Chuck & Don's Acquires Pet Specialty Retailer in Kansas
Chuck & Don’s, a specialty pet retail chain with stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado, is expanding into Kansas. The retailer acquired All Paws Pet Center on Jan. 11. The acquisition consists of three existing locations.
Since its inception in 1990, Chuck & Don’s has continued to grow throughout the Midwest and beyond, boasting 30 Minnesota locations, 10 Colorado locations and one location in Wisconsin. With a desire to grow the business and offer an outstanding customer experience to new regions, Chuck & Don’s has acquired All Paws Pet Center which is a family-owned business whose values and culture mirror its own.
“Geographic expansion beyond our current locations in Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin has been a strategy for the company,” said Bob Hartzell, CEO and President of Chuck & Don’s. “We’ve been looking for the right fit, and I’m happy to say we’ve found that in All Paws Pet Center. Our companies have a similar history in that they were founded to meet the need for high quality pet products in their community, and found success when they paired it with friendly, knowledgeable service.”
Similar to Chuck & Don’s, All Paws Pet Center provides the highest quality pet foods and supplies, and has a knowledgeable and caring staff that is dedicated to the well-being of its customer’s pets, said company officials. Additionally, All Paws Pet Center supports local rescues and adoption agencies, which share Chuck & Don’s commitment to making a positive difference in the communities in which they operate.
Operating since 2006, All Paws Pet Center was founded by Paul and Tammy Baumann in Wichita, Kan., and has grown to three locations: All Paws Pet Center - West (1444 N. Maize, Wichita), All Paws Pet Center - East (2244 N. Greenwich Rd., Wichita) and All Paws Pet Center - Derby (1821 E. Madison, Derby). As part of the acquisition by Chuck & Don’s, employees of All Paws Pet Center will remain, including minority owners David and Pat Lebus. Company co-founder, Paul Baumann, will become a board member for Chuck & Don’s moving forward.
“When we were looking to sell, we wanted to find the best company possible to continue our values and mission of offering quality pet foods in Wichita for every budget,” said Paul Baumann, co-founder of All Paws Pet Center. “We’re excited to be joining forces with a like minded company who provides a unique experience for pet owners in comparison to big box stores, and cares about the communities they serve. We’re confident that our customers and their pets will continue to experience the highest quality care with Chuck & Don’s.”