New pet store to focus on natural, local products

A pet store focusing on natural and locally made products will open later this year in Sioux Falls.

Scott and Julie Ward are the franchisees for EarthWise Pet Supply, which focuses on pet nutrition and a biologically appropriate diet to help pets live long and healthy lives.

“We had an instant connection with the company’s mission and values and especially with the people at EarthWise,” Scott Ward said. “It’s only been a short while and we already feel very much a part of the Earthwise family.”

EarthWise started in 1977 as the family-owned Nature’s Pet Market in California. It’s grown into a coalition of stores nationwide under both names.

“We will offer a wide selection of high-quality, natural and locally-sourced pet foods at competitive prices, as well as pet supplies grooming and self-wash services,” Ward said. “We are passionate about animal rescue, and one of our main objectives will be to team up with, and support, local rescue organizations to promote pet adoption.”

They are finalizing a location but plan to open later this fall. The store will be hiring four full-time groomers and three part-time retail employees once the opening gets closer.

“Customers shopping at EarthWise can expect exceptional service, knowledgable staff and a commitment to sustainable, green business practices,” Ward said.

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New pet store to focus on natural, local products

A pet store focusing on natural and locally made products will open later this year in Sioux Falls.

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