Petland was founded in 1967 by Ed Krunzelman. Petland is privately owned and has gone from one store in Ohio to more than 230 locations in the U.S. and 63 other countries, including Japan, Canada, Mexico, China, El Salvador, and Brazil.
Petland is a full service pet retailer that does not sell animals from “puppy mills” or other breeders. The company uses rescue centers or local shelters as a source of pet adoptions. The company’s “Adopt a Pet” program, which began in 1988, also raises money for animal welfare organizations.
The company had annual revenue in 2013 of $6.9 billion. The company has offered franchising since 1971. Petland offers the usual pet food and pet supplies as well as grooming and boarding of dogs and cats at most locations.