Chow Hound Pet Supplies is anticipated to open Feb. 1 at 2244 W. Michigan St. in Sidney, which is where Pet Valu previously was located.
Luke Gronneberg Sidney Daily News
SIDNEY – Chow Hound Pet Supplies is expanding beyond Michigan for the first time, and Sidney will be home to one of its first three stores located outside of that state.
Chow Hound Pet Supplies has targeted Feb. 1 to open its new stores in Sidney, Bellefontaine and Findlay, Chief Marketing Officer Dan Dipiazzo said. If the stores are ready prior to February, they could have soft openings in late January.
“We think there’s a real opportunity,” Dipiazzo said of the company’s expansion. “We know that pet ownership is up. As a result of the pandemic, people are more focused on their pets so it’s a great opportunity for us to grow.”
The Sidney store will be at 2244 W. Michigan St., which is where Pet Valu previously was located. Chow Hound has hired the former management team and employees from the Pet Valu to work at its Sidney store, Dipiazzo said.
“We were glad that we were able to bring them on,” he said. “It should be a real seamless transition.”
The Sidney store will be the site of Chow Hound’s first grooming