JustFoodForDogs, the first-ever health and wellness kitchen for pets, will open its first West Coast kitchen outside of California, on the ground floor of Amazon’s pet-friendly building at 513 North Westlake Ave this Friday, April 26, 2019!
The full line-up of grand opening events includes:
- The Main Course (Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) – The official unveiling of the new JustFoodForDogs kitchen at 513 North Westlake Ave. The first 100 customers starting at 10 a.m. on Friday will receive a free 18 oz. package of food, swag and a bounce back with purchase. Then, Seattleites are invited to join in on the festivities between 2 and 6 p.m. for a Yappy Hour with bites and pet portraits from pet photographer, Doghouse Portraits.
- The Block Party (Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – The fun continues with a day of all-things dogs. The first 100 customers starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday will receive a free 18 oz. package of food, swag and a bounce back with purchase. In addition, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy people and pet snacks, get a portrait from pet photographer, Doghouse Portraits or pick up some new all-weather pup gear from local brand Louie de Coton.
- Amazon Employee Perks – The location near Amazon’s South Lake Union campus will offer Amazon employees who show their employee identification 20% off their first purchase, plus complimentary swag. One offer per customer.
- JustShare – Throughout the grand opening, visitors who share their images from grand opening weekend on social media tagging @JustFoodForDogs and using #JFFDSeattle will be entered for a chance to win $150 worth of food for their pet.
The kitchen – which will prepare fresh, human-grade pet food daily – joins JustFoodForDogs’ existing lineup of stand-alone kitchens in California and others currently under construction in Boston and Chicago. The company also is opening a kitchen inside Petco’s flagship store in New York City’s Union Square.
“According to the U.S. Census and the Seattle Animal Shelter, there are now more dogs in Seattle than children, underscoring how important these animals are as members of our family,” said Shawn Buckley, founder of JustFoodForDogs. “Our freshly prepared meals, custom diet plans, health supplements and more enable pet parents to help their furry loved ones live their best lives.”
In 2010, JustFoodForDogs launched the fresh food movement for pets with the opening of its first public kitchen, where trained chefs cook fresh food exclusively for pets from ingredients USDA- certified for human consumption. Dedicated to increasing the quality and length of life for as many dogs as possible through a balanced whole food diet, JustFoodForDogs offers the only food on the market proven healthy by two independent universities, who conducted year-long feeding trials proving their recipes boost the immune system of dogs in a healthy way.
The 3,067-square-foot health and wellness kitchen will feature state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances with JustFoodForDogs trained chefs hand preparing the signature recipes. It will produce up to 2,000 pounds of food daily, seven days a week.
Meals and supplements from JustFoodForDogs are already available at more than 1,000 Petco stores nationwide, 45 in Washington state, and online at JustFoodForDogs.com and petco.com/justfoodfordogs. Further, JustFoodForDogs’ Certified Nutritional Consultants support eight Petco pantry store-in-store formats in locations including Kirkland, Interbay and West Seattle.
I can’t wait for my two seven year old boxers, Watson and Nala to try it all!
Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.