Oh man, I can not resist a good pun: this Sunday at 6, Healthy Spot is having its second annual “Howliday” party in its “barking lot.” Bring your pup out to join in on the festivities: vendors giving out free samples, a raffle, and even a “doggie” bag. Now, about that doggie bag: we’re not talking paltry samples of Milkbones here. No, these are the best free bags of swag this side of the Oscars. At their “Howl-ween” party, for example, the doggie bag was stuffed with full-sized bags of Souplements and a full-size bag of organic Stella & Chewy’s duck treats. Full-sized. That’s at least a $10 value.
Their free swag is generally consistent with their philosophy of giving your pet healthy, grain-free food, to the extent that you can afford it. This actually is my neighborhood pet store; I come in a few times a month, sometimes for no reason other than the fact that my dog drags me there on our walks. I mean, she yanked me in there even after she got a full bath from their grooming salon (yet she still won’t set paw in our bathroom, where we usually bathe her. Maddening.). The owners – Andrew and Mark – are exceptionally friendly, exceptionally accessible, exceptionally knowledgeable about dog food and health, and exceptionally gracious when my dog decides to ram into Healthy Spot’s resident boxer Lucky for no reason other than the fact that my dog thinks she’s five times bigger than she actually is.
If you can’t make it out on Sunday, try next Sunday, when Healthy Spot joins Shifting Gears to host Scooby-Roo’s Rescue Ride, a biking/fundraiser for Fuzzy Rescue. Bikers are to meet at Healthy Spot at 8; those of us who don’t ride can drop by at 10am to join in on the post-ride party, complete with free food and drinks for humans and canines alike.
For those of you who can not/adamantly will not go west of Western, Healthy Spot just launched their online store. Pretty soon, Idgie will be sniffing them out on the Internet too, I just know it.
1110 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401