SAN DIEGO – Jan. 8, 2015 – EarthWise Pet Supply, a neighborhood natural pet food, supply, grooming and self wash pet store, celebrates their first year of being open to the public. Family-owned and operated, the Carmel Valley location is the first to open San Diego County.
Owners Norma and John Gervais invite the public to join them at their store on Saturday, Jan. 24 to celebrate their one year anniversary. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will offer store specials, 50 percent off self washes, and $5 nail trims. EarthWise Pet Supply is located at 7805 Highland Village Place, Suite G-101, in the Albertson’s shopping center, in the Carmel Valley/Torrey Highlands neighborhood of San Diego.
“As a family-owned business, we’re ecstatic to reach our first anniversary,” says Norma Gervais, co-owner, EarthWise Pet Supply in Carmel Valley. “The ongoing support from the community means the world to us. We’ve met many of our neighbors and their pets who have become our friends. We look forward to serving our community for years to come.”
Opening an EarthWise Pet Supply location aligns two passions for Norma — her previous work experience working in corporate franchise management and owning a popular dog-sitting business. “I am happy to have a career that allows me to evolve and grow my passion for the well-being of animals,” says Norma. “Plus, it provides me an opportunity to work with my family.” Her husband John and son Ian are often at the store working alongside Norma.
What sets the Carmel Valley location of EarthWise Pet Supply apart from their competition is that they are a fully-integrated retail location offering top-selling brands and products, professional grooming services, and a do-it-yourself dog wash station with ramp access into and out of the tub. “Our customers appreciate our knowledge of the brands we carry, that we take time to understand their needs and are able to answer their questions in detail,” says Norma. Brands offered by EarthWise Pet Supply’s Carmel Valley location include Acana, Orijen, Stella & Chewy’s, Smallbatch, and Zignature – all natural products that are often hard to find at traditional brick and mortar retail locations.
Giving back to the community is a key ingredient to their business success. The Gervais Family has supported several nonprofit organizations and schools, helping them raise thousands of dollars for various causes. They primarily support animal rescue organizations, and have hosted adoption events at their store location for several, including Second Chance Dog Rescue and Pug Rescue of San Diego County.
Leading up to and after the Jan. 24 one year anniversary event, the Gervais Family plans a community tour to say “thank you” to their customers. They plan to serve coffee and donuts, as well as offer treats and EarthWise coupons. The schedule includes:
▪ Saturday, Jan. 10 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Rancho Penasquitos Dog Park
▪ Saturday, Jan. 17 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Torrey Pines High School Dog Park
▪ Saturday, Jan. 31 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Del Sur School Dog Park
About EarthWise Pet Supply, Grooming & Wash
The mission of EarthWise Pet Supply is to better the lives of pets and their owners through proper education, exceptional customer service, all natural products, and green business practices. The Carmel Valley/Torrey Highlands location of EarthWise Pet Supply opened in December 2013, and is a family owned, neighborhood natural pet food, supply, grooming and self wash pet store. For more information, visit EarthWisePet.com or call 858-449-4992. Connect with EarthWise Pet Supply on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.