Forepaws celebrates new location

MINOOKA – The Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Village of Minooka recently celebrated the new location of Forepaws, a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs.

Forepaws is now located at 453 S. Ridge Road in Minooka, formerly the Family Video location, and is owned by Megan Kurzweil.

“Forepaws is a locally owned and operated by a family who treasures your pet as much as you do. We strive to offer the best brands and choices to give your pet their best life,” Kurzweil said.

The location may be new, but Forepaws has been in business for six years and employs about five people. It is open Sunday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and offers pet supplies, food retail, self-wash stations and adoptable cats and kittens from a local rescue.

“We specialize in wholesome pet food, treats, chews and toys for dogs, cats, small animals and reptiles. All the best for your favorite pet,” Kurzweil said.

The store features American-made foods from reputable companies and many treats and toys for your pets. The staff are also trained animal-nutrition experts to help in any way they can.

The Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Grundy County Chamber along with the Village of Minooka celebrated Forepaws’ new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony last month. In addition to Mayor Ric Offerman joining the Chamber for the event, a special guest also came – Tilly one of the adoptable cats families can stop in and meet at Forepaws.

“The Forepaws team makes you and your pet feel right at home when you visit. Megan’s knowledge and love for animals is evident on your first meeting and is reassuring to know you’re at the right place for your pet,” Chamber President & CEO Christina Van Yperen said.

For more information on Forepaws visit or call 779-456-7899.

For more information on the Chamber visit, call 815-942-0113, email [email protected] or search Grundy Chamber and Channahon Minooka Chamber on Facebook and Instagram.