AT-YOUR-DOOR-SERVICE: The closest thing to an easy button for all your pet’s needs
Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). And according to the 2019 University of Michigan National poll on Healthy Aging, 55% of Americans age 50-80 own at least one pet. No matter the age, with those pets come added responsibilities, such as grooming, vet visits, purchasing of food, etc.
Thankfully for today’s pet owners, more businesses than ever before make it easy to check these items and chores off your to-do list by offering pickup and/or delivery services. The coronavirus and social distancing measures have made these offerings more valuable and even a necessity for some.
If you’d like to add some free time back to your schedule, then take advantage of these conveniences and help support local pet-related businesses. It’s a win-win.
IN-HOME VET VISITS
Waggin’ Wheels Housecall Veterinary Service brings the DVM right to your door, saving time and easing the anxiety many pets experience in a clinic setting. Dr. Tracey Ann Alden even provides services other vets may not, including counseling for special issues, such as behavior or grief over the illness or loss of a pet.For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (405) 517-8399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PET FOOD DELIVERY
Carnivore Complete offers premium, raw pet food made from the highest quality ingredients, all at an affordable price. Made from only human-grade products with no by-products, fillers, preservatives, additives or hormones, it’s just the way nature intended. Carnivore Complete invites you to try its superior cat foods, excellent dog foods and pet formulas that allow you to see the improvements in your own pet’s health. For upcoming pickup/delivery dates, inquire on Facebook @carnivorecompleteokc.
Pet Food Pantry of OKC delivers pet food and supplies on a monthly basis to Oklahomans in need. The pantry gives out more than 11,000 pounds of pet food a month. Qualifying recipients include low-income seniors, the homeless, veterans and domestic violence shelters. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, email email@example.com.
Pet Fetchers is a “4 paw ride service company” serving the Oklahoma City metro area. Whether you no longer drive or you’re simply overscheduled, Pet Fetchers can transport your pet wherever it needs to go—grooming or vet appointments, daycare, the airport, etc. Your individual needs can be customized with a one-way fetch, roundtrip fetch or a fetch and stay. Fetch packages and monthly memberships are also available. Drivers will even video chat with you so you can virtually “be there” for your pet when you can’t physically be there. Visit petfetchers.com to learn more and schedule your pet’s transportation.
GEAR, GIFTS, TREATS & MORE
Whether you need a gift for the pet lover in your life or a new leash or treat for your furry best friend, almost all of your favorite local retailers are now offering online shopping, curbside pickup, local home delivery and shipment by mail. The next time you need to make a purchase, check online and save yourself some time! Contact each retail establishment for specifics.
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
The number of orders placed online and picked up at bricks-and-mortar stores by customers surged 208% between April 1 and April 20, 2020, compared with a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics (via CNBC).
Online sales in the U.S. jumped 49% from March 12 to April 11, compared with a baseline from March 1 to March 11, 2020, according to Adobe Analytics (via CNBC).
In 2019, Americans spent a record $95.7 billion on their pets, according to the American Pet Products Association’s 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey.