI, Minn. (April 6, 2018) –– Chuck & Don’s, a destination pet supply store offering excellent customer service and a wide selection of products, is excited to announce its expansion in the Denver market with a new location in Greenwood Village. Chuck & Don’s has the opportunity to carry on the legacy of Pet Outfitters upon its owner’s retirement. The Pet Outfitters location in Greenwood Village was officially welcomed into the Chuck & Don’s family on March 15, 2018, and will continue to provide pet food, supplies and support to pets and their owners in the Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills area.

Pet Outfitters was established in 1987 and has been servicing the Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills area ever since. Since 2001, Libby Miller and professional staff have set a focus to bring pets and their owners healthy food, unique and safe products. In addition, the store has supported local animal shelters and actively participated in a variety of charitable causes dedicated to the protection and care of animals. To ensure Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills continue to get the best support for their pet’s needs, Miller has become part of the Chuck & Don’s family and is now in a consulting role to help the company and it’s customers transition to the Chuck & Don’s brand.

“When we were looking to sell the business, we wanted to find the best company possible to carry on our values and mission in this neighborhood,” said Libby Miller. “We’re excited to be joining forces with a like-minded company who will continue to serve pets and their owners in Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills.”

Since its inception in 1990, Chuck & Don’s has continued to grow throughout the Midwest and beyond, boasting 30 Minnesota locations, 10 Colorado locations, one location in Wisconsin, and three stores in Kansas that operate under the All Paws Pet Center brand. With a desire to grow the business and offer an outstanding customer experience, Chuck & Don’s was attracted to Pet Outfitters as an independently-owned business whose values and culture mirror its own.

“We’ve been looking for the right partner to help further expand in the southeast Denver area and I’m happy to say we’ve found that in Libby and her Pet Outfitters operation,” said Bob Hartzell, CEO and president of Chuck & Don’s. “Pet Outfitters is known for its high quality pet products and friendly, knowledgeable service, making them a great addition to the Chuck & Don’s family.”

The Pet Outfitters location will move into an adjacent larger space this spring where it will become part of the newest Chuck & Don’s Colorado location at 5926 S Holly Street. The Chuck & Don’s at Greenwood Village will be 5,500 square feet and feature a self-service dog wash, a first-time offering for the company in the Colorado market.

To learn more about Chuck & Don’s and this acquisition, visit www.chuckanddons.com.

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About Chuck & Don’s

Founded by Charles “Chuck” Anderson and Don Tauer in 1990, Chuck & Don’s is the local destination pet supply store offering brand name, specialty pet foods and supplies for dogs, cats, small animals, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Chuck & Don’s is known for its outstanding customer service, highly knowledgeable staff and commitment to the communities it serves. In 2017, Chuck & Don’s customers working with Chuck & Don’s donated more than $508,000 in checks, gift card and gift baskets, as well as 183,000 pounds of pet food to organizations in need.

Chuck & Don’s has 30 locations in Minnesota, 10 in Colorado, one in Wisconsin and acquired three existing Kansas’ All Paws Pet Center locations in  January 2018. Chuck & Don’s has been featured on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in 2016 and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 for the fastest-growing privately held companies in the Twin Cities in 2017. Additionally, the company has been named a top workplace by Minnesota Business and the Star Tribune. Shop online for all your favorite Chuck & Don’s products and have them conveniently delivered to your home for free in select locations. To learn more, visit www.chuckanddons.com.

Have you visited our West St. Paul store?


West St. Paul

Have you visited our newest Minnesota store in West St. Paul? Check out these beautiful photos by Dogs of St. Paul. We celebrated our opening with a big party January 13-14, 2018 with lots of fur-filled fun.

In addition to the free activities, thanks to your generosity, we donated 10% of our sales back to community partners Secondhand Hounds and Feline Rescue. Big Leap of Faith Dog Training & Services was on hand to answer training questions and offer helpful tips.

West St. Paul

West St. Paul

West St. Paul

West St. Paul

West St. Paul

Art by local Minnesota company: Beams & Boards

West St. Paul

West St. Paul

 

Woodbury Grand Opening Celebration


Gray Dog smiling for Woodbury Grand Opening Celebration

It’s time to PAW-ty! Join us Saturday, July 16 from 9am-3pm to celebrate our new Woodbury, Minnesota Chuck & Don’s store and its Grand Opening. Enjoy this special offer too.

Grand Opening festivities include:

  • The first 100 customers will receive a coupon for up to $100 off their purchasePosers Photography Large Smiling dog
  • Free pet photos (suggested donation to local rescues) by Posers Photography
  • Register to win free prizesPosers Photography tan and white cat photo
  • Product information and demonstrations with free samples
  • Activities for kids
  • Treats for people and pets
  • Meet adoptable pets
  • Meet Katie K9 — Dog trainer and radio personality
  • Meet MUDONNA from the Saint Paul Saints (9-10am)Mudonna, the Saint Paul Saints Mascot holds up a GO sign

Leashed pets welcome!

All events are while supplies last.

Our Edina Store is OPEN for Business!


Edina MapChuck & Don’s 19th Minnesota location is open for business in Edina! We’re located just east of Southdale Center in the Yorkdale Shoppes across from Cub Foods at 6821 York Avenue South. Store Hours are Monday thru Friday 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm.

Chuck & Don’s District Manager Mary Bayless says, “We are looking forward to bringing our wide selection of quality pet products to Edina. The area is a great fit for Chuck & Don’s and we believe our offerings and service will be welcomed by this pet-friendly community.”

Although the store is now open for business – mark your calendars for the Grand Opening on Saturday, April 20. We will be celebrating the new location with family-friendly activities and giveaways!

Come on in and check out our newest Chuck & Don’s location! We can’t wait to meet all our new neighbors and their pets!

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Aurora Store Opening and Abby’s Pet Place


It’s spring, time for things to grow and blossom, and that’s exactly what’s going on in our Colorado community!

A new store in Aurora will be opening on May 7, 2012. We are very excited about this and delighted to offer the Aurora pet community the same high quality pet products and individualized customer service upon which we have built our reputation. Stay tuned for details, we’re looking forward to having you and your pet(s) stop by, say ‘hello’ and check us out!

Also on May 7 Abby’s Pet Place will be opening. This is a community resource which provides a variety of educational, social and wellness opportunities for all pets and pet owners. The focus will be on the role dogs play in our lives, and Abby’s Pet Place will strive to bridge the human animal connection.  Partnered with rescue organizations, humane societies, The University of Denver Institute for Human Animal Connection, vets, chiropractors and therapy certification organizations, Abby’s Pet Place is THE resource to have all your pet-related questions answered.

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We Make Pets Happy!

Centennial, Colorado Store Opening!


We’re excited to be opening another Colorado store on October 25th!

The new store is located in the city of Centennial at 2253 Briarwood Avenue, Suite 502  in The Streets at SouthGlenn Shopping Center. You will find more information and directions here.

As our presence grows in Colorado, so does our involvement in the animal welfare causes and the Colorado community. Find out more by clicking here.

Rest assured we will be offering the same quality customer service that has become a trademark in all of our stores. From helping you with decisions about what food is best for your pet to helping you carry your purchases to the car, our Team Members are here to help!

We hope you will stop by and say ‘hi”’ – we’d love to meet you and your pets!

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We Make Pets Happy!

New Minnesota Store – Minneapolis-Northeast – Opens June 23rd Grand Openings – Blaine and Minneapolis-Northeast - July 23rd


We recently opened a store in Blaine and we will be opening a store in Northeast Minneapolis in just a couple days – on June 23rd.

The Minneapolis-Northeast is located at 335 Central Avenue SE, at the corner of Central Avenue and 4th Street, with convenient parking in the Lund’s lot.

We are happy to serve the pets and their people in both these communities with our trademark one-of-a-kind customer service.

Mark your calendars for Saturday July 23, which is the Grand Opening for both the Blaine and Minneapolis-Northeast stores.  We are planning a full day of festivities. Patrick Nau Photography will be at the Blaine store from 9am-12pm and at the NE Minneapolis store from 1-4pm giving away a FREE 4”x6” portrait. Both stores will also have a pet Look-A-Like contest, a dog kissing booth and dog pools. In addition, both stores will also have a drawing for a $100 Chuck & Don’s gift card – you just might be the winner!

Additional events at our Blaine store includes The Wildcat Sanctuary from 12-3pm  and  MN Pitbull Rescue from 11am-2pm.

Stop by our NE Minneapolis Store between 9am-12pm to meet RAGOM (Retrieve A Golden of Minnesota) and the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control will answer questions and sell pet licenses between 11am-2pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your pets at our Grand Openings!

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We Make Pets Happy!

New Store Updates


We have heard you on Facebook, Twitter, our We Make Pets Happy Blog and in person in our stores. Our customers are speaking out, and we are listening! What we’re hearing is that you would like additional Chuck & Don’s stores.

We’re happy to announce that we will soon be opening two additional stores – one in Minnesota and the other in Colorado.  Northeast Minneapolis is the site for our newest store in Minnesota.   Located at 335 Central Avenue SE at the corner of Central Avenue and 4th Street (next to the Lund’s parking lot) this store will open by July 1.  In Colorado, we continue our development plans for our second store in the Centennial-SouthGlenn area.  Stay tuned for an update on the opening date for this location.

We’re looking forward to being the ‘new kid on the block’ in these neighborhoods.  We’ll continue our commitment to making pets happy by bringing the same premium pet food, products, expertise and customer service to these communities.

We thank you for your continued support!

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We Make Pets Happy!