Category Archives: Rawkstar Retailers

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Rawkstar Retailer – Hungry Hound

About Hungry Hounds

In 2004, Shelley was baking cookies at her home and handing them out to friends and family. She then started selling them at craft shows. As she learned more about the ingredients and recipes, she realized what was really in pet food and wanted to help educate people. She then opened her first store in 2005. Her first store is in St.John Indiana, her second opened in 2013 in Hobart Indiana, and her third store is in Valpo Indiana in 2020.

At Hungry Hound, they believe every pet is special and deserves only the best foods and treatment, which is why you can be certain that all of the products and services they offer are of the highest quality.

What makes Hungry Hounds unique?

Customers will love the boutique feel and high-quality products. Shelley online stocks the store with the highest quality food and treats – including her gourmet treats!

Some of their services include dog grooming, nutritional counseling, gourmet dog treats, local delivery, or curbside pickup.

The Team

Our employees care about our guests and their pets like they are family by offering amazing customer service and product knowledge. The staff at Hungry Hound Boutique & Grooming is committed to continually learning more about pet care, products, and nutrition so we can provide you with the best products and services around. The staff at each location is educated so they can be there to help customers with questions and make great recommendations.

Shopping Local

“We love our customers from Saint John, Hobart, Merrillville, Cook, Brunswick, Kreitzburg, Lake Hills, Rolling Hill Estates, Schererville, New Elliott, Dyer & Hartsdale areas. Thank you so much for supporting your local pet food and supply store”

Why do they carry Northwest Naturals?

“We love NWN because there is no middleman. Product ingredients are sourced locally and manufacturing is done from start to finish in their own facility. The company is personable and approachable answering tough questions – extremely transparent. A true mom and pop fee;” (Shelley).

Our Freeze Dried products are their personal favorite product from us. “Freeze Dried is so versatile, shelf-stable, and can be used for treats or a complete diet. Very easy to keep in your pocket for training” (Shelley).

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Rawkstar Retailer – Expert Pet

About Expert Pets

They opened their doors during one of the hardest economic times small businesses have had in a long time. At the beginning of 2021, Expert Pets started in a 2000 sq ft facility. With no retail experience and no big game plan, they took a leap of faith because of a simple observation – a need in the community.

Living in San Francisco, they didn’t have any local pet stores and if they did want to go to one, it was out of town. But for the most part, they were just ordering their pet’s products online right to their door without really knowing what they were buying. So, as pet lovers themselves, they saw a need for a pet store in their community and knew others would too. They didn’t know what they were doing but took the chance that others would agree that a local pet store would benefit the community.

They now occupy a 7,500 sq ft facility with 4,000 dedicated to pet products, 10 freezers of raw pet food, a pet hotel, a pet daycare with concierge service, and a new vet clinic coming very soon.

Mike and his partner dove head first into making this a success. What was supposed to be a part-time job, now occupies most of his time – in a good way! With management at the store 24/7 consumers can ensure that things run smoothly and things are taken care of. They are able to hand-select products for their sustainability and sourcing that they believe can benefit a pet’s life

What Makes them Unique?

Besides the fact that they are one of the only local retail destinations in San Francisco, they value high-quality products and helping people get their hands on them. “We love educating people on quality pet food for a happy healthy pet” Mike, one of the owners said, “We will have everything under woof, for your animals. There isn’t another independent store with retail space, grooming, daycare, and a vet clinic near us. They also hand-select products to ensure only the highest quality food occupies their store.


“Let’s Make A Difference. Together, We Can Affect Change in San Francisco.”

“Before we ever conceived of Ocean Paws, our team was guided by one principle: To help make our local community better. With that in mind, we thought of ways to make San Francisco’s OMI neighborhoods more equitable places to live. Our first good is to provide quality foods and services at prices that can support our staff’s living wage, without excluding our neighbors who can’t always afford to shop locally. We want to be the best, friendliest, and most welcoming pet boutique to ever come to San Francisco.”

“Our second initiative is to improve the Ocean Avenue corridor by adding pet waste containers on every block.”

“We set a reasonable number of 10 pet waste containers. We sought to get support from our neighbors – yes even our neighbors – to our local businesses and organizations. As of June, we have six containers ready to go.”

The following businesses and individuals have donated to this effort:

  • Ocean Paws: 1 container
  • Sorelli Home Services: 1 container
  • Ocean Ale House: 2 containers
  • Mike K. and Wendi I.: 1 container
  • Ocean Avenue Association: 1 container

Shopping Local

Expert Pets also hosted a Pet Expo twice last year in May and October. They had a bunch of vendors, like Northwest Naturals, go to San Francisco, set up booths, and show off their amazing products. These expos are a great way for the store and their employees to learn, but also for the community. Shopping local at stores like Expert Pets allows them to keep employee locals, serve locals, and give back to the locals.


Expert Pets is locally owned and operated and they hire in the neighborhood and community. “We believe in the community – it’s where we find out staff and loyal customers. We are here for the community” (Mike). They are growing in all aspects including their staff which allows them to do more. Working at Expert Pets is a happy and fun place where you get to play with dogs all day!

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

“Northwest Naturals is the number one pet food and treat sold here at Expert Pets” (Mike). They have an awesome treat bar where Northwestnaturals is also featured. They are very health conscious and focus on where the ingredients come from when picking a product to carry in-store. With our treats being single-ingredient, it fits into their store and values perfectly. Some of their favorite products are the Frozen Raw Meaty Bones for Dogs and the Chicken Freeze Dried Treats.

Instagram: @expertpet.sf


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Rawkstar Retailer – City Dogs Grocery

City Dogs Grocery was opened by Christi Rider in 2017. After being a pediatric nurse for 20 years, she was ready for a career change. With the support of her husband, she took her passion and love for animals, alongside a leap of faith, and purchased City Dogs Grocery on January 8th, 2017. City Dogs is a dog and cat boutique store with now 3 amazing locations! Located downtown, we are Indy’s local pet destination offering only the best in healthy nutrition and treats, toys, and accessories. We focus on pet nutrition and supplements. All our products are hand-picked by me before going on the shelf.

What Makes City Dogs Unique?

Going above and beyond with customer service, offering unique products, and one-on-one support with pet health and nutrition. The first thing they’ll notice when walking inside the doors is that it is a true boutique feel with a true one-on-one shopping experience not received in the big box stores.

Shopping and Supporting Local

Giving back to the community and neighborhoods we are in really does help keep the small business thriving.

By partnering with local rescues and shelters we help with placing pets in their forever homes. We offer adoption bundles which also help to get the pet on a good healthy diet and lifestyle.


The employees are just amazing. All of them share a passion for pets and pet parents. “I think we have the best staff” (Christi). They educate themselves daily so they can provide you with the best for your dogs and cats. They want their customers, you, to feel like family every time they come through the doors at City Dogs.

Favorite Northwest Naturals Product

“My favorite NWN product would have to be the new Pork Hearts because my fur babies love them” Christi continues to say, “Northwest Naturals gives the support we need in the stores with our employees, consumers, and their pets.”


We would love for you to come in and see why we have been named “Best Local Pet Supply Store in Indy” for 3 years in a row!




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Rawkstar Retailer – Two Bostons

About Two Bostons

Your pets are family and you know they need things to be happy, but the number of choices can be overwhelming.  This can make you doubt yourself and wonder, “Am I a good pet owner?”

We understand the feeling because our pets are family too. For the past 17 years, we have helped over 100,000 families understand and choose the products that are right for them.

Let us help you – come into the store, or give us a call to get customized recommendations about items that are best for your family.

If you want to go from confused and stressed to confident about your pet’s happiness, stop by Two Bostons today!

What makes Two Boston’s unique?

“We sell fun and education,” AndreAnne one of the owners said, “When a pet parent opens the doors they feel the fun – fun colors, fun products, and fun employees.”

At Two Bostons, we have been obsessed with the customer experience in our stores since before we even opened.  This includes all facets of what makes Two Bostons such a fun destination for you and your pets, including great product selection, fun atmosphere, as well as attentive service.

Mission Statement

Two Bostons strives to continually offer the country’s best selection of quality pet products to help strengthen the bond between guardians and the pets they love. We will do so in an engaging and stimulating environment where everyone –  team members, customers, vendors, and visitors, is excited about being part of the Two Bostons family. 

Local Community

They have donated over 175k meals to local rescues and shelters among so many other things in their community.


Their employees are very well versed in the products sold at the stores. They go through 60 hours of on-the-floor training when first hired. “Our employees are Two Bostons” AndreAnne.

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products:

Whitefish and Salmon Freeze Dog is the favorite. It was the first product that their dog, Sassy, could eat where her body absorbed the nutrients and was able to get off her allergy meds.

and surprise!

Store #7 is opening in spring 2023!

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Instagram – twobostonsboutique

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Rawkstar Retailer – Wet Nose


How Wet Nose Was Born

Wet Nose all started because of Lilly (pictured below).

Lilly is Shelia and Joe’s (founders of Wet Nose) fur baby that has had some health issues and once they found a way to help her, they wanted to help other pet parents to find help that isn’t always easily accessible.

“I didn’t realize how unhealthy she was until I saw how healthy she had become. She seemed happier. I told my husband, Joe, that it was upsetting to know that I blindly followed our vet’s advice in the past. If I was made aware of these “alternative” options, I’m sure that I would have explored them. So I gave him a cold beer, sat him down, and said, “Do you know how many pets we could help if we opened up a store?” I know there are devoted people out there like me that would do anything for their pets…that want nothing but the best for them. I wanted to help enhance those relationships. And that was how Wet Nose was born” (Shelia).

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for pets and the people who love them. The store offers a beautiful, unexpected adventure with each visit.

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

Lilly actually gets to chime in on this one – her favorite food from Northwest Naturals was the Frozen Beef Nuggets for Dogs. At Wet Nose, Northwest Naturals has always been the ‘go-to’ brand from day one. The food helps pets transition well to frozen or freeze-dried raw.


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Rawkstar Retailer – Woof Life

Woof Life

Located in Crown Point and Valpo, Indiana, Woof Life is a pet boutique specializing in nutritious food and healthy products for dogs and cats. With over 15 furry family members among our staff, we have first-hand experience with a multitude of pet wellness needs, behavioral and medical issues, and special dietary requirements. We’re here do all that we can to help your pet family lead long and happy lives.

What do you look for in a dog food store?

A store that will give you sound advice on what you should feed your dog? A fun store to shop in where you can bring your dog and be treated like family?  Or do you just want to run in to the store and grab a bag of dog food and head out.

At Woof Life we believe shopping for your dog and cat should be fun.  We want you and your dog to enjoy coming into our store and visiting with us.  We love to educate our customers and help them make the best food choices that they can make for their dogs and cats. Woof Life is truly your neighborhood dog and cat food store offering only the top rated dog and cat foods that have met our guidelines for quality.

“The most important decision you can make for your dog or cat is what goes in their food bowl”– Dr. Barbara Royal

The Woof Cartel

They have been in business for 13 years and have built an incredible team. They like to call themselves ‘The Woof Cartel’! Leslie Cook, owner and certified nutrition expert, herds the pack out of trouble. The Cartel also has 4 other certified nutrition experts; Ashlee, Gina, Tracy, and Elyse.

Favorite Northwest Naturals Products

Although they carry most, if not all, of our products, they thing they love the most from our brand is the different protein options. Having a wide variety of proteins is great for pets with allergies or other issues because there is always an option for them.

“We love Northwest Naturals because it is a well-respected brand, humane grade USDA, high quality, humane grade supplements, and at a great value. They are also very transparent which gives me comfort having them in my stores.” Leslie Cook.

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Instagram: shopwooflife

Facebook: woof life

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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”

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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”


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


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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).


“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)

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Instagram @patsyspetmarket

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