Stella & Chewy’s is proud to support neighborhood pet stores. We believe that shopping local and supporting small business is important and we’re highlighting one of our retailers below: Loyal Companion!

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About Loyal Companion

Loyal Companion debuted in 2019 by joining together seven well-known independent pet retailers in the Northeast under one new umbrella brand focused on pet wellness. Loyal Companion represents a passionate community of pet experts, from nutritionists to groomers to behaviorists, who have banded together to expand access to better pet resources and all-natural products. They are the Pet Wellness Experience.

Loyal Companion has created a place where customers can learn, have fun, be part of a community and get exactly what they need, including peace of mind. As the ultimate store for pet lovers focused on natural wellness, pet parents can find everything they need under one virtual and physical roof: natural food, healthy treats, supplies, grooming, daycare, training, vet services, advice, and a comprehensive loyalty program that rewards them for every dollar spent on products AND services, and enables them to earn free food throughout the year. 

At Loyal Companion, they’re obsessed with nutrition and have an estimated 1 million hours (and counting) of food training to prove it. They’ve curated the best products and their Pet Foodies have read up on every ingredient, studied every label, and yes, even tasted the food from time to time – all to help pet parents find the best diet that fits the unique needs of their pet. 

Their favorite Stella & Chewy’s product is Stella’s Super Beef Freeze-Dried Raw Dinner Patties because the ingredients start with beef (always grass-fed). The patties makes it easier for pet parents to give their dog real raw nutrition with the convenience of freeze-dried. Plus there are so many options for serving: as is, broken up, crumbled, or rehydrated with water

Why Shop Local?

As a neighborhood pet store, community is everything to Loyal Companion, and always comes first. With a big box or major online retailer, pet parents are not going to get the heart and experience. They curate the products, lead people to quality brands, offer personal recommendations from team members, and field questions all day every day about pets. They’re a resource. They have pet parents that come in with their dogs every day just to say hello.

They foster community by bringing pet parents together for in-store events focused on educational topics like hydration, grooming, rotational diets, pet safety and more. They also work with local pet rescues and shelters to host adoption events and often run give back promotions to support local partners.