A Northwest regional pet food and pet service store plans to open a branch in Inner Southeast in March

RITA A. LEONARD - A new branch of the "Mud Bay" pet nutrition store is to open in the spring at 8112 S.E. 13th Avenue, at Tacoma Street, in Sellwood.
"Mud Bay" – a pet nutrition store that started in Olympia, Washington, in 1988, and is still based there – is set to open their latest Portland location in March at 8112 S.E. 13th Avenue, on the southeast corner at Tacoma Street – in the former location of the now-closed Sellwood Key Bank branch.

The business' spokespersons say it focuses on staff education and natural foods for dogs, cats, and other pets. Mud Bay opened its own distribution center in 2003 – and, they add, they have donated free food to animal shelters and helped fund animal welfare organizations.

In 2015 Mud Bay launched a stock ownership program for their employees, and were named "Pet Business Retailer of the Year". Their product mix ranged from fish oil and cat litter, to pet toys and food – as well as informational pamphlets for pet owners on how to best select healthy pet foods.

The owners add, in conclusion: "Mud Bay has become one of the top twenty pet retailers in the nation, and the largest pet retailer headquartered in the Pacific Northwest."

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