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Pet retailer Chewy.com is part of a growing breed

Bruno sits in a chair at V.P. of Customer Service Kelli Durkin's desk at Dania Beach-based Chewy.com. The online pet retailer started four years ago by two millennials wanting to sell animal food, treats, toys and accessories. The company has grown to more than 1,100 employees and more than 18,000 products.
Bruno sits in a chair at V.P. of Customer Service Kelli Durkin's desk at Dania Beach-based Chewy.com. The online pet retailer started four years ago by two millennials wanting to sell animal food, treats, toys and accessories. The company has grown to more than 1,100 employees and more than 18,000 products. SUN SENTINEL

The Design Center of the Americas right off Interstate 95, near the wooden rollercoaster, is mostly known as that large white building where designers check out swanky home furniture and bathtubs for high-end homes.

But on suites on the third and fourth floor, just above the showrooms, visitors also will find rows of cubicles filled with hundreds of employees working for online pet retailer Chewy.com. On any given day, there will be about five to 10 dogs, too. And if you get there shortly after 4 p.m., prepare to take cover.

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Chewy.com

What it is: Foods, treats, other pet products.

Established: 2011

Headquarters: Dania Beach. Chewy.com leases 70,000 square feet of office space at DCOTA for about 320 employees. It also has two fulfillment centers in Pennsylvania and Nevada, with a third scheduled to open in Indiana in the spring.

Management: Ryan Cohen, CEO; Michael Day, CTO; Alan Attal, COO; Jim Grube, CFO.

Website: www.chewy.com

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