Oregon scores another first with the July opening of The Filling Station Pet Supplies in SW Portland. The nation’s first drive-thru pet supply store gives on-the-go pet owners a one-stop option for taking care of their pets’ needs, great for those with small children or pets in the car.
In addition to the drive-thru, The Filling Station offers 1,800 SF of retail space designed to give customers a warm, fun shopping experience that has levels of interaction for pet owners and their pets. A “Taster Wall” filled with dry cat and dog kibble samples gives a “try before you buy” option, and display tables are designed as safe havens for dogs to lie underneath while their owners get advice on nutrition, behavior and products.
This is the second pet supply store for owner Laura Amiton, having owned the Healthy Pets Northwest store on Alberta for 11 years. The product mix of natural foods and local products of Healthy Pets Northwest is mirrored at The Filling Station.
“It was important to me to look at all the possible ways pet owners shop,” says Amiton, “and design a store around what they said was missing. What I learned confirmed my instincts. Pet owners want the best products they can find, they want excellent customer service, and a more convenient experience near where they work and live.” Learn more at tfspets.com.
Official grand opening celebration scheduled for Oct. 3, 10-7pm.