Category Archives: Rawkstar Retailers

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Rawkstar Retailer – Holistic Pet Vet Clinic

About Holistic Pet Vet Clinic

At Holistic Pet Vet Clinic LLC, it is their goal to help your pet lead a longer, healthier, happier, and more comfortable life by providing not only curative advice but by designing a comprehensive wellness plan to address your pet’s specific needs. In order to do so, they utilize many time-honored treatment modalities as well as some of the leading-edge techniques available. They opened their doors at their Tigard, OR location in 2000.

What makes HPVC unique

Holistic medicine recognizes and works with the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Many factors, including diet, genetics, emotional stress, and environmental and chemical toxins, influence the physical and emotional well-being of your pet. When any one, or all, of these things fall out of balance, the result is acute or chronic illness.

Because we use an integrative approach in caring for your animal, we take all of these factors into consideration when treating your pet. This means we will also incorporate conventional veterinary medical techniques when determined appropriate on a patient-by-patient basis. Our purpose is to provide the best care for your special pet by tailoring a treatment and wellness plan for their specific physical and emotional requirements. We will always utilize the most appropriate and beneficial therapy modalities to suit their special needs!

What they offer:

  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic Laser Therapy
  • Chiropractic and Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Chinese and Western Herbal Therapy
  • Nutritional, Nutraceutical, and Glandular Therapy
  • Flower Essences and Aromatherapy
  • Holistic Cancer Treatment
  • Preventive Dental Cleaning Assessments (PDCAs)
  • Natural Flea Control
  • Spay, Neuter, and Other Surgical Services

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

“The 6-pound nuggets – they are so easy to feed to dogs and thaw out quickly”

A 6-pound resealable, easy-carry bag holds IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) nuggets which weigh approximately .20 oz each, 80 to the pound. The formulas are ground, formed, and then quickly frozen at -30° for 10 minutes.  Open the bag and pour the proper feeding amount into your dog’s bowl. The small nuggets will thaw quickly and are small enough for the tiniest dogs or puppies. The pourable feature means that you never handle the raw product and you place the portion you do not use back into the freezer.

Great and convenient to add to your pet’s current diet or give as treats. Reduce the amount of kibble and add natural, healthy ingredients!

Shopping Local

“Its the responsible way to shop! And supporting local businesses, especially small ones, really helps the economy and keeps dollars in the community”

Learn more about HPVC:

Website: http://holisticpetvetclinic.com/

Facebook: facebook.com/holisticpetvet


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Rawkstar Retailers – Youngblood Natural Animal Care Center and Massage

Youngblood Animal Massage Therapy

was founded in 2013 and is a mother/daughter-owned business with a foundation based on God. “We have a close, nurturing, and loving relationship with all of our animals including cats, dogs, horses, sheep, chickens, and cattle.”

“Our business started in 2013 after my animals became ill and traditional veterinary medicine wasn’t working. I started with animal massage and rehab services then people started asking about food and supplements. The demands were there so we took the jump and rented a 100sq ft storefront. We outgrew that space and rented a 1,500 sq ft place which we also eventually outgrew. Now we are in a cool church!”

What customers should know when visiting

“That our focus is your pet! All we do and sell and all the selections we offer are for your pet. To help them have happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. We thrive to carry only the very best food, meats, supplements, 10ys, etc., and want you to feel safe and confident when you shop with us.”

What makes Youngblood unique?

“Well, that’s a fun question! We are a quirky mother-and-daughter duo – I am the quirkiest! Our foundation is based on God and our goals are animal health and wellness. We have 10 freezers of raw food plus fresh meats, a vast array of supplements”

Favorite Northwest Naturals Product

“Hands down – 6lb Frozen Raw Nuggets! Top seller! Everyone loves the nuggets – so convenient to feed and the variety of protein is the best” Our 6lb bag of Raw Frozen Nuggets are The Original Raw Nugget Diet.

Why is it important to shop locally?

“Supporting your community is vital to the success of those around you. You will not get the one on one support and knowledge from ig stores as you will from your local businesses. Ou are supporting someones dream and making the dreams come true”

Website

https://www.youngbloodanimalmassage.com/

Social Media

Instagram: @youngbloodnaturalanimalhealth

Facebook: @youngbloodnaturalanimalhealth


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Rawkstar Retailers – Bridger Animal Nutrition

We love what we do, and we hope it shows!

“At Bridger Animal Nutrition, we believe that good health and diet equals a better and happier animal. Our educated and passionate staff strive to provide you with the resources, products and services that will bring the most joy and health to your pets, livestock and you. We each have our own stories and journeys with animals,  just like you, and take our time to get to know your concerns, goals, limitations and expectations for you and your animal companions.”

We offer the largest selection of raw pet food in Bozeman, MT!

“The food products we stock are chosen based on the well-being of animals and the environment. Nutrition is a fledgling science and scientists are still learning about different nutrient requirements and synergistic relationships and how these affect organisms short term and long term. At Bridger, strive keep up with the current knowledge and offer the newest items in nutrition that the market can supply given all the rules and regulations enforced by regulating agencies. We make every effort to keep you informed about what we know and why we choose to carry, or not carry, certain products. We offer the largest selection of raw pet food in Bozeman, MT!”

“Being a pet and feed store for 30 years, we have become a pillar in the local pet community advocating for natural, whole food nutrition.”

Since 1984

“Bridger Feeds has been a mainstay of Bozeman since 1984, contributing dollars, time and energy into our community’s fairgrounds, animal shelters, and 4-H club. In order to expand beyond being known as just a feed store, we rebranded in 2010 as Bridger Feeds Animal Nutrition Center, later being shortened to Bridger Animal Nutrition. We specialize in the science of diet and nutrition and offer the most current feed solutions for your animals and are constantly adapting our practices as research progresses.”

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

“We love NWN Raw Rewards Freeze Dried Treats for Cats and Dogs. They make wonderful tasty treats and we have yet to meet a pet that doesn’t love them!”. Even though their treats are their favorite, they carry a ton of our raw diets as well! This is our freezer at Bridger – check out all those options – from Nuggets, Dinner Bars, and Chubs.

Follow them on Social Media:

Instagram @bridgeranimalnutrition

Facebook @bridgeranimalnutrition

Website: https://bridgeranimalnutrition.com/


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Rawkstar Retailers – Patsy’s Pet Market

Patsy’s Pet Market

Patsy’s Pet Market is 8 years young, opening its doors in September 2015 by owner Patsy McGirl. Patsy has been in the awesome pet industry for 26 years. She’s had two pet related businesses and loves being able to learn about the nutrition side of the industry. It has always been a very satisfying job for her, but after so long of seeing it done a certain way, she knew she must open her own retail store to serve what was missing in the community for pet food. “Seeing all these dogs with itchy skin and flipping bags of food for so long, I realized they probably shouldn’t be eating this” (Patsy). Timing aligned and the right place opened up for her own store the way she wanted to.

What Makes Patsy’s Unique

“The look and feel of my store is very warm and friendly. A country vibe that suits perfectly in Texas. My staff is what sets me apart from anyone else in my area. They are some of the finest/nicest folks and also the hardest working team. Super southern and friendly and gets to know people. A resource in the community. Competition and dog training. And training staff to be the same ” (Patsy).

Community

“Shopping local is my main emphasis in my community, as I am a woman run business that supports local schools, local charity groups, local rescue groups while mentoring my staff to all be leaders.  I also bring in kids from the local schools with IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) on a work program encouraging and guiding them to work in the real world after graduation.  Plus I am very knowledgeable about canine leadership and nutrition so I offer workshops on canine enrichment, Dog Walking Clinics, training events, and tricks classes – all free” (Patsy).

The Team

“They are kind, good, honest, loyal and incredibly friendly.  They are loved by our great customers even a bit more than me.  They are all accountable to their attitude and behavior upon entering the shop. They know I demand greatness and their best.  We all care greatly for one another and out customers – and I am super proud of them” (Patsy).

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

“The freeze-dried diets! Cause dogs love it! I have sold NWN for as longs as I’ve had a retail business. I was actually one of the first retailers in the south to sell NWN and I knew this was where the industry was going and have been able to see that and know that – I’ve been a long time seller and I love it and sell behind it. We only sell 3 brands of Freeze Dried, but the treats are my favorite and a must have. Such a great company, great price point, and the dogs love it. I feel so much confidence selling the brand in my store” (Patsy).

“Melissa Bateman, my sales representative, is an asset to the brand. I always enjoy when she visits as she is very thorough and delivers exactly what she says she will do for my shop. I always tell her she is ‘old school’ cause she understands how to treat a retailer.” (Patsy)

Follow Patsy’s on Social Media:

Instagram @patsyspetmarket

Facebook @Patsy’s Pet Market

Website


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Rawkstar Retailer – Bones 2 Go

Bones 2 Go

Bones 2 Go (B2G) was started to provide a “one stop shop” for raw feeders and people curious about raw food to get knowledgeable support about how to switch, what to feed and why a raw diet was better for the lives of their pets. Tracey and her husband Allan, the owners, wanted to provide a great selection of raw food items to cater to all who wanted to improve their pets’ diets, from commercial conveniently packaged food all the way through to large bulk cases for the DIY raw feeder. Tracey’s passion was to teach everyone how to make their own food combinations with bulk cases so that ultimately, there would be no need for their services… spoiler alert, that is not what happened.

20 Years Ago

Bones 2 Go opened with a soft opening in 2002 as a home based business. It quickly outgrew the tiny space set aside at Tracey’s home and she moved into a brick and mortar commercial building in August of 2003. Next year B2G will be celebrating 20 years of successful business.

Why

“Unlike 90% of the “why” stories, we really did, legitimately have very few raw food choices back when we opened. It was during the ascent of the popularity of considering the “give your dog a bone” movement lead by Dr Ian Billinghurst’s (book of the same title). While many old school breeders and owners had always had a little raw or cooked stew in their feeding rotation, I don’t think any other person single handedly had such a broad influence on the interest in putting something better in our pet’s bowls than Dr Billinghurst’s did. I was tired of spending all my time driving from one grocery store to another to assemble everything I needed to meal prep my dog’s food and thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a grocery store just for pets? There wasn’t one, so I created one!”

The Owners

The owners of B2G are a husband and wife team. “Myself, Tracey, who runs the business, selects the products and does all the “business” and “fun” related portions of the store. And husband Allan, my partner in every sense of the word, helps me with a behind the scenes. A shoulder to cry on when things don’t go well, is my greatest cheerleader regardless of how things are going, and does all my technical support and more. But really, the co-owners of the business have also been incredible and every single person that has walked through the door for the past 20 years, for good or bad, each has contributed something to what is B2G. Whether it was customers, suppliers, vendors, reps or employees, each has left a little piece of themselves here and I am thankful for the lessons learned, the lessons taught, and the friendships made.” (Tracey)

What makes B2G unique?

Having a personal touch experience is what sets B2G apart from other stores and Tracey is a huge part of that, being able to make good decisions for her customers with a hands on approach. “Not to be immodest, but first and foremost, I believe I am what makes B2G unique. I have ultimate control over the curation of what we offer, the decisions for what we don’t offer and the advice and support we give as well as the entire customer experience offered.” (Tracy). Aside from that, they strive to offer a fun and exciting venue that specializes in raw feeding for customers to come to, enjoy their time finding what they need and what they didn’t know they needed until they got here.

“We don’t LOOK like a typical pet supply store, and we are not!” (Tracy). When you walk into B2G, you will notice they have two large walks in freezers with 20 glass doors and an additional 14 free standing freezers on the shop floor for customers to shop from. They have a very, very small selection of dry dog and cat food only kept for natural disasters from tropical storms causing power outages that last up to 3 weeks where frozen raw would not suffice. They don’t even sell canned dog food at all.

Shopping Local

“There are some things that you just can’t get ‘off the internet’. When you support your local store, you are developing a relationship, understanding who you are talking to and that you can trust them, they will remember you and your interactions, your dogs and their needs and quirks. Your local store is more willing to find a special product for you and order it and hold things for you because of that relationship. Local shopping provides jobs for local people in the community, opportunities to support local events – both pets related, and non-pet related that improve the community” (Tracy).

Giving Back to the Community

B2G does a lot to give back to their community inside their doors and out. “At Bones 2 Go we are able to provide well-paying jobs to our employees in our community. We offer discounts and ‘damaged’ goods to our rescue groups that shop with us. There are also adoption event opportunities for local groups to show case their available animals. We provide raw food deliveries to events held locally so out of town visitors are still able to get raw food for their pets when away from home. We offer educational events from learning about essential oils and how to use with our pets, to basic raw feeding education and soon teaching opportunities for local instructors in basic obedience, nose work and more” (Tracy).

The B2G Team

Since the pandemic, lots of things have shifted. However, B2G has been able to push through with a few key people. “My production crew Alex and Noy, has been with me almost the entire 20 years I have been in business and my office manager, Paula has been with me for almost 15 years. My retail side was steady and consistent the first 15 years I was open, but in the past five years there has been a change in how people view retail work… sadly, “service” today tends to be looked down upon as a career choice… I am optimistic that as things improve, we will be able to add more great people to our team. I am blessed to have found Chandler who is running the store for me now. She has the can do attitude that is needed for success, and I wish I could clone her!” (Tracey).

“I would like to say that my success is not achieved alone. Aside from my team, my customers are the reason B2G exists at all. I am also grateful for the partnership with NWN, and that is what it is, a partnership. I am specifically grateful for the love and support shown to us by our sales Rep Melissa B. She has made an amazing connection with us here at B2G and is always available to answer a question, find the answer to a question if she doesn’t know it herself, and offers amazing cheerleading and support for your brand to be a success in our store” (Tracey).

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

“My dogs current favorite product is the Bulk Lamb Bars – it is by far their favorite protein and my husband loves the convenience of the bars – easy to get out of the box frozen to defrost for the next day, easy to measure (count) how many pounds you want at a time and they are great value for money – plenty of meat and almost no “juice” sitting in the container after they defrost” (Tracey).

“I really don’t think any ONE product sells the best because you have so many options for us to choose from and we have so many diverse customers, everyone thinks they get the best NWN product and none of them are wrong!” (Tracey).

Follow them on Social Media

Facebook – Bones2Go

Website 


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Rawkstar Retailer – Paws & Pints

Paw and Pints – Bonetique

Paws and Pints is now open! Come listen to live music, grab a coffee from our 5 Borough Express, get some work done on our patio, or hangout and have a drink with friends. All while your dog can get exercise, socialization, and have a blast! On your way out, stop by the Bonetique, featuring our NWN selection. Download our mobile app and book your grooming, bathing, training, lodging and daycare services today.

 

History of business?

Paws & Pints is the first of its kind, providing everything your dog could ever want, all under one woof! This concept and journey began 5 years ago when the owners, Megan and Kyle Casey, visited Colorado and saw a dog bar for the first time.

They fell in love with the concept of dog owners coming together and enjoying a cocktail, while their dogs can get the socialization and exercise, they need. Kyle and Megan knew Des Moines lacked dog-friendly options for the three members of their tribe, Kora, Murphy, and Myers, who they take everywhere with them. They were constantly driving to different appointments all across central Iowa for grooming, training, vet services, and going to the dog park. That’s when the pair of canine enthusiasts decided to set out to find a bigger, and more exciting way to bring the DSM dog community together. After extensive research and preparation, it was time to em-bark on this journey and open their own Doggy Disneyland right here in Des Moines. We officially opened to the public on August 18, 2022.

What makes your business unique?

From the beginning, the goal was to create a business that catered to dogs and their owners at the same time, while also creating a membership that truly has value. Paws & Pints is the first one-stop-shop in the nation that provides unmatched safety, convenience, quality and fun within every service we offer. Our team understands the everyday needs dog owners have, and our unique space allows humans and dogs to have fun together! Your Best Friend’s Bar features upscale bar food and drinks, a coffee house, retail, many TV’s, a live music stage, firepit and a nice patio to hang out with friends or get some work done.

The dog parks provide the socialization and exercise your dog is begging for. With water features, obstacle courses, a jungle gym, walking trails, and SO many tennis balls, the details really make this a one of a kind experience. Our Mo’tail & Spaw offers grooming, daycare, lodging, training, and a future vet clinic. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing the best services to make sure your pup is dreaming about us when they get home.

What do you want your customers to know about your store?

The Bonetique at Paws & Pints is a one-stop-shop for your dog’s nutrition. You can pick up your dog’s food, toys, treats and P&P swag! Our large selection of products is handpicked by our owners themselves to ensure no matter what your pup sniffs out, they are leaving with something that is good for them! That is why we offer a variety of healthy, natural products with only the best ingredients. Northwest Naturals is the perfect example of one of the brands we believe in, because of their environmentally conscious mission. Nothing but the best for our furry friends!

What’s your favorite NWN product and why?

Our Bonetique holds many NWN products, and we’ve received some positive feedback. The FUNctional Toppers are one of our favorites! It is an easy way to add delicious flavor and is made with the highest quality ingredients. Paws & Pints shoppers have expressed their love for convenient food toppers that add something extra to your dog’s nutrition. The Chicken Breast and New Zealand Green Mussels flavor is a drool worthy favorite that aids in joint inflammation and helps with arthritis.

Why is it important to shop local?

There are so many reasons to shop local. Not only is it better for the environment by reducing transportation and carbon footprint, but it is an investment in your community. Local owners’ workday and night to provide the best products and services. There are no cutting corners to meet a worldwide demand like some big corporations. Our Bonetique holds many local brands because the dedication to healthy, natural products is unmatched. Small and local businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating local jobs. The diversity and knowledge of local owners create products and services that you may not find at national chain stores. Shopping locally supports your neighborhood, community and supports future growth! The owners of Paws & Pints have dedicated their life to bringing the best experiences and services to the Des Moines canine community, and that includes bringing in as many local businesses and products as we can.

Website

Follow them on Social Media:

Instagram: @pawsandpintsdsm

Facebook: @pawsandpintsdsm

TikTok: @pawsandpintsdsm


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Rawkstar Retailer – Olsen’s Grain

Olsen’s started in Chino Valley AZ in 1979 as a dream of Mike and Sherrill Olsen, and Mike’s father John, has become much, much more over the past 43 years. Their objective was to survive as a tiny Purina feed store called Olsen’s Chino Valley Grain. They had a 1940’s feed mill and one lone helper. Today, Olsen’s has grown to 5 stores in North Central Arizona with about 80 enthusiastic, engaged employees. What a difference a few years makes.

With the very early additions of owners Steve and Kathy (Olsen) Sischka, and Dan and Barb Olsen, Olsen’s was ready to take on the future. That future included expansion into Prescott (’80), Dewey (’82), Flagstaff (’97), and Clarkdale (’02). The growth of Northern Arizona also brought large competition. Fortunately, Olsen’s continued to thrive because of our ties to the local communities they serve. Throughout Olsen’s history, they have been committed to helping community partners be successful and continue to invest money, time and talent to that end.

Olsen’s has always been everything animal and pet. As rural animal and pet owners became more sophisticated over the last 43 years, Olsen’s has been there every step of the way. The one thing that hasn’t changed, is their commitment to customer service.

What makes Olsen’s unique?

Although they started as a feed and grain store, they are so much more than that today. Though they still sell those products and other farm and ranch supplies, they also sell quality pet food and products for dogs and cats and so much more. Not only that, but they are also involved in their community and host events outside at their Chino Valley location like a variety of horse shows, barrel racing and roping events.

We want our customers to know what true rural American customer hospitality is all about. As a result, our trademarked motto is, “Good Enough, Just Isn’t”. That’s a tough standard to live up to, but the Olsen’s team strives to reach it every day. Our knowledgeable employees want to help our customers by answering any questions they may have. We aim to provide hometown service and will gladly help load up their vehicles if they need any assistance.

Their favorite Northwest Naturals Products

Personally, I like their Toppers. Great human grade ingredients that have functional benefits while also being a great way to entice dogs to eat. My dogs love the stuff (Ryan Baynes, Prescott Store Manager)

For our Verde location, the best sellers are the Freeze Dried Products (Wendy Drye, Verde Valley Store Manager)

Why is it important to shop local?

It’s important to shop local because our growth over the past 43 years wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for our loyal, local customer. Some of these customers have been supporting us since we opened our first location. Shopping local means supporting our community and our Olsen’s store managers live in the communities we serve. We are totally committed to thinking local, speaking local, and caring local.

Website

https://www.olsensgrain.com/

Follow them on social media:

Facebook: @olsensgrain

Instagram: @olsens.az


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Rawkstar Retailer – All Natural Pet Supply

All Natural Pet Supply

stores in Washington was bought in December 2015 by owner Tom Fralia. Ever since then All Natural Pet Supply has been growing even larger to serve their guests and their furry family members! 2019 was a big year for All Natural Pet Supply as it saw their Hazel Dell location re-open in a new storefront location after a tragic fire claimed the original and then later that year our largest and newest store opened in Battle Ground. All Natural Pet Supply continues to grow and innovate to this day as 2022 saw the Grand Opening of the Kitty Cat Corner Hotel Luxury Cat boarding with 7 suites available inside their Battle Ground location.

What makes All Natural Pet Supply unique?

“We take nutrition very seriously at All Natural Pet Supply, and the training of our staff takes a very high priority with us! Each store has at least one, often multiple certified pet nutritionists on staff. As the sign on the door says, “We are Clark County’s Pet Nutrition Experts.” Our team has a combined 80+ years in the Pet Food industry to serve you, and we are committed to living up to and exceeding the needs and expectations of our human guests and their pets! We stand behind and guarantee every product we sell.”

“Our team is here to help! Is your pet itchy, stinky, or struggling with some other diet related problem? Our team loves to troubleshoot these problems & help you find a food that will help your pet THRIVE!”

What’s your favorite NWN product and why?

“Our favorite is definitely the Original Nugget Diets. The vast majority of our staff are dedicated Raw Feeders and have seen firsthand the difference it makes in the health of our pets. We love supporting a local company and the sustainability practices that Northwest Naturals endorses and practices!”

Why is it important to shop local?

“Shopping local is one of the best ways to support your community! Everyone in our company is part of that local community, we’re your neighbor, your kid’s friend’s parents, even just that person you say hi to in the grocery store, and/or of course your fellow pet lover and owner! When you shop local, that money stays in the community. Many of our guests are business owners as well and we support their businesses right back. It’s all about sharing and supporting your own local community.”

Find them on Social Media!

Instagram: @allnatural_petsupply_

Facebook: @AllNaturalPetSupply

Use their hashtag #anpspets

Also check our their NEW Kitty Cat Hotel!

Instagram & Facebook: @kittycatcornerhotel

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Rawkstar Retailers – Benson’s Pet Center

Benson’s Pet Center

opened its doors under its current ownership in the fall of 1992. A father and son owned business to start, Benson’s has expanded to over 125 employees with 8 retail locations across the Capital Region of Upstate New York, and Pittsfield Massachusetts. They also have a standalone specialty fish store in Saratoga Springs, NY.

What makes Benson’s Pet Center unique?

“Benson’s puts the health, safety, and wellness of pets first.” Through extensive and ongoing training with each and every employee, they go the extra mile to make sure they are serving the animals of their area as best they can, and the people who choose to shop there. Benson’s is known for their vast knowledge of pet food, animal care, and above and beyond customer service. From carrying your dog’s food to the car, to researching best solutions for any issues a customer may have with their pet. Their motto is; “to never say no to a customer. If any of our staff finds themselves wanting to say no, we encourage them to ask someone else how to make it a YES!”

“We are here for YOU! We are happy to answer any and all questions you might have. And if we don’t know an answer to something, we will do our best to find one! We are a wonderful resource for pet nutrition, animal care, and up to date information of all things relating to your pets. We are pet people ourselves, so we understand how much your pets mean to you because they mean the same to us.”

What’s your favorite NWN product and why?

“Here at Benson’s, we absolutely LOVE the texture of the Freeze-Fried food! It’s easy to crumble into a topper, give as a dental treat for cats, or as a complete meal. It’s completely dry, as it should be. We probably sell the Freeze-Fried Chicken Breast the most, but we also really love the Raw Food. We value that the cold process of HPP (high-pressure processing) to preserve the raw does not change the integrity of the product at all. It’s never heated or cooked, so it maintains all of its intended vitamins and minerals.”

Why is it important to shop local?

“Each purchase that is made at Benson’s Pet Center plays a part in supporting the families of each of our employees. Our success directly impacts the people who have dedicated themselves to our company. Whether it’s a part time position, or a lifelong career, the people who work at Benson’s rely on the consumers of our area to shop with us. There are no corporate headquarters states away making decisions without seeing the impact it has on their people. We are all invested in the success of Benson’s as a whole because we believe there is still value in personal connections, impeccable customer service, and doing what’s right, not just what is easy or more profitable. We put animals and people first. In addition to that, we put our dollars back into the local community. We sponsor local sports teams and events, fundraisers, and rescue organizations as well. Our support extends even beyond the world of pets to the special Olympics, baseball and softball teams, and other sports. We care for supply the fish tanks in local schools and have done educational fish presentations for little ones. When it comes to charity contributions for local events, we give as much as we can, as often as we can.”

A Thank You, from Benson’s Pet Center to Everyone!

“We are so grateful to our loyal customers, employees, and executive staff who have all made Benson’s what it is today. From the non-profit organizers, store managers, and vendors, to the people cleaning cricket cages, we are a united team of people from all kinds of backgrounds who have come together with the same objective; to better the lives of every animal we possibly can and support the humans who love them.”

Follow Benson’s Pet Center on Social Media:

Instagram @BensonsPetCenter

Facebook @BensonsPetCenter

Website


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Rawkstar Retailer – Lake Dog and Their People

Lake Dog and Their People

Shari traded the corporate world to play with dogs! She was an executive recruiter when the pandemic forced her brand to close. Although, timing was right for Shari and everything fell into place when she opened her store, Lake Dog and Their People, in downtown Eufaula, Oklahoma over a year and a half ago. They are a Dog Boutique, Self-dog wash, Doggie Day care and Grooming.

What makes ‘Lake Dog and Their People’ unique?

Only about 1000 ft from water

“Lake Dog and Their People is in a lake Community- Eufaula, Oklahoma. It is the only city in Oklahoma located on a lake. We are about halfway between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas. We have visitors, weekenders and locals that shop downtown. So, we offer unique items such as Dog life jackets, dog rafts, dog ice cream to the necessities. Such as food, treats and supplements.  We not only offer items for your fur baby, but we have items for their people too! We have been referred to as a destination store!”

Convenience and service 

If you are visiting the lake or the lake is your home- you do not have to drive to the big city or go online to get healthy food and treats for your dog. We carry quality products. With our self-wash baths, you don’t have to take a stinky dog home. And if you are looking for something to do, you fur baby can come in the store and shop with you!”

New to an already amazing community

It is so exciting to see options in our community that many have not had convenient access to in the past. When a customer comes in and says, “I did not know my dog would be noticeably healthier just by changing the food they eat!” Or… “My dog sheds less or is not itching anymore!”  In addition, I have customers from Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and other larger cities that love the convenience of great items for their lake house, VRBO, Airbnb etc. that they did not have to pack and bring with them! We bring together the love of the lake and dogs.”

What is your favorite Northwest Naturals product?

I have two favorites- the Raw Reward treats, Green Lipped Mussels – My big dog loves them, and they are a great natural way to support her joints and cartilage! My other favorite is the Freeze-Dried Raw diet for dogs – it’s convenient and easy to take with us and there is not a flavor she does not like! I can count on it for a meal or a treat!”

With living off a lake, convenience is a huge factor to think about especially if you have fur babies with you. Our Freeze-Dried Treats and Diets are perfect for anyone visiting the lake with their pups since they are light weight and easy to travel with, there’s no need to thaw the product, and easy to break apart for on the go.

Why is it important to shop local?

“It is important to shop local to invest in our community; it makes for a great place to visit and live! Our tourism is crucial for the future growth and development of our town. We have more people that visit the town than live here, so we appreciate the tax dollars that support the services and public safety we all benefit from and enjoy.”

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