Press release: Pet Evolution
Pet Evolution, a locally owned, healthy pet supply store dedicated to providing the highest quality products, is preparing for a busy year after rounding out 2021 with many successes including a number of development deals, an addition to their leadership team, and a partnership that will help the brand give back to its community.
In 2021, Pet Evolution sold eight new regional development deals in addition to 11 franchise licenses. The brand is gearing up for continued expansion over the next few years and, as a result, it welcomed a new senior vice president of operations, Lisa O’Brien, to its team. O’Brien has over 10 years of experience in franchising and has been a loyal customer of Pet Evolution since it opened.
Pet Evolution also announced a national cause marketing partnership with Make-a-Wish Foundation to help give back to the communities it operates within. This partnership does not come as a shock as the brand is consistently involved in the community and supports other organizations such as local animal shelters.
To top off the year, the brand’s flagship store surpassed $2.1 million in revenue in response to the rapid growth within the pet industry. By providing quality food, nutrition supplements, grooming services and more, Pet Evolution has been able to give the best of the best to its many loyal customers.
Pet Evolution has big plans for 2022, including targeting new markets within California, Colorado and Texas. The brand also plans on expanding their outreach within their home state of Minnesota. Pet Evolution is opening its first franchise locations in Minnesota and Houston, Texas, in Q1 and Q2 of this year.
The brand is looking to award another 12 development regions, 25 additional franchise licenses and open 10 to 12 locations by the end of the year. They look to do this by providing the highest quality pet products and services available from healthier pet food options, retail products and grooming services.
“We are so excited for what 2022 has in store for Pet Evolution,” said Peter Carlson, president of Pet Evolution Franchising, LLC. “We cannot wait to see our first franchise locations open this year, and bring our quality pet supplies and products to new communities across the country.”
Pet Evolution was founded in 2012 by friends Rian Thiele and Mike Osborn, after both having watched their childhood dogs suffer through the itchy paws, chronic ear infections and multiple vet trips of undiagnosed food allergies.
Pet Evolution began franchising after Carlson fell in love with the brand, and he remains a loyal customer to this day. Before joining the team, Carlson turned to Pet Evolution as his standard poodle, Leo, struggled with digestive and allergy issues, following countless tries with other products with no results. After switching to products endorsed by their team, Carlson immediately saw positive results that led to his dog living a happier life.
“At Pet Evolution, we believe that the health of our pets is just as important as the health of any other family member,” stated Carlson. “Our team is passionate about providing our customers with high-quality food and supplies to ensure that their pets are happy and healthy. With continued support from our loyal customers and our team, I have no doubt that we will continue to thrive in 2022.”