In Monday's article about Chuck & Don's new pet food and supplies delivery, I focused on a local business, but there is plenty of competition offering it locally and nationally.
I should have included a mention of Fetch Delivers. The Minneapolis-based company has been doing online delivery since 2006. It delivers to the west metro on Thursdays and the east metro on Fridays as long as the order is placed online or by phone at midnight on Mondays. Delivery is free for orders of $40 or more in Minneapolis/St. Paul and first ring suburbs. In outlying areas, delivery is still free but the minimum order jumps to $100. Customers can find out the minimum order needed with their ZIP code. There are no weight restrictions. For phone orders call 612-338-2433.
Lunds Byerly's stores offer delivery and drive through service. The delivery fee is $9.95 regardless of size. The drive-through service (at Byerly's stores only) is $4.95. Pet owners who want a larger selection may want to choose the St. Louis Park store, which has a Bone Marche store a couple of doors down that is owned by Byerly's.
Urban Tails Pet Supply in Uptown offers free delivery with only a $25 minimum and no weight restrictions. Most of the Twin Cities is included.
Some Meals on Wheels recipients can also request delivery of pet food. The 35 Twin Cities Meals on Wheels Programs accepts pet food donations to interested meal recipients. Some cash donations can also be directed to pet food programs, according to Grant Boelter, communications specialist for Metro Meals on Wheels.
If you have a favorite pet store close by and they don't have a formal delivery policy, ask them. Pet Supplies Plus on Hiawatha Av. in Minneapolis will deliver to seniors and others who are less mobile, as long as they live within a couple miles of the store.
The article also goes on to mention that Target offers rush, same day delivery for $10. Target and Wal-Mart and many other websites also offer free delivery on orders over $50 although some have weight restrictions.