Janet McAfee our Pet Place columnist is on vacation in Israel this week. She will resume her column next week. For this issue we will share the Grand Opening of a new Pet supply place.

The community event on December 2 will feature thousands of dollars in giveaways, discounts, adoptions, pet portraits and more.

Pet lovers can pencil in an exciting event to kick off their holiday season, as EarthWise Pet Supply invites the community to a grand opening celebration on December 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.

One lucky pup owner will walk away from the party with 6 months of free dog food, provided by Zignature brands. And one cat owner will win the raffle prize of 6 months of food for their feline, provided by Fussie Cat. Thousands of dollars in additional raffle gift baskets and many other giveaways will be available.

Other fur-friendly attractions will include “pet portraitist” Roger Henry, who will be showing off some of his greatest works of art. (Or should we say, arf?) Humans can try the food and drinks on hand, while their pets snack on the free samples from several trusted vendors.

All in all, it’s an opportunity for a great day with your pet. And if you don’t have one, there will be an adoption booth, too!

The block party-style event will take place just outside their Rancho Mirage store on Monterey Ave. and Country Club Drive.

EarthWise Pet Supply has been serving the Coachella Valley since October 7, and is already a favorite among discerning pet owners. EarthWise offers natural pet food, supplies, on-site grooming, and state-of-the-art self-wash stations, and carries a selection of all-natural, holistic products specifically tailored to local tastes. Featured brands include Nutrisouce, Nulo, Nature’s Variety, Fromm Four Star Nutritionals, and more.

Locals themselves, owners Mike McGaughey and his husband, Mike Squillacioti, are now thrilled to bring elevated pet nutrition, supplies, and grooming to the Coachella Valley. “The Coachella Valley has such passion for supporting animals,” McGaughey says. “We can’t wait to meet all of your pets!”

EarthWise Rancho Mirage is located at 40101 Monterey Ave., Ste. G, in Rancho Mirage. Store hours are 9 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday; 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday; and 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday.

The mission of EarthWise Pet Supply is to better the lives of pets and their owners through proper education, exceptional customer service, all natural products, and green business practices. The Carmel Valley/Torrey Highlands location of EarthWise Pet Supply opened in December 2013, and is a family owned, neighborhood natural pet food, supply, grooming and self-wash pet store. For more information, visit EarthWisePet.com or call 858-449-4992.

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EarthWise Pet Supply Grand Opening Event

December 2, 10 am to 4 pm

40101 Monterey Ave., Ste. G, Rancho Mirage