GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — Prairie Dog Pet Products (PDPP Holdings, LLC), which was acquired by Kinderhook Industries, LLC in June 2020, announced April 24 it has acquired Himalayan Corporation, a manufacturer of premium, hard dog chews.

“We are excited to welcome the Himalayan team to the Prairie Dog family,” said Tom Tuttle, managing director at Kinderhook. “The company represents a premium brand, built by a talented entrepreneur, leading a strong team. Their knowledge of customized manufacturing processes and key international supply relationships will be beneficial across all of our brands.”

Himalayan Corporation was founded in 2008. The company produces hard cheese chew treats for dogs with a zero-waste approach, currently offering nearly 30 product lines using only organic, preservative-free and safe ingredients and formats.

“I am excited to partner with the Prairie Dog team and lift Himalayan into its next stage of product expansion and growth,” said Suman Shrestha, chief executive officer of Himalayan Corporation. “The management expertise and exceptional salesforce that Prairie Dog has will serve as important resources for Himalayan as we work through a strong backlog, ever increasing demand and transition into our new facilities. We expect our momentum over the next five years to exceed expectations by now being in partnership with Prairie Dog.”

The dog chew company sells through several retail channels, including pet specialty, e-commerce, mass market, wholesale and grocery.

“The Himalayan products and story have resonated deeply with pet owners, creating a rare loyalty within the category leading to quick acceptance of new products by consumers and retailers alike,” said Ted Mischaikov, executive chairman of Prairie Dog. “The people and products of Himalayan and Prairie Dog are an exceptionally well-suited match and we feel proud that Suman chose Prairie Dog as their partner to continue their highly purpose-driven journey.”

According to Kinderhook, this acquisition of Himalayan Corporation marks the company’s 206th acquisition since it was founded.

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