Welcome to EarthWise Pet Supply East Village! We are an independent, locally-owned-and-operated grooming and pet supply store serving the downtown San Diego community (and beyond!) since 2015. Our purpose is to provide our neighbors a compelling shopping alternative to ‘Big-Box,’ ‘Mega-Pet,’ and online ‘eChow’ experiences. We offer the widest possible variety of all-natural, grain-free, and raw pet foods, as well as superior quality treats, highly-personalized and affordable grooming, and an overall awesome in-store experience!
Why did we open our store, and what makes us unique, you might ask? Our family has been avid pet owners for many years; dogs, cats, birds, fish – even turtles! Over the years, we became increasingly aware of how the quality of pet food varies from brand to brand; and that, most typically, the best- known brands are actually the worst in terms of nutritional value. We also noticed that ‘prescription’ diets and other supposedly ‘healthy’ recipes from large pet food manufacturers still contained lots of fillers and other ingredients of questionable benefit to our pets. Aside from the food aspect, we became frustrated with the lack of options to the large, impersonal chain stores. Even some of the smaller, independent stores we visited left us with a feeling of no direct, personal involvement by the ownership. It was surprising the number of times we walked in and out of stores and were never acknowledged by anyone, let alone asked if we needed help! These experiences, along with the exciting prospect of becoming small business owners, convinced us to ‘take the plunge’ and create a pet store experience that would match our own standards in terms of quality, atmosphere, and customer service.
What You Can Expect From Us
When you walk through our door, you can expect a warm and personal greeting, and we will quickly try to tend to any needs or questions you may have! As an independent store, our focus on customer service allows us to serve as a valuable educational resource to local pet owners on pet nutrition, which is the subject of an overwhelming amount of contradictory information online. This, in turn, enables us to focus on quality over quantity, offering super-healthy diets that fit your budget.
Our experience has been that many pet owners, at least initially, have no hard and fast reason for feeding their pets what they do (e.g., “I just give him what he’ll eat!”). Fortunately, most folks are happy to learn about higher-quality and healthier foods for their pets. We are thrilled to provide nutritional information about the products we carry, and to offer plenty of free samples!
We also take the greatest pride in offering the highest-quality pet grooming services in San Diego. Our award-winning groomers are passionate in their craft, committed to excellence, and responsive to each and every pet owner’s desires. Because we groom only one pet at a time, you don’t have to worry about your fur-baby being caged for extended periods of time, like in other ‘grooming mills.’ We offer cage-free grooming and use only the highest quality products that will leave your pet happy, chemical-free, and beautiful! We are also the only grooming provider that allows you to book appointments automatically online! How convenient is that!?
For those folks who want to bathe their own pups (or kitties!), we have the most accommodating and accessible self-wash tubs available anywhere! Customers who have tried other self-wash facilities tell us their experience at our store is so much easier and convenient. Walk-up ramps, easy tethering, automated shampoo & rinse systems, and pre-set water and dryer temperature settings allow you to bathe your pet in a fraction of the time of hand bathing!
The Fun Stuff: Toys, Treats, Apparel & More!
Looking for that perfect toy to stimulate your pup’s brain or a treat that will have them begging for a training session? You came to the right place! We have the largest selection of hand-picked toys of any independent store in San Diego, all screened for safety and durability. We also have an incredible variety of healthy and safe treats and chews. We’ll even let your pup choose its own! We have walls of beautiful, high-quality collars, leashes, and harnesses, ranging from ‘economical’ to the ‘extravagant!’ And for that special event – or, ‘just because’ - we carry a fabulous array of ‘Puppy Apparel’ and seasonal costume gear.
For more information, stop by our pet supply store in San Diego, CA, or give us a call at (619) 359-8805.