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Customers Recycling Efforts Raised $1,571.33 for Kentucky Humane Society

December 28, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

EarthbornAccording to Earthborn Holistic, our customers turned in 12,569 empty Earthborn bags for recycling and raised $1,571.33 for Kentucky Humane Society. So, hauling all those empty bags back to the store paid off! Thanks to everyone for their help.

The folks at Earthborn Holistic said, “Through our Earthborn ReBorn® program and our partners at TerraCycle® we have been able to recycle and keep over 64,034 of our bags out of the landfill! We have also donated $8,638 dollars to pet charities all over the country!”

TerraCycle®  takes Earthborn Holistic® flexible, plastic packaging and transform it into branded, usable products. If you are interested in participating in this program just bring your empty bags of Earthborn pet food to your neighborhood Feeders Supply. To learn more, please check out Earthborn’s  website: http://ow.ly/tVSa306jBDX

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Picture Your Pets With Santa Raises Over $100,000 for 5 Local Animal Charities

December 21, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

Picture Your Pets with Santa – held at all 17 Feeders Supply stores Dec. 3-4 and 10-11 – raised over $100,000 for five local animal charities: the Kentucky Humane Society, Floyd County (Ind.) Animal Rescue League, Shamrock Pet Foundation, Saving Sunny Inc., and the Franklin County (KY) Humane Society.

This was the most successful Picture Your Pets with Santa in the event’s 29-year history, which was started in 1987 by Feeders Supply to help local animal organizations. Each Feeders Supply store hosts the event the first two weekends in December, and over 500 volunteers from the animal charities staff the event, with all proceeds benefitting the designated charities.

“This is by far the biggest Picture Your Pets event we’ve seen, with 17 Feeders Supply locations and five local animal organizations,” says Pam Longwell, President of Feeders Supply. “We provide the space in our stores and advertise the event. The animal charities collect and keep all of the proceeds from photo and photo gift item sales. Hosting this event is just one of the ways that we give back to our communities. We are very excited to help all these worthy charities raise funds for their animals.”

We also offer special thanks to our Picture Your Pets With Santa pet food sponsor-Natural Balance. The support allows us to do even more promotion for the event!

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Picture Your Pets With Santa — A Huge Success

December 16, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (2)

Santa SocialThe 29th edition of Picture Your Pets With Santa is winding down. The pictures and gift items are processed and ready to be picked up. The hundreds of volunteers who worked the event are now attempting to get their own holidays wrapped up. And, the folks who work in our stores are busy keeping the shelves full of pet holiday items and care essentials so that our customers will be ready for December 25th and the holiday weekend.

Our animal charity partners for the Picture Your Pets With Santa fundraising event are reporting in, and it appears that this year’s results are the best ever! Kentucky Humane Society, our lead partner, tells us that their sales were up and they are calling them the best ever.

Our friends at Shamrock Foundation who undertook the photo effort at the Baxter Avenue store tell us that the event went better than they could have imagined. This was their first time producing Picture Your Pets and they saw a wide variety of pets beyond the usual dogs and cats: a pet squirrel wearing a reindeer hoodie, tortoise with a holiday hat, a family all wearing onesies including the dog, guinea pig, a bunny, and more.

We understand that the Franklin County Humane Society, also doing their first event, experienced success at our Frankfort store, too.

Our partners in Southern Indiana, Floyd County Animal Rescue League and Saving Sunny, who worked at the Shepherdsville store, have yet to share their experiences, but we’re sure theirs will be positive along with the others. We do know that FCARL had the pleasure of coordinating Santa photos was a herd of llamas.Santa and Llama

Feeders Supply is proud to sponsor this event. We provide the animal groups space in our stores at no charge and we promote the event. Every dollar spent by our customers for the Santa photos and photo gifts goes straight to the charity. We receive none of the sales. This is event is one of the ways we give back to our community and promote the adoption option.

So, we take this moment to thank you, our loyal customers, for supporting these local animal organizations and for helping raise money that is used to help homeless pets find their forever homes right here in our local towns. Thank you!

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New North Dixie Store Opened Nov. 11

November 13, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

Pet lovers in Shively and South Louisville will have their own neighborhood Feeders Supply. The new store is located next to the Kroger Marketplace super-store on Dixie Highway in the Dixie Crossings Center. The North Dixie store joins the Valley Station store in serving customers in southwest and south central Louisville.

The grand opening event, which includes multiple door prizes and daily gifts for the first 50 customers takes place November 25 through December 4 to celebrate the launch of the 11,000+ square foot location. The store will carry the same products as other Feeders Supply retail shops and features an extensive line of premium pet foods, pet supplies, and small animals along with a complete freshwater fish department. Customers will also have access to Feeders’ wide array of songbird and wildlife feeds at our competitive, everyday low prices. The store includes a convenient 4-bay self-serve pet wash. Dog training classes will begin at the store in January.

The new store manager is Jason Helton. With the company for seven years, Jason’s career with Feeders began at the Baxter store, and he most recently served as first assistant manager our Hikes Point location. Several new associates have been hired and trained. So when the doors opened on North Dixie, customers were already receiving our signature brand of customer service delivered by staff members who help select the food and supplies best suited for each customer’s pets.

Adoption Center

We’re also proud to announce the opening of our ninth dog and cat adoption center within the store. Our adoption partner, Kentucky Humane Society, staff the center every hour that the store is open and supply adoptable pets who are housed within the store. Customers can visit with the animals and even complete adoptions on site. For 20 years we have teamed up with KHS to bring homeless pets to our retail locations where people can meet them when they shop. KHS estimates that our customers have adopted more than 40,000 pets from our stores since 1996.

Picture Your Pets With Santa

By the time December rolls around, the new store team will have conducted their grand opening event and experienced their first Holiday Sale which kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. Then it will be on to one of our most treasured traditions – Picture Your Pets With Santa. North Dixie customers are invited to bring their pets to the store the first two weekends in December to get their pets’ pictures made with Santa and to help raise money for the Kentucky Humane Society.

All-in-all it’s an exciting time in the North Dixie neighborhood.

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest

September 28, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (5)

Saturday,Halloween Puppy October 29

At All Locations

1:30 pm – Registration

2:00 pm – Contest

Bring your furry, feathered or scaly friends in costume and celebrate this scary season with us!

Prizes: First through third place winners at each store receive Feeders Supply gift cards. All contestants get a special Purina gift. Event is sponsored by Pro Plan.

Halloween Safety Tips

If your pet is wearing a costume this year, make sure it fits properly and that your pet is comfortable. This will go a long way to helping your pet stay happy and serene whether you’re at our pet costume contest or attending your Halloween party.

On Halloween, little ghosts and goblins will be ringing your doorbell and causing excitement. So for this night only, even the most social of dogs and cats may want to be in a separate room during trick-or-treat hours. For especially nervous animals, the endless parade and all of the noise can get to be too much, and they bolt out the door and are lost.

There are a variety of calming products designed for anxious pets that can be useful at Halloween. Many pet owners find that calming pheromone products for dogs and cats (sprays, collars or diffusers) are especially effective. Or, you may want to give your pet a short-term relief, herbal calmative. We have calming products in both chew and liquid form that are easy-to-use, safe, and effective for both dogs and cats. Heavenly Hounds calming treats are a quick and effective way to get the relaxation treats into your pet’s tummy.

If your pet’s noise tolerance is low and anxiety is high, a Thundershirt may be just the right answer. This garment delivers calming, deep body pressure. Thousands of our customers use this product year round for thunderstorms, 4th of July fireworks, holidays, and anytime there’s a lot of household activity and noise that upset their pets.

Our trained professionals at Feeders Supply can help you pick a product that is just right for your needs.

And finally, be aware that chocolate is poisonous for pets, especially dogs. Keep a close eye on those bowls of Trick or Treat candy and don’t let your unattended pet put their life at risk by gobbling up multiple candy bars. The same caution applies to Christmas goodies, too.

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Dog Training Classes at Feeders Supply

September 16, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

The next six-week dog training classes begin the weeks of  September 25 and October  9. These are the final classes for 2016. Classes resume in January, 2017 in our stores.

Dog trainingTheir are several class levels, from puppy to advanced doggy adult. To take a class, you must pre-register, so enroll now at the neighborhood Feeders Supply store hosting the class you’d like to attend. (See Dog Training Classes schedule and class descriptions on our website under Services).

The class fee is $80, which includes a $15 non-refundable deposit to hold your space.

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If You’re a Pet Lover, We May Have an Opportunity for You!

August 23, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

Job Fair High FiveWe are the Pet Lovers Store because our staff enjoys meeting your pet, understanding their needs and recommending food and other products to make living with your pet the very best it can be.

Often we hear people say, “I want to work at Feeders because I love pets!” That is one perfect ingredient to being successful as a Pet Care Advisor. You will be trained about our products and have some wonderful conversations with our customers about the items we offer to solve possible problems and meet pets’ nutritional needs.

Not only do we offer competitive wages but we have a great benefit package including employee discounts and 401(k) matching funds. And, there’s room to move up at Feeders Supply. We have a wonderful career path if your goal is to eventually manage a store!

We have 16 locations with more on the way, so we have lots of part time opportunities. Feeders Supply Company, the Pet Lovers Store, is a great place to work. We have more than 350 associates in the Louisville, Southern Indiana, Shepherdsville, Elizabethtown and Frankfort communities who will all agree.

If you’re interested in becoming a Feeders Supply team member, please submit an application on our website. You can go to feederssupply.com/jobs anytime to apply.

Our next Job Fair is on Saturday, September 10 between 11 am & 3 pm at our Middletown, Hikes Point and Preston Highway stores. You will be able to talk to one of our Store Managers and learn how much fun it is to work in our store. We’ll be doing on-the-spot interviews that day.

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Homecoming for Furry Adoptees

July 27, 2016     |    Filed under: News Comments (0)

homecoming3_outlines copyCelebrating 20 Years of Pet Adoptions at Feeders Supply

Saturday, August 6 from 2 pm until 4 pm

At Every Feeders Supply Store

Homecoming for Furry Adoptees is our way of saying thank you to those who have adopted a pet in the last 20 years.

The first 100 adopters arriving at each store starting at 2 pm on August 6 receive a special thank you gift – a coupon booklet with nearly $100 in money saving coupons.

Homecoming Photo Contest
Take a photo of your adopted pal using your phone or camera, either at home or at our Homecoming photo backdrop located in the store during the Homecoming event. Your pet can be wearing a homecoming costume or just looking like his or her adorable self.  Post the photo to the Feeders Supply Facebook page. Be sure to add the hashtag #petloversstore when you post.

Pets with the most “likes” will be named Homecoming Royal Dog or Homecoming Regal Cat. Owners will receive a $100 Feeders Supply gift card.

 

Our Customers Have Adopted More than 40,000 Dogs and Cats at our Stores!
Celebrating 20 Years of Supporting the Adoption Option

Our mission of supporting the adoption option began when we opened our Louisville area Springhurst location in the fall of 1996. That was the first store where we gave the Kentucky Humane Society rent-free space for an adoption center. The center was open during regular retail hours and staffed by KHS employees. There was an adoption counselor who could conduct on-the-spot adoptions and a small number of shelter pets housed on site. Feeders Supply was the first pet store in the region and one of the first in the country to partner with an animal shelter in this way. Today we still use this basic model for the KHS adoption centers located in eight of our stores.

KHS officials estimate that in 20 years our customers have adopted more than 40,000 dogs and cats at our stores, helping KHS save lives. Every week this year, more than 60 dogs and cats will go to a new home from one of the centers. Those are numbers we’re very proud of, and we thank you for opening your heart and home to a deserving pet.

Of course, our daily adoption efforts are not limited to the KHS centers. We also house adoptable cats at our Baxter and Middletown stores from Shamrock Foundation, at State Street and Grant Line stores from New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter, at Clarksville from Humane Association of Clark County, and at Frankfort from Franklin County Humane Society. In addition, multiple dog rescues conduct adoption meet and greet events at our other stores. Our complete adoption event schedule can be found on our website Adoption page.

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Hydration if for Pets, Too!

July 14, 2016     |    Filed under: Pet Care Comments (0)

It’s everywhere – the caution to stay hydrated, especially during the summer. Even the weatherman on your local news broadcast advises when you should be concerned about drinking enough water. These advisories go for pets, too.

Pet Drinking ProblemDuring July, PetSafe, the makers of pet water fountains and multiple outdoor training systems,  is running an awareness campaign that asks  “Does Your Pet Have a Drinking Problem?” Their goal is to inform pet lovers about the importance of providing enough fresh water to help pets stay safe and healthy. Here are a few of their possibly life-saving tips about water:

*80% of your pet’s body is made of water, while humans are only made up of 60% water.

*Your pet needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. This amount may increase based on the pet’s activity level or existing health conditions.

*Dehydration occurs when fluid levels drop due to either reduced water intake or increased fluid loss.

*Fluid loss can be due to overheating in hot weather.

*Dehydration symptoms include lethargy, sunken eyes, loss of appetite, or depression. If you suspect your pet is dehydrated, take them to a vet immediately.

*You may be able to detect dehydration at home. Gently lift the skin on the back of your pet’s neck or between the shoulder blades. Unless your pet is seriously overweight or very thin, the skin should immediately return to a normal position. If hydration is low, the lifted skin may stay lifted and slowly return to normal. Remember, only your vet can provide proper diagnosis and treatment.

*Provide clean water at all times and change it frequently for freshness. Be sure to wash bowls every day to prevent bacterial build up.

*Bring extra water when you’re traveling or exercising with your pet. We have portable water bowls made just for these moments.

*Keep your toilet lid closed to interrupt your dog’s or cat’s efforts to turn the toilet bowl into a water fountain. The toilet is a source of potentially unhealthy bacteria.

*Any time your pet is outside, make sure there’s fresh water at hand (paw).

 

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Protect Your Pets This Holiday Weekend

June 30, 2016     |    Filed under: Pet Care Comments (0)

More pets go missing over the 4th of July than at any other time of the year. Any loud noises can make some pets panic. And for pets that are afraid of the sounds like thunder, the racket from firecrackers or fireworks is traumatic.


4th of July safety tips to help protect your furry pals:

Consult with your veterinarian for ways to remedy pets’ fear and anxiety. You can also use a calming Thundershirt or herbal calmatives available in liquid, tablet and even treat forms. We have all of these at Feeders Supply.

Pets should wear identification tags and/or have a microchip so they can be returned if they do get lost. Licensed animals found running loose should be taken to Louisville Metro Animal Services, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners. When pets are licensed, they get a free ride home from LMAS.

Don’t take your pet to a loud and crowded event. A Fourth of July fireworks show is not a good place for your furry friends.

Don’t ever leave your pet in a vehicle. Cars can heat to deadly temperatures in minutes.

This weekend, do not leave pets outside and unattended, even in a fenced yard. Fireworks can cause panic and even drive dogs to try to escape and become lost. Instead, keep your dogs and cats in a safe place indoors.

Have fun this holiday, but make sure your cats and dogs are safe and secure. Happy 4th of July from the pet lovers at Feeders Supply!

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