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Two Friends and a Dream

Pet Evolution is the brainchild of Twin Cities local owners Rian and Mike, longtime friends and animal lovers who shared the same simple philosophy: that the health of our pets is just as important as the health of any other family member. 


Much like humans, proper pet health starts with diet. Having both watched their childhood dogs suffer through the itchy paws, chronic ear infections, and multiple vet trips of undiagnosed food allergies, Rian and Mike dreamt of opening a neighborhood pet food store where they could monitor the foods they were providing with the meticulous care cherished family members deserve.

Pet Evolution Owners Rian Thiele and Mike Osborn

Rian and Mike worked for years to make their dream a reality—Rian as a law-enforcement officer and Mike in corporate America before attending vet tech school. In February of 2012, that dream culminated in the opening of Pet Evolution in Woodbury. In 2018, the pair opened a second location in Arden Hills to help pets live The Good Life in more communities.

Staffed with knowledgeable individuals that genuinely love animals, they are dedicated to offering your beloved pets the products they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle for many years to come. We invite you to stop by and check us out for yourself. We’d love to get to know you and your pets.

Contact Rian Thiele (CEO)

Want to share your Pet Evolution experience?  Email Rian at

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