Located on Mississippi in Portland, Oregon is Salty’s Pet Supply
Salty’s Pet Supply on Mississippi in Portland Oregon, opened its doors in 2005 as a neighborhood store where owners could walk from their houses or apartments to find a friendly store stocked with a wide variety of affordable supplies, including food, toys and accessories for cats, dogs, birds and other small animals.
Over the years, owner Nancy Fedelem has grown Salty’s into a thriving business, earning a loyal customer base that appreciates the store’s expert advice and varied selection of top-quality food and products. The personal service and attention that the store’s team gives their customers ensures the very best recommendations for each individual pet’s needs. Salty’s is proud to be an integral part of the thriving North Portland Mississippi neighborhood business district.
Salty’s is deeply committed to giving back to the community it serves. Over the years, the store has partnered with numerous local rescue organizations, providing space for outreach, hosting pet food drives, donating food and supplies, and making monetary contributions. The many groups supported include: Multnomah County Animal Services, The Pixie Project, Panda Paws Rescue, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Underdog Railroad Rescue, PAWS Team, Fences for Fido, Strut Your Mutt, Family Dogs New Life Shelter and Newberg Animal Shelter.
It is probably no surprise to anyone that Nancy loves animals, but what you may not know is that her love for dogs was not immediate. Her first pets were cats, including Rosie, who lived a long and happy life of 19 years, and James, a street kitten who followed her home one night and now lives the good life. But it was the Rottweiler/Lab mix named Monk Nancy’s husband adopted just five days after their wedding who changed everything. Monk made Nancy a dog lover, growing her love for animals and eventually leading her to run her own pet supply store.
As the owner of Salty’s, Nancy is involved in every detail of running the store, but her favorite part of the job is helping customers find the best food, treats and toys to give their pets a great life. Nancy lives just a few blocks from the store with her husband and family of now four dogs and one cat.
From Nancy’s dog, Parker:
My full name is Parker J. Bearington and I am a Border Collie/Lab mix…I think. Before my owners adopted me, I was a street dog in Panama and was rescued after being hit by a car. The fact that I lost my leg in the accident doesn’t really phase me. I get around just like any other dog. I am very loving but also demanding and a big ham for attention. No one can resist my soft ears and sweet, loving brown eyes.
I love visiting the store with my mom where I am the official manager of the treats table, making sure all of them are delicious enough for our discriminating doggy customers. I am paid in belly rubs.
Davia’s love for animals goes back many, many years, starting when she was a dog walker. But it was her interest in pet nutrition, after dealing with her own dog’s allergy issues, that led her to a job in a natural pet food store where she realized her her passion for helping customers find the right dietary items for their “fur kids.” As store manager at Salty’s, Davia is happiest when chatting with customers about the importance of nutrition and making sure pets are getting the best treats and food for their individual needs. Davia’s customers depend on her for valuable information to keep their pets happy and healthy, and the visiting dogs and cats (and even rats) trust that she will always have treats on hand to share!
From Davia’s dog, Poppy:
Hello! First of all, I’m a red dachshund, which I think is pretty awesome in itself, but I am also really soft, cuddly, handsome and definitely sassy. I also really, REALLY love food. All food, any food, all the time. When I am not chewing on the bones or lamb ears that my mom brings home from the store (or kneecaps! I LOVE it when she brings home a kneecap!), you can find me napping in any available sunbeam.