sides furry revelers, there’s plenty of entertainment for the two-legged set with picnic fare,
music, canine wading pools, and local rescue
and shelter representatives on-hand.
“It’s just a fun afternoon at a local park,”
A MONTH FOR MEG
Adoption days are held on a regular basis at
each location throughout the year. However,
May is Meg Month, held in memory of Shelaske’s beloved companion.
“We raise money all month for the Humane Animal Rescue, which is Pittsburgh’s
largest rescue organization,” she says.
The fund- and awareness-raising drive
includes customer donations and the sale of
specially designed T-shirts, with proceeds
benefiting the rescue.
“Everyone knew Meg, so it really resonates
with our customers,” she says. “I am forever
grateful for the time she and I had together.”
LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE
Few of our four-legged companions
relish a trip to the veterinarian.
However, Maddie’s reaction was
visceral. At 90 pounds, the husky/
Great Pyrenees mix proved a real
handful when a visit to her canine
health care provider was called for.
“Maddie was very strong and
independent, knew exactly what was going to happen, and could
be vicious about it,” says owner Laura Grguras.
As Maddie aged, Grguras began to explore natural and holistic
options in order to extend her quality of life and avoid veterinary
drama as much as possible.
“I’d shopped at the big chains and online, but there was a
store I’d driven by many times that drew my interest,” she says.
“I decided to stop in and see what Healthy Pet Products offered in
the way of natural foods.”
She discovered a staff ready to help, answer her questions
and provide a range of nutritional alternatives. As a result, Maddie
flourished and lived to the ripe old age of 14.
“For a big dog, that’s pretty old,” Grguras says. “She definitely
had more energy on her new diet.”
Today, Grguras continues to shop at Healthy Pet Products for
her two dogs, Big Ben, a 12-year-old shepherd mix, and Baby
Ruth, a 4-year-old coonhound/pit bull mix.
“If I have an issue, I know I can stop in to discuss options,”
she says. “The staff members do the research and lead me in the
right direction, and if a product isn’t carried, they will get it in.”
Further, Grguras appreciates the welcoming environment,
where both she and her pets are greeted by name.
“Everyone is always so friendly,” she says. “Even if they don’t
remember my name, they always know the names of my dogs,
and that’s really all I care about.”
The presentation of knowledge and tutelage, seasoned with
a little fun, is another facet valued by Grguras, who attends the
monthly workshops whenever she can.
“Everyone has a good time at the educational seminars,” she
says. “Plus, there is always a little spread of wine and cheese, so
we can sit and chat and be social.”
However, Maddie’s reaction was
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