Chow Hound Pet Supplies has several new locations slated for 2018. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., the retailer will add three locations over the first half of 2018 and grow to 11 stores in the Grand Rapids metro area, Holland, Grand Haven and Kalamazoo, Mich.
Chow Hound kicked off 2018 with the opening of a new location in Grand Rapids on Burton Street. 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. Like all Chow Hound stores, the new location offers a unique mix of premium pet foods, supplies, expert advice and personal service, along with self-serve dog wash rooms for walk-in service and adoptable Humane Society cats and kittens.
Greg Keane, president and Chow Hound co-founder, at the new Burton Street Chow Hound with store manager Julie Ledger.
“We’re getting great feedback on our new Burton Street location,” said president and co-founder Greg Keane. “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.”
In February, Chow Hound will make its first entry into the Kalamazoo market. By mid-2018, the retailer plans to open another Grand Rapids store. Both locations will feature the updated store format.
Greg and Tyson Keane opened the first Chow Hound Pet Supplies in Grand Rapids in 1989. Chow Hound Pet Supplies partners with humane societies, sanctuaries and other pet-related charities in the community.