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UK-Based Lintbells Acquires Mobility Brand Walkin’ Pets


Press release: YuMOVE 

Lintbells, home of YuMOVE, the UK’s No. 1 scientifically proven veterinary joint supplement brand and official joint supplement of the American Kennel Club, recently announced the acquisition of leading U.S. pet mobility aids provider, Walkin’ Pets. The acquisition is part of Lintbells’ U.S. growth strategy and represents a significant expansion as it continues its mission to give pets a more active life by making the most life-changing differences to dogs and cats globally. 

Walkin’ Pets was established by Mark Robinson in 2001 in Amherst, New Hampshire. His inspiration was personal after his own dog, Mercedes, was put down before her time, after being diagnosed with canine epilepsy. It became his mission to build a company that offered a range of support products designed to extend an active and high-quality life to pets. Twenty years later, Walkin’ Pets is the leading U.S. pet mobility aids brand with a product portfolio that includes wheelchairs, harnesses and braces, and a superb reputation for innovation and quality care of pets and customers.

Lintbells, which already has a significant U.S. footprint through its fast-growing supplements business, plans to grow sales not only by expanding its newly acquired mobility aids business, but also introducing its market-leading YuMOVE supplements to the Walkin’ Pets community. Outside the U.S., the Walkin’ Pets acquisition will open new markets for YuMOVE in the UK and internationally, thanks to the U.S. company’s global distribution network.

“Lintbells’ mission and values align perfectly with Walkin’ Pets, so I’m delighted to welcome the brand and team,” said Fiona Hope, CEO Lintbells. “We both share a deep commitment to helping pets stay ‘active for life’ and are well-known for the efficacy and science behind our products and the highest levels of customer care and educational support. Lintbells is an ambitious business, and this acquisition moves us into a completely new but aligned sector and supports our global growth strategy as we move towards becoming a global pet healthcare company.”    

“When a company provides health and happiness to animals worldwide it takes on a life of its own – it wants to grow,” said Mark Robinson, Walkin’ Pets founder and CEO. “Walkin’ Pets, in partnership with YuMOVE, will reach more pets in need with exciting new products and services to improve their quality of life. I’m proud of what this company has become and can’t wait to watch it grow.”

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