Petmate Announces Acquisition of Pet Qwerks


(ARLINGTON, Texas) August 14, 2020 - Petmate the global leader in the pet supply market announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Pet Qwerks Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California. Founded in 2003 by entrepreneur Jim Gick Pet Qwerks is a rapidly growing company that designs and develops innovative high-quality dog chews, and interactive toys for dogs and cats under the names Flavorit®, Babble Ball®, IncrediBUBBLES®, Zombie®, Bongo®, Alien®, WISH™ and Barkbones®.

"Petmate has always been focused on helping to build the bonds between pets and their families with quality products to help enhance their well-being,” says Alice Tillett, CEO, Petmate. “We are excited Pet Qwerks will be joining the Petmate portfolio, as their combined strength in the chew and interactive categories is complementary to our commitment to providing quality innovative products to pets and pet parents.”

“We have always admired Petmate’s commitment to pets and their families,” says Jim Gick, Founder, Pet Qwerks inc. “We’re thrilled to join the Petmate team to continue with our excellence in quality and value, bringing innovation to the chew and interactive toy category. The Petmate name is renown in the industry for impeccable standards and we are honored to be included in their brand. Looking forward, it will be our pleasure to watch our products grow under their guidance.

About Petmate: Founded in 1959 as Doskocil Manufacturing, Inc., Petmate, now headquartered in Arlington, Texas, is passionate about providing fun, trusted quality products worldwide to enhance the lives of pets and their families. The company's vision, to be the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry, encapsulates its commitment to deliver award-winning, innovative ideas daily to each of its product categories including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads, travel, and more. Petmate's portfolio of pet, family-favorite brands include Aspen Pet®, Chuckit!®, Dogzilla®, Fat Cat®, Gamma®, JW®, and LA-Z-BOY®.

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