Pet Parents® Returns to the 2021 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List For The Second Consecutive Year

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For the second time, Pet Parents® appears on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, ranking No. 1001 with a three-year growth of 482%. This five-year-old small company is the fifth fastest growing company in Iowa.

Pet Parents® logo, ranked No. 1001 on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List
"We are incredibly honored to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row! This recognizes the outstanding efforts of our pack to support furbabies and fellow pet parents everywhere."

Inc. magazine revealed that Pet Parents® is ranked as No. 1001 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Pet Parents®, founded in 2016, has seen exceptional growth. Ranking the 5th fastest growing company in Iowa in 2021, this is the second consecutive year Pet Parents® has made impressive rankings on the Inc. 5000. Learn more about Pet Parents® at

Blake Anderson, founder and CEO of Pet Parents®, says, "The mission of Pet Parents® is to help furbabies live longer, healthier, & happier lives by creating products, services, and an information platform to solve everyday pet parenting needs. Our exceptional growth is wonderful proof that our mission matches the consumer's needs. We are incredibly honored to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row! This recognizes the outstanding efforts of our pack to support furbabies and fellow pet parents everywhere."

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Pet Parents® began its journey in the beginning of 2016 & continues to grow in size every year. Recognized by Inc. 5000 for being one of the fastest-growing companies in America in 2020 and 2021, Pet Parents® creates products to help pet parents raise their pets from birth to senior years, keeping their homes clean and pet families happy and healthy. Their brand & product lines are at the crossing point of two macro pet industry trends: the humanization of pets with a focus on healthcare.

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Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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