For immediate release (7/12/18):
Dee-O-Gee Bozeman stores sold to new owners. Josh & Holly Allen, founders of Dee-O-Gee, recently agreed to terms to sell their 2 Bozeman locations to Eric & Jane Mittelsteadt of Bozeman. The sale was completed earlier this month.
A thank you letter from the Founders
Dear Bozeman Community,
We started Dee-O-Gee in the fall of 2008 (on the front edge of the Great Recession) with a mission to empower dog and cat lovers to take great care of their “furry” kids. At that time, we felt their was a gap in the Bozeman community for a business to provide top-notch pet products and high-quality services. We survived starting a business at that time, thanks to the support of many of you. Today, we are excited about transitioning into a new phase of business, while “passing the torch” to a very qualified couple that will continue to live out the mission we set forth for Dee-O-Gee almost a decade ago.
We are so fortunate to be partnering with Jane & Eric Mittelsteadt, the new owners of the 2 Dee-O-Gee locations in Bozeman. With Jane’s holistic veterinary background and Eric’s business and sales experience, we are very confident they will continue the Dee-O-Gee legacy and continue to make Dee-O-Gee one of the best ‘iconic’ Bozeman businesses around.
To our local customers, THANK YOU for your support over the past 10 years! We respectfully ask you to continue to support Dee-O-Gee and the 20 employees that rely on their jobs to live in Bozeman. We ask that you transfer your loyalty from the Allens to the Mittelsteadts when you make decisions on where to buy your pet food and supplies. We also ask that you would stop in and introduce yourselves to the new owners and welcome them into the Dee-O-Gee brand family.
At this time, we would like to thank the Bozeman community, our loyal and hard working staff members, and our supportive family members that have helped us turn our original vision for Dee-O-Gee into a business that has won multiple national Pet Industry awards. We love being part of the ‘fabric’ of local businesses that make Bozeman such a special place. We will miss seeing our loyal local customers at Dee-O-Gee and we will miss their dogs. We will miss working side by side with our staff members that have grown to become friends.
Josh & Holly with their 2 sons, Mason (age 8) and Bennett (age 5) … and Jericho, the beloved “shop dog”.
The new owners of Dee-O-Gee in Bozeman, Jane & Eric Mittelsteadt.
But, we aren’t going far …
We are not leaving Bozeman.
We are not leaving the pet industry.
We plan to pursue the energy behind Dee-O-Gee via our franchise system and support our current franchisees. We will be opening our 3rd Dee-O-Gee franchise later this fall in Billings (the 2 Bozeman locations being #1 and #2) and our 4th franchise next spring in Kalispell. With other significant interest in Dee-O-Gee from across the Western US, we will be focusing on growing the “Bozeman born” Dee-O-Gee brand to other parts of the country. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, click here for details.
Thanks again for all of your support and please continue to “shop small” at Dee-O-Gee in Bozeman. Woof!
Josh & Holly
We wanted to make a difference in the lives of pets and people each day, in a place we love to call home.