Chuck & Don’s, a destination pet supply store offering strong customer service and a wide selection of products, is expanding in the Denver market after acquiring the independently-owned Pet Outfitters. The company will also be celebrating the opening of its 41st store in late June.
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, Colorado, 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 and unique, 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 its 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,” Miller said. “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. It will be 5,500 square feet and feature a self-service dog wash, a first-time offering for the company in the Colorado market.
41st Store Opening
In late June 2018, Chuck & Don’s will be opening its 30th retail location in Minnesota—and 41st overall. Customers of the soon-to-be-open Plymouth East Chuck & Don’s can take advantage of a self-service pet wash center as well as nearly 5,000 square feet of high-quality foods and pet products.
“As our second location in the area, the local Plymouth community has shown us incredible support since we opened the first store in 2008,” Hartzell said. “Similar to our Edina store that opened early in 2018, Plymouth East will offer customers a clean, friendly and comfortable place to get their beloved pets clean. We’ve seen great success at our other pet wash locations and look forward to continuing to offer this option to our valued guests as we continue to expand.”
The new Minnesota location will be at 10160 6th Ave North Unit 110.
In January 2018, Chuck & Don’s acquired three existing Kansas All Paws Pet Center locations. Plymouth East is the second store opening in 2018. In 2017 alone, Chuck & Don’s opened four new locations, highlighting the continued success and growth of this retailer. In addition to their brick-and-mortar stores, Chuck & Don’s continues to expand e-commerce and home delivery in Minnesota and Colorado store areas through www.chuckanddonsdelivers.com.