You keep your pet happy. We’ll keep them healthy
Brookside Barkery & Bath was founded in 2003 to provide their customers with a variety of superb all-natural pet products and a strong desire to educate their customers about each one of them. They know that informed customers make better informed decisions. That’s why our staff knows pet health inside and out. Brookside Barkery & Bath is also a full and self-service dog bathing and professional grooming facility.
GPH invites you to visit their website: Brookside Barkery & Bath
Or if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello!
Brookside Barkery Customer Hailee Bland-Walsh
Why did you open up an Independent Pet Store? Is it something you always wanted to do?
We opened our store because of our St. Bernard, Aspen. She had hip dysplasia and irritable bowel. I wasn’t finding any relief from veterinarians and started to look at options. Therefore, the Barkery was born 15 years ago. Since then, we have evolved to create an awareness to nutrition and maintaining a healthy pet through their different life stages.
What do you feel is unique about your store?
Our staff makes us unique. We take nutrition very seriously and are committed to “Doing What’s Best for Your Best Friend." Also, by having the ability to offer the Stress Scan, this has made our jobs easier by giving the pet owner a road map to come up with solutions.
What seems to be the main concerns of the pet parents that walk into your store?
Itchy dogs, ear infections, emotional issues along with other dietary concerns. With cats, it’s not eating, diabetes, weight control.
Do you have a success story to share about how the GPH Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan and/ or products have helped a dog or cat get back into balance?
My dog Lotus had severe skin issues, I couldn’t figure out why since she was on a raw diet, I didn’t vaccinate and she continued to roll in dirt to help with the itchiness. After meeting Glacier Peaks at AHVMA in 2016, we were fortunate to have them available to sell in our stores. After getting the results back for Lotus, I realized I was feeding her the wrong protein. Today, she continues on the Daily Defense and maintain a regimen on Peak Immune and Glacier Peak Gold.
Also, my granddog contracted kennel cough from the shelter after being picked up from getting out of his backyard. I treated him with Xtremebiotic, Peak Immune and he recovered within a week.
Do you have a Holistic Vet that you refer people to if needed?
Yes, we work with Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center who sponsors us at AHVMA.
Do you work with any local animal charities?
We work with several Rescue groups around the city, we just had a large fund raiser for an inner city rescue called Chain of Hope, we were able to donate around 8,000 lbs. of pet food to help relieve the pressure off of families who were struggling to feed their pets. We also host adoptions every Saturday for different rescue groups. Among other events throughout the year.
Brookside Barkery Groomer Jennifer Pych
What are your plans for the future?
We are planning on expanding our supplement lines in both locations along with a quiet consult room where we can discuss the results of the scan. We will continue educating our staff about Glacier Peak.