Pet Industry News Current Issue Exclusives Classified Ads Marketplaces Industry People & Profiles Pet Industry Resource Center
9:42 PM   April 20, 2014
Your E-mail:
Click Here to Subscribe
Subscriber Services
Which type of signage do you most prefer to use inside your store?
Click Here for Complete Breed & Species Profiles
Product Finder
Bookmark and Share

JW Pet, Canine Hardware Sold to Petmate

Posted: Dec. 18, 2012, 1:50 p.m. EST


Pet products giant JW Pet Co. Inc. and a smaller manufacturer, Canine Hardware Inc., were acquired Monday by Arlington, Texas-based Petmate.

Terms were not disclosed.

JW Pet, based in Teterboro, N.J., makes a range of products for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals. Among its offerings are Hol-ee Roller dog toys, Cataction cat toys and Activitoy bird toys.

Canine Hardware, out of Seattle, is noted for its Chuckit line of fetch games.

"We...look forward to building upon each brand’s legacy of quality and innovation by working to ensure the brand visions are implemented to the best of our ability,” said Joe Messner, CEO of Petmate.

 Hol-ee Roller
JW Pet’s Hol-ee Roller toys have a patented honeycomb design and are made for fetching, chewing, tugging and treat dispensing.
Petmate will incorporate both brands into its catalog, which includes kennel and bedding products, feeding and watering devices, grooming supplies, litter maintenance items, pet toys, and collars and leashes.  

JW Pet was founded in 1998 by Jon Willinger, who called the takeover "an exciting transition." He will become Petmate’s vice president of toys and accessories.

"I look forward to leading Petmate’s expanded pet toy and accessory category into the future,” Willinger said.

Canine Hardware released its iconic Chuckit line 13 years ago.

"We are excited about Petmate’s commitment to bring the resources to drive innovation and fulfill the Chuckit mission of enhancing the bond between people and their pets through play,” said Mark Oblack, president of Canine Hardware.

Among Petmate’s brands are Aspen Pet, Wetnoz, Bamboo, Booda and Fat Cat.

<HOME>



 Give us your opinion on
JW Pet, Canine Hardware Sold to Petmate

Submit a Comment

Industry Professional Site: Comments from non-industry professionals will be removed.

Reader Comments
Check out spyrosports football launcher
It looks very similar to canine hardwares roller
Launcher which infringes on anything non spherical
Because a non spherical object is something only with out
A radius.
Carl Fitt, International
Posted: 1/23/2013 5:07:44 PM
View Current Comments

Dog Training Solutions
Buy Now
Grooming Your Dog
Buy Now
Healthy Puppy
Buy Now
Become a Fan of Pet Product News  International
Follow us on Twitter
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed.
PRIVACY POLICY/OUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.
Terms of Use | Guidelines for Participation
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our messageboards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC, nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.



Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.