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Pet Supplies Retailer to Add 3 Stores




It will soon have 11 locations.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Chow Hound Pet Supplies plans to add three locations over the first half of 2018.

The retailer, which was founded in 1989 with a single Grand Rapids store, will grow to 11 stores in the Grand Rapids metro area, Holland, Grand Haven and Kalamazoo.

Chow Hound kicked off 2018 with the opening of a new location on Burton Street SE in Grand Rapids, next to Fresh Thyme Market. The store marks the latest iteration in Chow Hound’s ongoing brand evolution, featuring an updated color scheme and flooring, new layout, and colorful brand-consistent signage. Chow Hound stores offer premium pet foods, supplies, expert advice and personal service, along with self-serve dog wash rooms for walk-in service and Humane Society cats and kittens available for adoption.

This month, Chow Hound makes its entry into the Kalamazoo market with a store on retail-intensive South Westnedge Avenue in Portage, next to an existing Target location. By mid-2018 the retailer will open another Grand Rapids location at the busy Knapp’s Corner shopping center off the city’s East Beltline.


“We’re getting great feedback on our new Burton Street location,” said Greg Keane, president and co-founder. “Our customers – both four-legged and two-legged – love the look and feel of the store, and that’s going to be our model going forward.”PETS Chowhound

Greg Keane, co-founder of Chow Hound, at the new Burton Street location with Store Manager Julie Ledger.



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