Winner: Canine Utopia
Proprietors: Evan Smith & Jason Pickering
2309 Main St, Vancouver
360-737-7881 * k9Utopia.com
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Philosophy/Mission: To provide Quality Products to the Urban Pet.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Outstanding customer service and high-quality products and food.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Evan and Jason both are very active in the community. Residing within blocks of the store, both volunteer in the community for Pets and the Arts. Evan is a board member for Dogpaw (Clark County Off Leash Dog Parks) and works with many rescue organizations. Evan is the founder of Portrait of a Town Vancouver, and served on the board for The Urban Growers Market, the Vancouver farmers market. Jason is an artist who actively donates his time, and is a five-year veteran artist of The Recycled Arts Fair. Evan donates his time to the Recycled Arts Fair in the months leading up to the event in June. Canine Utopia has been written about in three national magazines and has been featured in a book for design of the store, customer service, and quirky merchandising.
2nd Place: The Hip Hound
610 NW 23rd Ave, Portland
503-841-5410 * HipHoundPDX.com
2nd Place: LexiDog Boutique & Social Club
6100 SW Macadam Ave, Portland
416 NW 10th Ave, Portland
2929 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
366 3rd St, Lake Oswego
3rd Place: Green Dog Pet Supply
4327 NE Fremont St, Portland
503-528-1800 * GreenDogPetSupply.com
Get to know Green Dog Pet Supply - Feature Story