Featured pet food store

Growlies

We are Jo-Anne and Neal Cropper, and we started Growlies near the end of 2007, just after — and for many people, in the middle of — the biggest pet food recall North America has ever experienced. We were unsure as to what we should buy for our three furry companions, and there was a serious lack of available options.

Featured pet food store

We are Jo-Anne and Neal Cropper, and we started Growlies near the end of 2007, just after — and for many people, in the middle of — the biggest pet food recall North America has ever experienced. We were unsure as to what we should buy for our three furry companions, and there was a serious lack of available options.

Jo-Anne had previous experience working with animals as an animal health technologist for a number of years, where she acquired a foundational understanding of the traditional offerings available from the pet food industry.

“My experience was in the IT realm, but I was passionate about what we fed our pup, and we began researching heavily to find out what was right for the health of our pets.”

Up until this point, our pets had always had a diet of kibble. Jojo proposed a raw pet food diet to me, and as we started reading and learning about traditional pet food options, and their possible ingredients, we were flabbergasted, to say the least.

The more we researched, the more important it was to find a well-balanced, fresh-food option.

Our local community had many places that claimed to be pet-focused health food stores but based on the unhealthy items we saw on their shelves, we couldn’t be convinced they had our pets’ best interests at heart. We decided our neighbourhood needed a pet food grocer dedicated to the health of our pets, so we found a local retail spot that made sense and, despite our lack of any previous retail experience, jumped right in, opening our own store.

We still advocate the raw food diet overall; we have seen how good this diet is for our pets, and we proudly offer it to our community. We encourage people to use dehydrated, freeze-dried or canned as either breakfast cereal, or for short periods while travelling or when a lack of refrigeration is a concern.

We also promote the use of bone-bearing meats for good oral hygiene. Depending on the size of your pet, a good raw chicken, whole tripe, turkey neck, or pigs foot is the perfect toothbrush for them. It works their jaw and neck muscles while cleaning their teeth.

Your Fresh Pet Food Connection. If we can help one family have a healthier pet for a longer period than was otherwise possible, it’s all worth it.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Bring your pet!

Visit Growlies

118 – 2871 Jacklin Rd.,
Victoria BC V9B-0P3
Phone: 1-250-391-4475
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm
Web: https://growlies.ca/

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3185 Theatre Road,
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7B8
Telephone: (250) 417-0487
Email: info@petsgoraw.ca