The Big Bad Woof is a community resource for companion animals and their guardians. We provide access to organic, holistic and premium raw diets, and a wide range of alternatives including holistic supplements for companion animals. We realize it is important to pet guardians that they that essential pet supplies that are good for their pet’s health and well being.
The Big Bad Woof is committed to providing nutritious foods for companion animals whether they are dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, or fish. Optimum nutrition in a companion animal’s diet will lead to a more fulfilling life for both animals and their guardians, with direct effects like better health over the animal’s life span, a lowered risk of disease, and more vitality. We offer premium, holistic, organic and raw foods for this reason.
We are dedicated to sustainable business practices including seeking out and carrying the best in eco-friendly pet supplies, Fair Trade items, and merchandise sourced from local and North American companies, with preference given to small manufacturers and minority owned companies. We make sure a toy is something that’s going to be fun, interactive, and playful, while also paying attention to quality and whether it fits our mission of socially responsible business practices. Whether a dog, cat or small mammal needs travel gear, supplements, chew toys or a winter jacket, we have the top of the line version and several more to choose from.
The Big Bad Woof partners several rescue organizations including the Humane Rescue Alliance, Greyhound Rescue, S&D K9 Rehabilitation, and the Animal Rescue Corps. We are also privileged to also work with smaller local and breed specific rescue organizations and training centers.
Adoption events are held at the stores regularly and we offer special discounts to new adopters, including a 10% discount to the adopting family on their 1st purchase. Several of our manfacturers, including Answers Pet Food, Annamaet, Blue Buffalo, NULO, Pure Vita, Stella & Chewy’s, Weruva, World’s Best Cat litter and Zignature also provide free products to new adopters.
The Big Bad Woof also holds WoofClinics which are free in-store mini-workshops and paid off premise seminars which hosts a range of experts in the animal wellness and pet care industry. These are open to the community to help educate pet guardians on their pet’s health, training, nutrition and alternative healthcare options.
We believe in doing well by doing good, and embrace sustainable business practices.
We Are Passionate About…
Supporting Local Economies
Reducing our Carbon Pawprint
“Other than having organic and eco-friendly products, The Big Bad Woof also offers fair trade items, and has merchandise sourced from local and North American companies, with preference given to small manufacturers. They also source bones from local farms.” Check out a great video about the Big Bad Woof (Live Green Network, Washington DC)