Our Story

The Roots of Kahoots

It all started with a bale of hay and a pickup truck

Co-founders Mike and Ethan drove door-to-door in the heat of horse country with their one and only product, and spent more time than anything listening to their customers. Mike and Ethan quickly learned their customers’ wants and needs, and out of an understanding and respect for the bond between animal and human, responded, growing to help their customers care for their animals in the best ways possible.

It’s listening to customers and giving them what they need that’s remained number one to this very day. It’s what led to the opening of the first Kahoots feed storefront. It motivated the launch of Kahoots’ own branded products, and Kahoots’ emphasis on employee training and ongoing education. It’s why we’ve focused on providing the highest quality and healthiest foods and supplies possible and why we offer them at an affordable price.

It all started with a bale of hay and a pickup truck

The Kahoots Mission

Kahoots isn't just stores and products

Kahoots is about animals and people, caring about each to their fullest in a very real way, and fulfilling the promises we make to each other. We work our hardest to create a fun and open experience that makes a positive impact on every life we touch, including our customers, their animals and our staff. Each of our 22 stores and our 200 staff members operate on this philosophy and embrace our core values, and that’s what makes us different. We aren’t a big box corporation, and we aren’t a boutique market. We’re a family, your neighbors, and we work harder every single day to help you strengthen the love you share with your pets.

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1987

Mike delivers his first bales of hay with an International harvester flatbed truck.

1988

Mike’s friend, Ethan, joins the party so they can take better care of Kahoots' growing hay accounts.

1990

Kahoots' first-ever feed store opens in Moorpark, CA. To make ends meet, Mike and Ethan live at the store for two years!

1995

Kahoots Ramona opens in the Valley of the Sun and doubles as the Corporate Headquarters.

2000

Wanting to provide high quality hay year-round, Kahoots constructs a massive barn in Westmorland, CA.

2002

Kahoots develops their own exclusive dog food made only with the healthiest, naturally-sourced ingredients.

2003

Kahoots opens its first ALL PET supply store in Rancho Bernardo, North County San Diego.

2004

Kahoots expands into LA County and opens a huge feed & pet location in the neighborhood of Chatsworth

2012

Persistence pays off, Kahoots is voted Best Pet Store in San Diego by the Union Tribune!

2017

The 20th Kahoots location debuts in Alpine, CA (our 12th store in San Diego).

2018

Kahoots constructs a fully custom flagship store just a few blocks from the original Ramona location.

2019

Kahoots jumps head first into the internet with a brand-new website and online store, welcome!

Today

Nourishing the bond between pet and parent remains Kahoots’ #1 priority. Each product comes from listening to you, our valued customers.

Future

With a desire to give back to the communities we love, Kahoots continues to support local rescues, shelters, and pets in need across Southern California.

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