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 animals. 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 right here. "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 grain." 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