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Former Elementary Teacher And Peace Officer Team Up For Pet Wants Pearl District

Julie Houser and Tina LoveLocal pet parents and Portland residents Julie Houser and Tina Love have recently launched their new business – Pet Wants Pearl District. Pet Wants Pearl District is mobile with free, personal delivery available in the Pearl District, Downtown and Northwest Portland, the Western Slope, Sauvie Island, West Hills, Forest Park and surrounding areas. 

“In our household, we consider our finicky Standard Poodle, Jasper, a member of our family and want what’s best for him. We want what’s best for your pets too and unless your pet has allergies to food or is choosy like Jasper, you probably haven’t thought much about pet food. That’s where Pet Wants Pearl District comes in,” Houser said. “Our pet food is slow cooked at a low temperature, preserving nutrients, and, with our free, personal delivery service, you never have to worry about making a trip to the pet store or loading that huge bag of food into the car ever again.”

Houser grew up on a farm in rural Iowa and had a variety of pets throughout her life. Following college, her passion for community engagement led her to spend 15 years as a peace officer before pursuing a career in higher education. Love, also a life-long pet owner, grew up in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and joyfully spent her senior year abroad as an exchange student in Switzerland. Love has a Master’s Degree in Education and built her career working with elementary school children.

Freeze-Dried Salmon Treats“We were each at a place in our lives where we had the opportunity to change careers. Our love of pets, passion for their health and wellbeing and entrepreneurial spirits made Pet Wants the obvious choice. We are committed to improving the lives of pets and are thrilled to have an opportunity to help the community care for their animals,” Love said. “We can’t wait to foster relationships and build a community around our food, treats and other products.”

To learn more about Pet Wants Pearl District, call 503-946-1981, email pearldistrict@petwants.com or visit http://www.PetWants.com/PearlDistrict.