Island Pet Source’s large selection follows one important rule: products must be geared toward the best possible health and wellness for pets. Like the title says, they offer 6,742 reasons to visit!
“We have trialed almost everything in the store with our own pets,” explains store owner Michelle Pedro. “We carry 6,742 (and counting!) unique items in-store for your pet’s individual needs,” such as limited ingredient food for pets that have poultry or grain sensitivities, and more.
Animal wellness – physical and mental – provides the framework of the business focus on the healthiest foods and inventive supplies, while also meeting the needs of their busy customers with a 300-plus square foot groom room. They do full service grooming, including bath and tidy by appointment and nail trims by drop-in. Looking ahead to warmer weather throughout summer, you might want to consider some of the fantastic cooling products for dogs. Like cooling mats, vests, bandanas, and even pools, all which use non-toxic materials. Frozen ‘pupsicle’ kits are arriving soon! For your feline friends, ask for their product offerings to keep your little indoor buddies healthy and active, and to help manage shedding.
Local and environmentally-conscious products also fit within the stores mandate of best pet health practice. You’ll find lots of Island-made treats and Canadian products, and a fantastic array of enviro-conscious products. Such as the line of Beco: bowls, litter trays, and an assortment of toys which are non-toxic and biodegradable. The bowls are made from recycled bits of chopsticks from manufacturing and rope toys made from hemp; you’ll feel great purchasing this line.
Additionally, maintaining the family-feel of the store is of utmost importance to Michelle. Her daughter works alongside her and her business philosophy is simple and guided by her love of animals. “I believe I am successful because my approach comes from the heart. I truly want to improve the health and wellness of animals. I choose to offer what I believe are healthy diet options, and many of these are not available in big box stores or corporate pet shops.”