WHAT TO GET FOR YOUR PET!

Tara and Rowdy of Chow Down Pet Supplies pose in front of the K9 Oxx display. Stuffed replicas of Mont-rose County’s canine hero have been a holiday hit for 2013. “We can’t keep him on the shelves,” Tara said.

Tara and Rowdy of Chow Down Pet Supplies pose in front of the K9 Oxx display. Stuffed replicas of Mont-rose County’s canine hero have been a holiday hit for 2013. “We can’t keep him on the shelves,” Tara said.

By Caitlin Switzer

MONTROSE—(November 19, 2013)  She already has a special dish, 65 toys and a servant (you). So what in the world do you get for your cherished little (or big) pet this holiday season? Local experts have some ideas for you. If Downtown is your destination, Chow Down Pet Supplies at 202 West Main Street may have just what you are looking for.

“Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year,” said Chow Down owner Krista Bush. “We have all kinds of fun stuff! Toys, cookies, jingle bell collars, all kinds of great beds…toys, treats and beds are really big this year.”

On Sale Day Dec. 14, customers can take an additional 20 percent off, she said. Chow Down Pet Supplies also has two Santa photo days devoted to benefitting the Montrose Animal Protection Association (MAPA)—bring your pet in to get his or her photo taken with the big guy between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 23 and Dec. 14, and proceeds will go to help MAPA help less fortunate animals.

“It’s really fun to come in and do a little spoiling of your pet,” Bush said. “We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.”

Over in South Montrose, or SoMo, Petco is located at 3421 South Rio Grande in the River Landing Shopping Center. The big box store offers everything from small pets to grooming services, and any trend sweeping the human world is probably happening here.

“We have holiday sweaters, even some argyles,” noted Customer Service Professional Elena Johnston. “We also have all kinds of little gift packs, as well as treats, toys and coats.

“Be sure to stop by for antlers and Santa hats!”