Shop Local: The Benefits of Supporting Independent Pet Boutiques

As pet owners, we want the very best for our furry family members. From the food they eat to the toys they play with, quality is what we look for when buying for our pets. As pet supplies become more readily available through big box stores and online vendors, it is important to recognize the benefits of shopping for premium products in local, independent pet boutiques.

Independent pet boutiques are committed to the well-being of your pets.

Are you looking for a human-grade, locally made pet food? Does your dog need a natural joint supplement? What protein are you looking for in a training treat? Does your cat have food allergies?  Independent pet boutiques understand that your pet is a part of your family and should be treated accordingly. Boutiques typically require employees to complete extensive training on products and pet nutrition, ensuring the staff is providing the best recommendations for every pet.  Whether you have questions regarding nutrition, or need a food to satisfy a finicky cat or growing puppy, independent pet boutiques will accommodate your pet’s individual needs.

Independent pet boutiques are committed to you.

Shopping at an independent pet boutique is much more than simply picking up a bag of dog food or a toy for your cat. It is a personal experience catered to you and the products you are looking for. Customer service is often top priority at local boutiques. Your name is remembered. Your concerns and questions about your pet and their care are valid. If a product is not in stock or you are simply searching for something new, request a special order. When the staff is passionate about their work and the products they sell, long-lasting relationships are formed, and you receive quality service centered on you and your pet.

 

Independent pet boutiques are committed to the local community.

Did you know that for every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures? For every $100 spent in national chains or big box stores, only $43 returns to the community. When the money is spent online, nothing stays home. Reported by the 3/50 project, if half of the employed population spent $50 every month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue every year. Shopping at independent pet boutiques boosts the local economy as the profits are spent within the community by the people who work there. Also, most independent pet boutiques are involved with pet adoption and pet rescue agencies and often sponsor fundraising events and pet nutrition seminars. These noble, necessary, and often pet-saving endeavors would not be possible without the support of local consumers.

Independent pet boutiques provide premium products, outstanding customer service, and knowledgeable staff members dedicated to providing the best care for your pet. Stop by your local pet boutique today and see what they have to offer!

 

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