[As I continue to experience and come to gain a greater appreciation for local businesses in and around the Belleville/Quinte area, I've decided to share them with you here. These are places that not only support our local economy by being owned and operated by entrepreneurs in out community but are also businesses that offer exceptional service and quality. If you're from the area, I highly recommended you check them out! This post has also been cross-posted at my dog blog, Just Jasper.]
Located in Belleville, Little Stinkers Natural Pet Food and Grooming is a provider of pet food, products and services with a focus on the natural and holistic. The staff of Little Stinkers aim to create “happier and healthier pets” by strengthening the bond between animals and their human companions.Co-owners and founders, Janine and Tammy, both worked in the pet industry before deciding to team up to bring Little Stinkers to life. If their experiences had taught them anything, it was that not enough attention was being paid to helping people care for their “whole” pet. By starting their own business, they realized that they could change that by offering products and services to their customers that they themselves truly believe in.
Little Stinkers is so much more than your average pet store. The store sells only all-natural pet foods for a variety of animals. All of the products are carefully researched before they hit the shelves in order to provide the best quality nutrition for pets. Even the products they sell, such as leads, collars and toys are the of the best quality.
Tammy, with over 20 years of experience as a certified master groomer behind her, heads the on-site pet salon and grooming centre. Not only does she provide a wide array of services such as cleaning, grooming, nail trimming and ear cleaning but Tammy and the staff can also teach pet owners how to do many of these things themselves.
Along with these services, the staff at Little Stinkers also provides health and behavioral consultation for pets. Supplying a wide variety of holistic supplements, the staff can help pet-owners find a natural alternative to many common ailments. Whether it’s coming up with a properly balanced diet to help a cat loose weight or providing the right product with some handy tips to help with dog training, the staff at Little Stinkers always have an answer to your questions.
Providing the community, human and animal alike, with honest and dependable service is important at Little Stinkers. As pet owners themselves, Janine and Tammy understand the need for quality and cost-effective products and services and strive to deliver them to their customers. Little Stinkers also operates as a rescue facility and adoption point for local animal welfare organization, Fixed Fur Life, helping to find safe and nurturing homes for neglected and abandoned pets and keeping the love right there in their own community.
From a personal perspective, I can honestly say that dealing with Little Stinkers has been one of the more inspiring local business experiences I’ve had to date. Not only is the staff incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, but they take the time to get to know you as people, not just as average customers. Nothing impresses me more than walking in with Jasper and having Janine acknowledge us both by name and know our story.If you’re a local pet owner and haven’t been into Little Stinkers yet, you’re missing out.
You can find them at 95 College St. West in Belleville,
give them a call at 613.771.9479,
or check out their website at www.littlestinkers.ca!