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Pet Supplies Chain Makes 3-Store Acquisition

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It’s expanding into Kansas.

MAHTOMEDI, MN — Pet supplies retailer Chuck & Don’s has announced its expansion into Kansas with the Jan. 11 acquisition of All Paws Pet Center, which provides pet food and supplies at three locations in the Wichita region.

Founded in 1990, Chuck & Don’s has 30 locations in Minnesota along with 10 in Colorado and one in Wisconsin.

Operating since 2006, All Paws Pet Center was founded by Paul and Tammy Baumann. As part of the acquisition, employees of All Paws Pet Center will remain, including minority owners David and Pat Lebus. Paul Baumann will become a board member for Chuck & Don’s moving forward.

Baumann said, “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. 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.”

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Bob Hartzell, CEO and president of Chuck & Don’s, said, “Geographic expansion beyond our current locations in Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin has been a strategy for the company. 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.”

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