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.
Meet Our Pet Friendly Staff
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 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 an energetic 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 has always had a love for animals and believes pets are family. She currently lives in Interlochen with her boyfriend and four-legged kids. Her time outside of work is mostly spent exercising their Weimaraner, Cheyenne, and Redbone Coonhound, Paya. She also has two kitties, Cookie and Pickles. She takes pride in keeping her dogs and cats healthy, happy, and active.
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!”
Kayla is a Traverse City native. She is the mother of two young, wonderful children, a son and daughter. For 20 years she has bred, raised, trained, shown and handled border collies in 4H and AKC in the breed ring, showmanship, agility and obedience. During her 4H years, she showed horses, lambs and dogs. Currently she has 2 quarter horses, 1 crazy pony, 3 border collies, 1 cat, 1 hamster, 1 rabbit and a flock of chickens. Her pride and joy are her children and she enjoys teaching them how to respect and care for all 4-legged family members.
Annie grew up in Northern Michigan. Throughout her childhood she had a variety of pets including lizards, hamsters, fish, cats and dogs. Currently she has 2 dogs and 11 chickens. She lives on a small farm with her husband, son and their dogs.
Bailey is a traverse city native. She enjoys exploring the nature and the area has to offer with her lab mix Bob.
Taylor was born and raised in Traverse City. Living with her boyfriend and their cat, Harlow, she also has two standard doodles at her parents house. Taylor has always had a love for the animals and a dream to work in the pet industry. Taylor is thankful for her experience working with Pets Naturally, as it has expanded her knowledge of the holistic pet world.