Independent Pet Partners is comprised of two independent pet stores - Chuck & Don's and Kriser's Natural Pet with a total of 66 locations between Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, and Kansas. Our Store Support Center is in Woodbury, MN.

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About our Pack

Maximizing pet wellness is as paramount to living our own best lives as it is of our furry friends. We believe it so wholeheartedly that we created the first ever definition of pet wellness. The 5 Pillars of Pet Wellness includes Nourishment, Play, Comfort, Companionship and Purpose. It Inspires everything we do as a company – inside the store and out. Our passionate team members develop through on-the-job training, ongoing education on pet products and pet care, leadership training and growth opportunities.

Programs and Benefits

Program and benefit eligibility will vary based on position, average hours worked, and length of service. 

Team members are eligible for a variety of medical, dental, and vision plans. 

Team members are eligible for an HSA and FSA plans.

Employer paid life insurance policy of $25,000.

Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance options. 

Voluntary pet insurance options to help offset rising veterinary costs and protect our four-legged family members. 

Team members accrue 2 weeks of paid time off within their first year, 3 weeks within their second year, and 4 weeks after their sixth year. 

Team members are eligible for 4 or 12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth of a child or the placement of a child with a team member in connection with adoption. 

Team members are eligible for 2 days of paid time off for pet adoption bonding time. 

Team members are eligible to join a 401K program, employer match at a rate of 0.25% for each 1% contribution, up to 6%. 

Employer paid Employee Assistance Program that is available 24/7, 7 days a week, and includes a variety of services such as 5 free confidential counseling visits per incident per year, work-life solutions, legal support, financial information support, and self-care tools.

Team members receive 25% off products and services. 

Team members are eligible for our Store Bonus Incentive program which rewards individuals for meeting store goals.

Team members in store management have unique opportunities with our Store Manager in Training program to learn core business operations while increasing leadership skills through coaching, development and mentor programs.

Team members in our salons have unique opportunities with our Groomer Apprenticeship program to become certified through Paragon and learn best practices from our experienced groomers, pet handling, safety, and how to authentically connect with Pet Parents.

5 Pillars of Independent Pet Partners

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Leading with authenticity

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Finding joy in our work

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Caring for ourselves and others

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Building strong united teams

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Putting people and pets first

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We are pet lovers
dedicated to helping
people and their pets.

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Our Values

PassionWe bring passion to all that we do, from supporting customers in pet wellness to supporting team members in meeting their goals and aspirations.

Authenticity – We strive to make customers and team members feel confident, appreciated and inspired.  Anything less is simply not acceptable.

Courage – We have the courage to care, to be supportive, and to live up to our convictions.  We speak up for those that cannot and we listen to the balanced argument, having the courage to embrace change and make an impact.

Fun – Fun is our True North.  We are dedicated to thoroughly enjoy the time with our pets, our customers, vendors and fellow team members. 

Informed – We are restless in our desire to grow and learn and so as to have the most relevant knowledge so we can provide the best possible advice and support.

Togetherness – We are all in this together and understand the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


Diversity and Inclusion

Independent Pet Partners is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or citizenship status.

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