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THREE DOG BAKERY – Encino, CA

Consider it your very good fortune to enter Three Dog Bakery in Encino.  The first thing to greet you is an amazing aroma of freshly baked goods – so pleasant is the scent that it just simply makes you smile.  Then when you feast your eyes on the wonderous creations on display, and happily, you start reaching for your wallet only to realize that these treats are not for your consumption. [...] Read more »

TO WAG FOR – 2 locations: Santa Monica, CA and Bel Air, MD

Six years ago, Milya Burian (a lifelong animal lover) chose to open a pet store and grooming establishment in the famous beach community of Santa Monica, California. She called it, To Wag For. Located on fashionable Montana Avenue, it is a welcoming establishment for A-lister pet parents.  In 2016, Milya opened another To Wag For location in Bel Air, Maryland.  These beautiful bi-coastal stores offer toys, hardgoods, pet nutrition products, and grooming. [...] Read more »

MY PET NATURALLY – Santa Monica, CA

Sustainability.  It is a word tossed about in our culture for quite some time.  Yet, sustainability is more than just about we humans leaving a smaller carbon footprint.  For Brett Newton (store manager of My Pet Naturally), it means a commitment to an agrarian lifestyle where people, animals, and the land work in partnership with each other. [...] Read more »

THE HEALTHY ANIMAL, PEMBROKE, MA

A year ago, we introduced you to Diane Dewberry and her amazing shop The Healthy Animal.  We wanted to get Diane’s take on the current climate in the pet retail industry during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as her opinions on the future of the independent pet retailer.  Here, we give you her insights and our original article about Diane which ran in May 2019. [...] Read more »

R&R PET LIFESTYLE & SUPPLY – Simi Valley, CA

Picture this: Two teenage boys working at a pet shop when suddenly a pipe bursts flooding the store.  It is the task of these two young men to clean up this watery mess so the store can reopen.  To pass the time, one decides to crank up the tunes on his iPod mostly to the music of the band Strung Out. [...] Read more »

THE HEALTHY ANIMAL – Robbinsville, NJ

Born and raised in New Jersey, you can say that Robert Walling isn’t one to stray too far from home. He is a man dedicated to the township where he grew up, got married and raised his children.  Part of that dedication was to open a pet food store where his neighbors could get exceptional products, and he, in turn, could support his local community. [...] Read more »

PET SUPPLY SANTA CLARITA – Santa Clarita, CA

Although the third largest city in Los Angeles County, the municipality of Santa Clarita (and its surrounding cities) is populated with citizens who have lived there for generations and have worked hard to maintain a small-town feel. [...] Read more »

PET SUPPLY CAMARILLO – Camarillo, CA

What can you say about a man who is devoted to his community, his customers, and all species of animals? Perhaps he might be Camarillo’s resident Dr. Doolittle! Chris Hoeflich seamlessly cannot only communicate with a variety of animals but has an instinct to help pet parents find exactly what they need. [...] Read more »

PET WORLD – Natick, MA

Some people in this world were destined for their professions.  This certainly seems to be the case for Dan Lavallee, manager of Pet World in Natick, Massachusetts. [...] Read more »

THE WHARF – Ventura, California

For many people, California is a mythical locale of countless celebrity sightings, a place where year-round tanning is a requirement, and the only things predictable are traffic jams and earthquakes. Although those of us fortunate enough to call California our home may see “The Golden State” through polarized sunglasses, it doesn’t mean we are not down-to-earth nor value ties to our neighbors and local communities. [...] Read more »

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