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About Chewy


Chewy was founded by Ryan Cohen and Michael Day in 2011 when both entrepreneurs were just in their early twenties. The company is an online pet supply store that sells everything from toys to food to medicine for dogs, cats, fish, birds, small pets, reptiles, farm animals, and horses. The founders had ambitions to grow the company into a large business, but began the company with only their own funds as well as some small loans. In September 2013, a previously unsuccessful contact with Larry Cheng at Volition Capital turned out to be crucial to the company’s early success. After seeing that Chewy had beaten sales projections given to him at his initial introduction to the company, Cheng decided to invest $15 million into Chewy. The outside investment inspired the company to work harder and smarter to grow the business not just into a successful business, but an industry leader.

In 2017, PetSmart bought Chewy for $3.35 billion after both leading pet supply companies, PetSmart and Petco, approached Chewy about a potential merger or buyout. The billion-dollar deal allowed Chewy to go public and grow far larger than its initial $15 million investment. Today, Chewy’s online pet supply platform offers over 2,000 brands and has a team of experts on call 24/7 to answer questions regarding pet care. The company is made up of 18,000 employees and operates from 17 locations across the United States. 

Chewy wants to bring the ease and innovation of e-commerce to pet owners. The website is easy to navigate and is also available through highly rated apps. The personalized “Pet Profile” allows customers to save previous purchases and be advised on other products that would benefit their pet. Employees at Chewy share a common passion for pets as well as big ideas about how to make pet ownership easier and less daunting. Chewy makes it far easier. Just like in its early days, it continues to chase innovation and change to improve itself and therefore the lives of its customers.


1855 Griffin Road
Suite B-428
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: (800) 672-4399

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Subsidiary
CEO: Sumit Singh
Employees (All Locations): 12,000

Major Departments & Practices

Accounting and Finance
College Recruiting
Contingent Workers
Customer Service
and Real Estate
Human Resources
Information Technology
Legal and Compliance
Marketing and Communications
Product Management
Project and Program Management
Supply Chain