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Pet Parents Plans $7.7M Building in Iowa

The project will more than double the company’s space.

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Pet Parents Pet Parents is building a 45,000-square-foot facility in office, distribution and warehouse facility in Iowa.

Pet Parents has begun construction of a $7.7 million office, distribution and warehouse facility in Ankeny, IA.

The 45,000-square-foot building will more than double the company’s space.

“Just about five years ago, I was fulfilling orders in our garage, and now Pet Parents has doubled or nearly doubled year-over-year ever since I started in 2016,” said CEO and founder Blake Anderson, noting that the firm was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. “It’s fitting one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. is headquartered in one of the fastest-growing cities in America. We’re delighted to deepen our roots in Ankeny, Iowa, where we call home and which is well situated in close proximity to several wonderful state and private universities.”

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The new dog-friendly building will be a modern, open-concept building with optimized acoustics, walls of windows for natural light, and smart office building systems to create an atmosphere where their employees, or The Pack, can continue to be inspired and help change pet families’ lives. The 20,000 square feet of office space will have several conference, break out, and individual rooms for collaboration and additional privacy, as well as custom workstations for ultimate privacy, work, and comfort for employees and furbabies.

Because pets are family, the Pet Parents office will have quite a few dog-friendly amenities. The new headquarters will have two large, size-specific dog parks for The Pack and their furbabies, as well as a spacious outdoor patio with WiFi, a pergola, and grills for outdoor eating, working, and watching their furbabies in the dog parks.

The building will also have an elevator to the second story with 11,000 square feet of office space, which will be built out further in the near future. This upstairs office space will include a state-of-the-art product development studio named Blondie’s Legacy, which is named after Anderson’s childhood pup, the initial inspiration for Pet Parents.

Pet Parents has seen impressive growth each year since they were founded in 2016, which was recognized by Inc. 5000 with a three-year revenue growth of 1,208% and was the 378th fastest-growing company in America in 2020. Being the fastest-growing company in Iowa required Pet Parents to need more warehouse and office space. The new building will be located at 1810 SW Magazine Road in Ankeny, Iowa, with 21,000 warehouse square feet, 20,000 square feet of office space, and 4,200 square feet of retail space. This expansion will help Pet Parents create at least 28 new, full-time jobs in Ankeny over the next three years, growing from 18 desks in their previous office space to the space for 75 workspaces.

“This investment and expansion in our company infrastructure give us the opportunity to attract and add more kick-ass pack members, the room to stretch out and grow, to support us in continuing to improve the lives of more and more pet parents and furbabies every day,” Anderson added.

Construction of the new Pet Parents facility is expected to be completed in December of 2021.

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