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Michael Levy

Founder and CEO
Pet Food Express
Michael Levy, the founder and CEO of Pet Food Express, outside of one of his stores

Michael Levy’s passion for animals was evident early in life; at nine years old, he was rescuing cats and started a dog walking business in New York. A decade later, he moved to San Francisco and started what became the largest professional dog training company in Northern California. Ultimately, Michael’s passion led him to his current career as founder and president of Pet Food Express, a chain of 54 stores in California. Pet Food Express donates more than $2.5 million every year to pet shelters/rescues and schools. Under Michael’s leadership, Pet Food Express has become the largest contributor to the Police and Working K-9 Foundation with more than $600,000 donated so far to provide bullet-proof vests, emergency medical training and heat alarms to K-9 units. “The fact that my retail business is still centered on providing a healthier lifestyle for pets and helping animals in need is what drives my passion every day.”