October 17, 2015

Outward Hound, manufacturer and distributor of toys, games, supplies and feeders for pets, has acquired pet product company Petstages.

This is the third and largest acquisition for Outward Hound, further differentiating the company’s product offerings while opening up new retail and specialty distribution channels.

“In Petstages we have found an execution-oriented, passionate culture of pet experts with impressive product offerings that strategically complement our own,” said Outward Hound CEO Kyle Hansen. “We are excited to bring together our extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative pet products in the world.”

Petstages has won several awards for innovation and business performance and has developed products including the Dogwood Chew Stick, Orka chew toys and INVIRONMENT scratchers.

“Providing products with purpose is the cornerstone of the Petstages philosophy,” said Petstages president Torjus Lundevall. “This deal gives us the greater capacity and resources that we need to provide continuous innovation and develop new meaningful product solutions.”

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