EarthWise Pet Supply to hold grand opening April 9


A year’s supply of free pet food and other pet-related prizes will be among the offerings at the grand opening celebration of EarthWise Pet Supply.

To be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday April 9 at the Jacksonville Beach store located in the South Beach Regional Shopping Center, the daylong event will feature a variety of pet-centered activities, including the opportunity to adopt animals from Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Katz4Keeps and Rescue Junkie. Prize raffles will also be offered, along with a storewide 10 percent discount on all pet food, products and services.

“We hope everyone will come out and join us for our grand opening celebration,” said Valerie Costello, who owns the store with her husband, Dan. “We’re looking forward to introducing our all-natural pet products and services to the local community.”

What sets EarthWise apart from other pet stores, Costello said, is its commitment to offering high-quality pet food, as well as a staff that is educated in pet nutrition and dedicated to helping customers find the perfect food for their pet.

“We believe that what we feed our pets is just as important as what we feed ourselves,” Costello said. “Our pet food has no corn, soy, wheat or by-product and contains only the finest meat and poultry free of antibiotics, steroids and hormones.”

Representatives from some of EarthWise’s pet food suppliers will be on hand at the grand opening to answer questions and offer free samples.
In addition to pet food and other products, EarthWise also offers pet grooming services as well as self-wash stations stocked with all-natural shampoos and grooming products.

“When we start feeding our pets a diet that is nutritionally appropriate, one that more closely mimics the way they would eat in the wild, the change in a pet can be dramatic,” Costello said. 

“We love it when customers come back and tell us that after eating our food for a week, their dog has stopped scratching, his coat looks shinier and he has the energy of a puppy again,” she said. “Pets are part of our family, and our mission here at EarthWise is to help our pets live the longest, healthiest lives they can.”

Located at 3846 3rd St. South in Jacksonville Beach, EarthWise Pet Supply is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (904) 372-7822 or visit