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Delivering Support to Independent Pet Retailers Coast to Coast

Pet Food Experts delivers more than pet food — we're your partners through every difficult challenge and celebration of success, delivering specialty service to independent pet retailers from Washington to Maine.

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Pet retail is complicated. We can help with that.

Pet Food Experts understands the unique challenges independent pet retailers face because we've lived them.

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We've learned from experience.

With deep roots in the pet industry, our distribution business was literally born out of the back of a pet store. Over 75 years of family history and 4 generations later, our basic principles have stayed the same.

See where it all began

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We know it's a dog
eat dog world.

It's our job to advise and educate customers by leveraging the strong relationships we have with our vendor community. By arming retailers with the right tools, they are sure to thrive in the fast evolving retail environment.

Here's some food for thought

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Teamwork makes
the dream work.

We're not just crazy about pets — we're crazy about being a part of a fun, diverse, and supportive team. Our team continues to dream big and grow higher by facing every new challenge with optimism and integrity.

We're growing, grow with us

The numbers don't lie.

For over 4 decades we’ve been setting the industry standard for quality products and exceptional customer service. Here are just some of the ways we measure up.

100

family owned & operated

29

years of service

4000

retail partners

130

industry brands

400

dedicated employees

15

awards won

11K

pet product SKUs

97

average fill rate

Pet Food Experts provides us with quality products and competitive pricing to meet the challenges of today's market, along with a knowledgeable support staff who's just a call away. They make tough choices for the best possible position to stay competitive and support their distribution customers.

Curt Jacques
President, West Lebanon Feed & Supply

Curt Jacques
President, West Lebanon Feed & Supply

Pet Food Experts carries a lot of brands that I stock so being able to order most of my inventory from one place is really convenient. All their internal and external reps are friendly and helpful. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help you out with whatever issues you might be having.

Kim Matsko
Owner, Natural Pet Essentials

Kim Matsko
Owner, Natural Pet Essentials

Pet Food Experts has made it very easy to order and plan for all of my needs. I love the breadth of products they carry and the knowledge their staff has of that inventory. I feel like they really care about my business being a major success and they also play a large role in that.

Jody Meerdink
Owner, Paw Lickin' Good

Jody Meerdink
Owner, Paw Lickin' Good

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