General Return Policy:
All items for return/exchange must be in new condition with original tags and packaging, show no signs of wear or use and must be accompanied by original receipt. Regular price items may be returned or exchanged up to 30 days from date of purchase. Sale items (up to 39% off) may be exchanged or returned for store credit only up to 15 days from purchase unless otherwise marked. Clearance items (over 39% off) are final sales. Consumable items such as shampoos, foods, etc are non-returnable except for items that fall under the Pet Food Satisfaction Guarantee. Returns can only be accepted at CHAAR stores carrying like product. No returns on layaways. For special orders see Special Order policy.

Client profile/account is required for returns even if original purchase was made without one.

Items that cannot be returned except in case of manufacturer’s defect include open cans/pouches/tubs of pet food; open pet treats; supplements; equine, livestock, and wild animal feeds and bedding; shampoos and other grooming related consumable items; merchandise discounted for any reason; and custom made-to-order items.

Web orders: Regular return policy in effect with the following modifications. Returns can be made up to 10 days after receipt of goods. Discounted items are final sales. Customer is responsible for cost of return shipping on all returns.  Click and log in to request a return authorization or call 610-437-9978 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm EST.

Pet Food Satisfaction Guarantee:
Items that fall under the Pet Food Satisfaction Guarantee (PFSG) can be returned for a store credit or Chaar gift card up to 30 days from the date of purchase with receipt or valid purchase record in your customer profile. The following items are eligible for a Pet Food Satisfaction Guarantee return. OPEN AND UNOPENED: bags/containers of pet food or treats including raw, freeze dried & fresh cooked. UNOPENED ONLY: individual cans/wet food, individually wrapped servings of raw or gently cooked foods, individually wrapped treats/chews. Original packaging and barcode is required for all PFSG returns. Must have the original purchase receipt or customer profile to validate the original purchase.

Refunds are tendered in the exact tender type (and account number when applicable) as the original transaction whenever possible.  Refunds to a debit or credit card require the presence of the card used to make the original purchase. Cash refunds greater than $50 are paid by a check which will be mailed. If the receipt is not present or the original payment card is not present only store credit can be issued.

Cash Refunds: 
Cash refunds over $50 are paid by check. Check will be mailed to the address you provide and will typically arrive in 5-7 business days. Store manager, if present and funds are available, may in some cases be able to refund greater amount in cash. Maximum cumulative cash refunds with cash currency for one customer in one day is limited to $250 regardless of fund availability. 

Client list requirement:
Client information must be entered into client list in order to accept any return.

Manufacturer’s defects:
At manager’s discretion manufacturers defects on used/worn products may be returned for store credit. Original receipt or client profile record of purchase must accompany the return. In some cases product may be subject to manufacturer’s policies for assessment.

Special Order Returns:
Special orders for items that are part of everyday stock merchandise can be returned for a full refund up to 30 days after delivery (to home or store, as specified on the Special Order) and according to the terms of the general return policy outlined above. Special orders for non-stock merchandise may be retuned for store credit/gift card, but not a refund in any other tender, according to the same terms outlined in this section. Custom and/or made-to-order items may not be returned.

Web/Phone Orders:
Web, phone, and other direct delivery to customer items must receive a return authorization by calling 610-437-9978 prior to shipping return or may be brought directly to an Anchor store for return. Customer is responsible for cost of returning merchandise unless return is the result of our error. You can also request a return by logging in to your account on, clicking Complete Orders, and selecting Return Item(s) on the order from which you wish to return items.

Return locations:
Returns may be made at any store carrying the same type of merchandise as the item being returned. For example – footwear can be returned to a store location that carries the same or similar types of footwear, but not to a location carrying only pet supplies and services

We reserve the right to deny refunds and/or returns for reasons not stated in this policy including but not limited to suspicion of return fraud. We reserve the right to change this return policy at any time without prior notification or customer consent.

Layaways require a 25% deposit up front and must be paid in full no later than 90 days from the date of initial deposit. If a layaway is not paid in full within 90 days, the initial 25% deposit and merchandise are automatically forfeited to Chaar. No returns, cancellations, or allowances accepted on layaways more than 30 days after first payment.

For more information contact:

1635 Airport Rd
Allentown, PA 18109

Have a question about shipping & returns? Call 610-437-9978