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Pet supply chain opens in-store bakeries

October 9, 2018
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Chow Hound Pet Bakery
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A locally based pet supply chain has added bakeries that cater to dogs at three of its locations.

Chow Hound Pet Supplies said last week it is now offering fresh dog biscuits at new bakeries inside three of its stores: Burton Street and The Village at Knapp’s Crossing in Grand Rapids; and Portage.

“Chow Hound has created our own all-natural recipe that will be available with various frosting and decorations,” said Greg Keane, president, Chow Hound Pet Supplies. “These treats are perfect for special occasions or when you want to treat that furry member of the family.”

Keane said Chow Hound hopes to be able to roll out similar bakeries at its other locations down the road if the first three are a success.

“We are always looking to innovate and offer things you can’t find online,” Keane said.

The biscuits will come in 3.5-inch and 5-inch sizes. Customers can choose from a variety of items: plain biscuits, $1.59-$1.79; frosted biscuits, $2.49-$2.69; and frosted fancy biscuits, $2.99-$3.09.

During the month of October, Chow Hound will donate $1 for every biscuit sold and divide the proceeds among the Harbor Humane Society, Humane Society of West Michigan and Kalamazoo Animal Rescue.

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Chow Hound Pet Supplies opened its first store in 1989.

The retailer now has 11 locations in multiple communities: Grand Rapids, Standale, Jenison, Wyoming, Holland, Grand Haven and Portage.

The chain also partners with several pet-related charities that serve West Michigan.

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