Splash’n Dash Dog Wash now open at Feeds’n Needs Woodstock

Feeds’n Needs is excited to introduce pet parents to the brand new Splash’n Dash Dog Wash at our Woodstock, New Brunswick location.

The Splash’n Dash is now open for customers. The new dog wash has so many great features that will make the wash and dry experience an enjoyable one for both pet and parent. Features include an elevated tub for easy washing, a dog ramp to walk into the bath easily, and complimentary shampoo. Our customers will have their furry friend smelling great in no time.

“We have had so many inquiries about a dog wash and are thrilled to be able to meet our customers’ needs by opening the first self-serve dog wash here in Woodstock,” says Stacy How, Store Manager at Feeds’n Needs Woodstock location. “This could not come at a better time, with muddy wet weather, we are here to support our pet parents and keep pets at their best.”

The room comes equipped with everything customers need to pamper their pet. The room includes step by step instructions, one full serve tub, dryer and shampoo supplies. Washes are $10 for customers who bring their own towel, and $12 with a towel included to take home.

Customers are encouraged to ask for a Splash’n Dash Loyalty Card. For every six dog washes purchased, they receive $10 off their next regular priced pet food purchase. There are currently no appointments necessary for the Splash’n Dash in Woodstock.

Feeds’n Needs looks forward to incorporating more Splash’n Dash locations to service other store locations across the Maritimes. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Watch the recording of our Tick Seminar here!

Join us for our “Tick Talk” Webinar on Tuesday June 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual Tick Talk with Professor Nicoletta Faraone, PHD! Dr. Nicoletta Faraone is an assistant professor at the Chemistry Department, Acadia University, Wolfville (NS). She teaches Biochemistry and Natural Product Chemistry. Her research focuses on studying tick chemosensory system, how ticks detect odours from hosts and how they respond to repellents. She designs and develops novel essential oil-based tick repellent products.

In this hour long session, Feeds’n Needs customers will learn everything they need to know about these pesky bugs, from where they live, prevention and treatment for you and your pets! We will be having an open Q & A period towards the end of the webinar where you can ask your specific questions to Dr. Faraone. Questions can also be emailed to contact@feedsnneeds.ca in advance of the Q & A session. Participants will also have the chance to win various gift cards and tick products and accessories!

Registration for this event is required.

To reserve your spot, click here or access via the link below:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/54692322964431629

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the 22nd.

Expert Advice Series: The Principles of Feeding a Flock

Our recent Feeds’n Needs Expert Advice Series features two of our Experts in poultry, Katie Hirtle and Marissa Albright.  In their the Principles of Feeding a Flock webinar, they run through essential topics like brooding, types of feed, nutrition, biosecurity and health for laying and meat birds.

Join us on Wednesday May 26 on our Feeds’n Needs Facebook page as we host a Facebook Live Q & A with Katie Hirtle. Ask her any questions you might have about raising poultry, learn about items we carry in-store to help you raise a a flock successfully. Participants who ask questions will get their names into random draws throughout the live event!

Splash’n Dash Dog Wash now open at Feeds’n Needs Berwick

Feeds’n Needs is excited to introduce F’nN pet parents to the brand new Splash’n Dash Dog Wash at our Berwick, Nova Scotia location.

The new Berwick store opened in November 2019, after moving from a previous location in town where the old store resided since April 1995. A new building gave the team a clean slate, and a new opportunity to expand their offerings to their Berwick community.

“We saw a great opportunity when we moved to explore the possibility of opening our own dog wash,” says Regional Retail Manager, Brian Wedge.  “It has always been something we have hoped to be able to offer our customers. After some planning, renovating and new branding, we were able to turn an available space into a fully equipped room where pet owners can comfortably and safely take washing their animals into their own hands.”

Feeds’n Needs had some help choosing the name “Splash’n Dash”. A contest was run online, where customers were able to submit suggestions to help decide upon a name that suited the wash. Retail teams across the Maritimes voted on their favorite submission and alas, the Splash’n Dash was born!

The room comes equipped with everything customers need to pamper their pet, including: step by step instructions, two full serve tubs, dryers and shampoo supplies. Washes are $10 for those who bring their own towel, and $12 with a towel included for customers to take home.

Customers are encouraged to ask for a Splash’n Dash Loyalty Card, where for every six dog washes purchased, they receive $10 off their next regular priced pet food purchase. There are currently no appointments necessary for the Splash’n Dash in Berwick.

Feeds’n Needs looks forward to incorporating more Splash’n Dash locations to service other store locations across the Maritimes. Stay tuned for more announcements. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at a clip of the Splash’n Dash.

Splash'n Dash Virtual Tour

Feeds’n Needs Berwick relocates to 229 Commercial Street

Our Berwick location recently opened on 229 Commercial Street! With a new space, the store is bigger and better than ever. We chatted with our Berwick Store Manager Jeffery Brydon to hear some of his thoughts about the store’s transition and new look!

Q: Tell us about the old store location.

A: “We opened our store in Berwick in April of 1995. The location was on a side street with low visibility. The retail space was small and very limited in what we could do to improve our appearance. We were able to grow our business there until November 2019 when another building became available in Berwick with more space, much better location, and the chance to better serve our customers.”

Q: How did your team feel about moving the store?

A: The day we officially secured the new building was very exciting. From the very beginning, all of our staff were on board with the move, and each member played a very important role in making the move happen. We were given a clean slate to start with, which gave us a great opportunity to incorporate much of our new Feeds’n Needs branding and design elements. Our fresh new look was desperately needed for the store… it was a ton of work, but something we are all proud of!

Q: What is the best part of being in your new location?

A: The old location was small, hard to move around in with little space to expand our product offering. Compared to our new location, it’s like night and day! We have added great new product lines in-store and have created a better shopping environment to better serve our customers. And how could we forget our brand new Splash’n Dash Dog Wash! Having this in our store has allowed us to better serve our pet parent customers, too.

Q: How has the community responded to your new location?

A: The support from our community has been absolutely amazing from day one. We have heard so many positive comments from customers, which has really made all of the work worthwhile! We look forward to continue serving them for years to come in our new space.

Check out the video below of the before and after shots of the Berwick location! Be sure to visit them if you are in the Annapolis Valley at 229 Commercial Street in Berwick!

Feeds’n Needs Windsor relocates to 48 Morison Drive

After twenty years, our Feeds’n Needs in Windsor Nova Scotia has a new place to call home. The team celebrated the grand opening in November 2018, and has seen nothing but positive change happening since. We chatted with Becky Dauphinee, our Winsor Store Manager to get her thoughts on the store’s transition and their fresh new look! Here is what she had to say.

Q: What was it like going from the old location on Sanford street in the Industrial park, to the new location on Morison Drive?

A: “After 20 years at our old location, we were ready for a change. We used to have a much smaller retail space, tucked in the back corner of the Industrial Park. We outgrew the space. The old location was not clearly visible or well known, making it hard for our customers to find us just by driving by. They had to be looking to find us.”

Q: Tell us a bit about the move over to the new space.

A: “The move itself was definitely a challenge, as we had a limited number of staff, which made moving product to the new location tricky. The hardest part was juggling the balance of inventory between both stores during our renovations, since we still needed to keep our old location stocked for our customer’s needs.”

Q: What’s it like being settled into the new store?

A: “Our entire staff were very excited for our move to our new location, and especially the new look the business got with the re-branding at the same time. When we started moving our inventory over, the new space seemed so large that we would never be able to fill it! We have expanded on our categories and with all the new product and ideas, it wasn’t as hard as we originally thought!”

The community, Becky says, is the best part of the new store. “The community was just as excited as we were,” she said. “We had many new customers that didn’t even know we existed before. And many of our customers are loving the selection we carry, we have a little bit of everything!”

Q: What is the best part of being at 48 Morison Drive?

A: Being able to better connect with our community has been so rewarding. At our new spot, we are also visible from the highway, which helps bring in new faces that we otherwise may not have gotten the chance to serve.”

Q: What are you looking forward to most for the new store?

A: “We are most looking forward to being able to better serve our customers wants and needs, with new product lines. We have a great new selection of home décor, and have expanded our dog food categories. Growing our business in this small community with a unique one stop shop experience has been so fulfilling for all of us!”

If you are a newer customer to our Windsor store, check out this before and after video to see the transition into the new space!