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Tuffy's Treat Company, a division of KLN Family Brands in Perham, acquires Finley's Barkery pet brand

Finley's Barkery is a pet treat brand committed to providing opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Tuffy's Pet Foods facility in Perham.
The Tuffy's Pet Foods facility in Perham.
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PERHAM — Tuffy’s Treat Company, a division of KLN Family Brands in Perham, recently acquired Finley’s Barkery, a pet treat brand committed to offering employment and giving initiatives to individuals living with disabilities.

The Finley’s name, commitments, and product lines will remain intact.

Finley’s was launched in 2010 by Kyle and Angie Gallus, two former special education teachers who saw an opportunity to serve a greater purpose through pets. According to a news release, they created Finley’s — named after their resilient rescue pup and CTO (Chief Treat Officer) — as part of a classroom concept that quickly grew into a respected brand. Since 2016, Finley’s has created over 9,000 hours of paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities through its ambassador initiative and donated over $120,000 to people and pets in need.

“At KLN Family Brands, it’s part of our vision to better the world by caring for others,” said Charlie Nelson, CEO of KLN Family Brands, the parent of Tuffy’s Treat Company, in a news release. “We have long admired the work that Angie and Kyle have done in utilizing the Finley’s brand as a vehicle to provide paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Their mission-based entrepreneurial spirit so closely aligns with our values that the opportunity to bring the Finley’s brand under the KLN umbrella was a natural fit.”

“Charlie Nelson and the entire team at KLN Family Brands have been tremendously supportive of Finley’s,” said Angie Gallus. “We are deeply humbled that what began as a dream to help those with disabilities will now be part of a company that shares our passion for pets and people. We couldn’t ask for a better fit.”

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