The Pittsburgh-based franchise expects to open 10 to 12 new locations nationwide in 2018 and have as many as 75 total facilities over the next five years.
Bentley’s Pet Stuff acquired a North Carolina-based retailer with locations in four North Carolina cities.
The winning organization will receive an investment of up to $350,000.
More than 1,000 companies applied to be ranked, making it the magazine’s most competitive year yet, according to Entrepreneur officials.
The acquisition reinforces Worldwise’s commitment to further invest in the Sherpa brand, according to company officials.
The company moved its center of operations from Carmel, Calif., to the Kansas City suburb in January 2015.
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation provided 89 dogs with necessary medical attention in 2017.
The consolidation aims to better serve pet specialty and to realize Zuke’s growth potential, according to company officials.
The company's donut toy made a special achievement.
Petco opened its first veterinary hospital, operated by Thrive Affordable Vet Care, in Aldine, Texas in October 2017.