Friends Mike Bittinger and Ethan Tunnell spent a few years going door to door and farm to farm, delivering hay and other pet food supplies.
They quickly discovered what their customers wanted and needed. The Bittneger’s opened their first store in 1987.
Today, the company has more than 20 locations. In October 2020, Bittinger and Tunnell won the SBA Small Businesspersons of the Year Award.
In November 2021, Kahoots partnered with Animeals by allowing drop-off boxes to be placed in all locations. Customers can donate toys or pet food, which Animeals will have delivered to needy families with pets before Christmas.
In November 2022, Kahoots offered all veterans a chance to adopt a dog or cat with no fees.
Kahoots maintains a corporate office in Ramona, California.