Why Pets Naturally?
Pets Naturally is Northern Michigan's only holistic pet supply store. Our mission is to guide pet owners into making the right decisions when it comes to feeding our four legged friends. Most of us are in the dark when it comes to the truth about commercial pet food and what is really in it! The bottom line is, we are a company comprised of animal lovers and we want to educate our customers about the many ways healthy food leads to healthy pets.
Kathy Hyland, Owner
Kathy loves dogs!! Plain and simple. When her Boston Terrier Lucy became ill with intestinal and skin problems Kathy decided to find out for herself what was going on. She spent some time researching pet foods and was shocked to find out some of the truths about the pet food industry. Many of the major commercial brands are owned by corporate giants and the quality of our pets foods has been compromised to make way for more profits. Our pets in the U.S. are being forced to eat foods that are not good for them. Once Lucy's diet was changed to a healthy whole food kibble containing real meat and no corn, her issues subsided. This is where Kathy's passion to help other pet owners was born. Feel free to contact Kathy if you have any questions or of course stop in anytime!
Andrea Margelis, Manager
Andrea has been around pets her entire life; from hamsters to horses. She shares her life with her husband and their three dogs; two lab mixes and a high energy Plott Hound. Andrea's mother owned a vitamin store and learned that proper nutrition and supplements can change one's life. That philosophy carried through to their pets. Andrea also worked at a veterinary hospital for over four years, which enforced her belief that one's health starts with food..
Larissa lived in Suttons Bay her entire life until she moved into Traverse City after graduating high school. Growing up, she was always surrounded by animals. Her parents made it a priority for her to treat pets just like family. Larissa is currently attending Northwestern Michigan College pursuing a major in psychology. She has two Bengal/Siamese mix kitties, who are sisters from the same litter named Cookie and Pickles. Her cats love and do really well on the Holistic Select Indoor Health diet! Larissa enjoys hiking, writing and baking.
Tanya was born and raised in Northern Michigan. She can't imagine living anywhere else! Tanya is mother of two beautiful daughters and has been married for 14 years. She loves reading and camping with my her family.
Julie is originally from southeast Michigan and moved to the Traverse City area with her family a few years back. She has had many different pets throughout her life, all of whom she has spoiled like crazy. Her recent joining with the Pets Naturally family was a match made in dog and cat heaven. She is passionate about providing the best possible food and healthcare products to fellow pet owners, and she takes the time to answer any questions one might have about the products offered. Her other interests include birding, hiking with her dog, cooking, gardening, restoring habitats with native Michigan plants, and spending time with family.
Mary grew up in the Leland and Traverse City area. She attended college at Michigan State University. After college, Mary moved to Wyoming, where she lived for 10 years near the Wind River Mountains. Mary then returned to Traverse City where she happily lives today. She worked in the financial industry for 36 years, retiring from Members Credit Union as Vice President of Lending in December 2014. She has two grown sons, a three year old grandson, and another due any day! Mary raised Irish Wolfhounds for 25 years and has one 170 pound furry baby today. She also has two rescue cats and one terrier. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, music, walking her dogs, and all outdoor activities year around that the area offers. She says that "working at Pets Naturally is a wonderful retirement job!"