Healthy Pet is a local, independently owned pet supply store founded by Mike and Deborah Seitz. The dream of Healthy Pet and other endeavors started with Tanya - Mike and Deb's Irish Wolfhound puppy. Deb wanted to know everything about grooming Tanya properly, so she went to a pet grooming school in Eugene, Oregon. Mike and Deb opened their first pet-related business in California in 1977. It was a little grooming shop called The Plush Puppy. It was there they first started selling the best, and most natural grooming products for pets. This idea then flourished into opening full-line pet stores, specializing in healthy and holistic pet foods and supplies.
After opening a few stores in California they took a family trip to Oregon. While driving down Boones Ferry Road, on their way to see friends, Deb noticed a "for lease" sign on a building. Mike pulled into the parking lot, peeked in all the windows while Deb jotted down the phone number. That was in August of 1986. Two weeks later they moved to Lake Oswego where Mike began building Healthy Pet, (originally Pet City), fixture by fixture.
Now, 40 years and 11 stores since The Plush Puppy opened, Mike & Deb have retired due to Mike's ill-health. They have kept their favorite store though - Healthy Pet in Lake Oswego, thanks to their outstanding crew!! Mike & Deb feel very fortunate to have such a caring & competent staff. This year Healthy Pet will celebrate its 31st anniversary and continue to provide "The best for your pet - naturally!" Mike & Deb have enjoyed being a small part of the pet industry. It has been an especially fun, happy & often hilarious business in Lake Oswego - a wonderful community.
For several decades now we've prided ourselves on having a passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated, and friendly staff. We care about all of our two and four legged customers greatly and we are always here to help in any way we can. Here's a little more about the familiar faces you'll see every time you stop by Healthy Pet, still in it's original location.