TEWKSBURY — Joe Henry is passionate in regards to the vitamin of man’s finest good friend. The Wilmington resident and Tewksbury enterprise proprietor owns Timberdoodles at 2144 Important St. along with his spouse, Erin. Henry is a Grasp Butcher and has turned his analysis into high-quality canine vitamin into his full-time job. The New Zealand native and rugby participant is working laborious to convey human-grade, nutrient-rich meals to pets and their homeowners within the space.
Canine proprietor Henry started researching the very best varieties of vitamin for his canine, Duncan, a rescue American Staffordshire terrier.
“The pet meals trade is concentrated on low cost canine kibble,” Henry mentioned. “How can a 60-pound bag of meals that lasts for months be wholesome on your pet? You would not eat that your self.
Henry was so disillusioned with what he discovered relating to business pet meals that he was impressed to show his information of meat and well being right into a mission to convey high quality elements to pet homeowners. His analysis focus was on actual meats and greens that canines eat uncooked. Increasingly homeowners discover uncooked pet meals fascinating, and it is gaining traction around the globe.
Henry mentioned training is essential, and as soon as pet homeowners perceive the connection between high quality elements and pet well being, they mild up.
Henry’s enterprise sells wholesale to pet shops, on-line and direct to prospects via his Tewksbury retailer. He prides himself on the whole and balanced recipes that he makes use of. Henry even employed a pet vitamin marketing consultant to work with him and consider the very best steadiness of human-grade elements.
Henry sells jerky, a preservative-free dried meat product that’s sliced and has no components.
“It is all turkey, rooster and beef,” Henry mentioned.
His store is cozy and has a phenomenal leather-based couch with a fantastically painted background referred to as a “canine couch” that many pet homeowners go to and use for pet photographs. The shop has additionally held skilled pictures occasions for the homeowners.
Henry mentioned that whereas the price of elements has elevated, he’s sticking to his costs and has taken on extra of the work himself. He hopes to rent an assistant so he can hold the shop open extra hours, go to extra farmers’ markets and increase additional.
Retailer hours are posted on Instagram or by visiting the shop web site at www.timberdoodles.com. Henry is worked up to be part of the Route 38 small enterprise neighborhood and welcomes residents to cease by and seize some meals for his or her pets or choose up a bag of jerky as a deal with for buddies with canines.