At Stella & Chewy’s, we love highlighting locally owned neighborhood pet stores that put their communities first. Learn more about Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market in this Stella’s Spotlight!
About Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market
Founded in October 2009, Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market operates two natural pet food stores in Columbia, MO. Not only do Lizzi & Rocco’s employees pride themselves on being full of pet nutrition and care knowledge, but they also love to have fun! They strive for people and pets to have a great time in the stores, whether it’s a normal shopping trip or a special social event.
Before Lizzi & Rocco’s came to be, its owners were on the hunt for better, healthier choices for their own pets. Fortunately for pets and pet parents in Columbia, MO, that passion culminated in the beginnings of these stores.
“It’s honestly so rewarding to be a part of building the relationship between pets and their people. Helping create healthy pets and knowing we have a positive impact on their lives is the best. And petting dogs all day isn’t so bad either!”
The Lizzi & Rocco’s mission is to positively impact the health and well-being of pets and their people. They have been able to accomplish that all while creating an amazing community within their community.
Other Services at Lizzi & Rocco’s
While Lizzi & Rocco’s offers plenty in the way of natural pet products, they also provide a wide array of service to their pet community, including:
- Five full-time professional groomers
- Self-wash dog bath stations
- An in-store bakery
- A force-free dog training program
Whether you’re bringing your dog in for a bath or to purchase some tasty treats and meal toppers, Lizzi & Rocco’s has everything you need. Owners and employees of the stores frequently recommend their favorite Stella & Chewy’s product– Marie’s Magical Dinner Dust. It’s a great product for incentivizing picky eaters, and it’s a less intimidating way to introduce dogs and cats to raw feeding!
Why Shop Local at Lizzi & Rocco’s?
Supporting small businesses like Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market helps keep your local communities vibrant and unique. Shopping at neighborhood pet stores gives pet parents another resource in making healthy choices for their pet. Unlike many larger enterprises, Lizzi & Rocco’s staff does extensive nutrition and product education, and they want what is best for the pets. Store owners personally vet each brand that is carried in the stores to determine that they are up to their high standards. By being small and local, Lizzi & Rocco’s is able to build relationships with the pets and their parents in a way that is not possible in bigger stores. They love and care about their customers (furry and human) and seeing them out and about is always a treat!
“We LOVE helping in our local community because we could not be successful without its support. Many of our staff volunteer for different causes in their off time, and co-owner Jessica Schlosser is a board member of our local animal shelter. We host dozens of events throughout the year that raise funds for local rescues, host adoptable kittens in our store, and do lots of donation-thons!”
Stella & Chewy’s Cares
At Stella & Chewy’s, we’re proud to support local neighborhood pet stores like Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market. Learn more about some of our favorite local pet stores by visiting our blog.