In 1999, Brad Kriser was introduced to all-natural pet food by his cousin in Boulder, CO. He soon saw the difference it made on his dog, who is 12 years old and still acting like a puppy. So when he opened a pet day care in 2001, he knew he had to carry all-natural pet foods. Once people discovered how it helped their pets, Brad opened a store dedicated to all-natural pet food and supplies – Kriser’s. Since 2006, we’ve grown to six locations around Chicago and recently pushed west to Los Angeles, CA.
Brad welcomed his first pet, Coco, when he was just 10 weeks old. Since then, he’s enjoyed the company of Josie, Sophie, Gracie, Casey, Ellie and, currently, Dr. Woo and Maggie, Shih Tzu mixes who are both rescue dogs.
Brad’s pet care career began over 10 years ago, when he founded The Barking Lot, a boarding and retail business. After seeing how the all-natural food he carried was changing pets’ lives, he opened the first Kriser’s in 2006.