MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In what has been a
"pet" project since childhood, Livia Gaspar has just opened her own
business, a store specializing in healthy foods for dogs, cats and other
Pet Foods Market in Manhattan Beach is a retailer that sells organic,
holistic and natural pet foods and supplies. Open since the first of May,
it has high-end food for dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles. Featuring 14
types of food for dogs and 14 for cats, it is the beachside city's largest
source of these high-quality products.
"There was nowhere in Manhattan Beach for people to get super-premium
food for their pets," said Gaspar, an 18-year resident of the South Bay.
"And with the recent tainted pet food supplies, many people may be asking,
'what do I feed my pets and where do I get that food?' The answers are
"It's been my dream for a long time to open my own business and I
decided now was the time to do it. This is an ideal location in a city with
residents who really love their pets."
According to Gaspar, there are three tiers of foods for pets: Grocery
store products, premium brands and super premium brands. Pet Foods Market
carries the latter, which Gaspar describes as "fresh ingredients that are
listed on the packaging and contain no animal by-products, hormones or
All the products sold in Pet Foods Market are from American sources;
the recent pet food contaminations involved imports from China. Prices
range from $7.99-$11.99 for a small bag of dog or cat food.
Gaspar is a well-trained expert in the pet food industry. She has been
a sales manager for a pet food distributor in Southern California, opened
and ran two stores in Orange County that exported pet foods overseas and
managed a pet store for five years.
In addition to the high selection of foods, Pet Foods Market also sells
organic treats, supplies, raw diets and hard-to-get prescription foods and
medicines. It can get just about anything a customer may need. An example
Gaspar sites is horse shampoo.
Pet Foods Market will soon be hosting pet adoption days on alternate
Saturdays, where people can come into the store and see pets up for
adoption. Pet Foods Market will also be offering pet photography and
anesthesia-free teeth cleaning.
Pet Foods Market is located at 1816 N. Sepulveda Blvd., in the
Manhattan Center shopping center. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8
p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The phone number
is (310) 350-1135.
SOURCE Pet Foods Market