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Rian Thiele, Co-Founder of Pet Evolution, has had a passion for dogs since childhood. Having watched his dogs suffer through itchy paws, chronic ear infections, and undiagnosed food allergies, he knew there had to be another way. He and his longtime friend, Mike Osborn worked for years to make their dream a reality. They built a store that helps pets live the good life through healthy food, expert services and helpful education. With four stores open and many more on the horizon, Rian is excited to see Pet Evolution span the country.
Pet Evolution is the brainchild of Twin Cities local owners Rian and Mike, longtime friends and animal lovers who shared the same simple philosophy: that the health of our pets is just as important as the health of any other family member.
Much like humans, proper pet health starts with diet. Having both watched their childhood dogs suffer through the itchy paws, chronic ear infections, and multiple vet trips of undiagnosed food allergies, Rian and Mike dreamt of opening a neighborhood pet food store where they could monitor the foods they were providing with the meticulous care cherished family members deserve.
Rian and Mike worked for years to make their dream a reality—Rian as a law-enforcement officer and Mike in corporate America before attending vet tech school. In February of 2012, that dream culminated in the opening of Pet Evolution in Woodbury. In 2018, the pair opened a second location in Arden Hills to help pets live The Good Life in more communities.
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