Planet Dog Bought by Denver Company, but Portland Store Will Stay
Even though Planet Dog has been sold to a Denver pet toy distributor, the retail store on Marginal Way is here to stay!
The wholesale and manufacturing Planet Dog in Westbrook was sold, and those employees have been offered jobs in Colorado where The Kyjen Co. is located. That's the company that bought Planet Dog. They do business under the name of Outward Hound.
According to the Portland Press Herald,
Founded in 1997, Planet Dog produces the Orbee line of durable plush toys for dogs, along with other pet products. The business sells its products to independent retailers, as well as to consumers online and at its company store on Marginal Way in Portland.
Planet Dog makes pet toys and treats, including its best-selling Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball. A portion of all sales is donated to the Planet Dog Foundation, which supports training dogs for people in need.
Planet Dog is the best and my heart sank when I read they were sold. But to hear that the retail store is independently owned and operated and will stay that way - well, all is well!
Congratulations to Planet Dog, a Maine company that has made a ton of dogs very happy.