Wild Calling! Pet Foods acquired after bankruptcy

Barkstrong announced the completion of its acquisition of Colorado-based Wild Calling! Pet Foods.

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On May 29, California, USA-based Barkstrong announced the completion of its acquisition of Colorado-based Wild Calling! Pet Foods, which had filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2017.

Through a distribution partnership with several key regional pet specialty distributors, Wild Calling will re-release its pet food nationally.

Wild Calling is available through pet specialty retailers, the acquisition provides distribution in Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Illinois and Western Canada. Wild Calling is also available for purchase online.

Wild Calling! Pet Foods was initially founded in 2012 by the Petersen family as Natural Pet Marketplace. 

About Wild Calling! Pet Foods

Wild Calling focuses on natural and grain-free pet foods. Pet food varieties in its product line include include: Western Plains Stampede Turkey GF, Western Plains Stampede Rabbit + Sweet Potato, Western Plains Turkey + Sweet Potato, Xotic Rabbit, Chicken Coop, Western Plains Beef, Country Best Pork, Shepherds Choice Lamb, Rainbow River Salmon, Mountain Lake Duck, Turkey Trot, Cabin Fever Chicken, Trot-N-Tommy Turkey and Triple Delight.

Wild Calling is available through pet specialty retailers, the acquisition provides distribution in Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Illinois and Western Canada. Wild Calling is also available for purchase online.

Wild Calling! Pet Foods bankruptcy

Wild Calling! Pet Food filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 25, reported Business Den. In court documents, Wild Calling listed more than US$4.5 million in unsecured claims.

Wild Calling markets their dog and cat foods as natural with high meat inclusion. The formulations use ingredients such as elk, kangaroo, trout, bison, rabbit, poultry and beef. Their pet foods are sold in pet specialty stores. The dog and cat foods are also sold on Chewy.com.

History of Wild Calling

Wild Calling’s CEO Tim Peterson founded the company in 2012, along with other members of his family.

In January 2017, Wild Calling filed paperwork with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission stating that the company had raised. US$1.9 million in funding, with US$2 million still available for investors.

In August 2017, Wild Calling sold their warehouse in Greeley, Colorado, which they built in 2012, reported the Greeley Tribune. The 40,000 square foot building was sold because of a favorable real estate market, said Peterson. Wild Calling contracted to lease the warehouse for seven years after the sale.

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