The staff at Salty’s Pet Supply partner with community leaders to get the message out about a number of animal causes we feel strongly about and the founders of Odd Man Inn invited us for a tour of their farm sanctuary. We wanted to share some beautiful stories about the animals at their sanctuary in Washougal, Washington and invite our customers to attend their big Fall Fundraiser Party, the SaSQUASH Art Fest. Family-friendly and the only admission fee is to bring a SQUASH for the animals!
About Odd Man Inn:
Odd Man Inn Animal Refuge is a registered 501c3 nonprofit farm animal sanctuary and adoption shelter in Washougal, WA. They take in animals who are abused, neglected, discarded, or otherwise displaced. They take in difficult medical cases and animals who have behavior issues. Since opening the doors as an official nonprofit in 2016, they’ve found safe homes for over 250 farm animals. They work with county animal control agencies in situations of abuse, neglect, and hoarding. They also work to provide education about proper animal care and protection of the planet through community service programs for local businesses and schools.
About the SaSquash Festival:
Odd Man Inn’s big annual party is October 12th at the Lacamas Lake Lodge in Camas, WA from 3pm-6pm. It’s called the SaSQUASH Art Festival, as the only cost for entry is to bring a squash for the animals! Food, beer, cider, silent art auction featuring work from all over the world, and raffle prizes galore from local businesses who believe in and support compassion for all living beings!
*The photos of these animals were taken by Zahne Calzada Photography. Visit Zahne on Instagram @zahnecal_photo. Local pro photographer and friend of Odd Man Inn!
These are the stories of animals that needed a second chance. They now live under the care of Wendy and Josh and OVER ONE HUNDRED other farm animals. The animals range from pigs, llamas, sheep, goats, cows, roosters, peacocks, turtles, dogs, cats, pigeons and rabbits, most of which are ready for adoption! The hope is that all of these animals move on from Odd Man Inn to forever homes. If you’d like more information on adopting, please contact email@example.com.
About the artists:
The SaSQUASH Art Fest is featuring both local and INTERNATIONAL artists from a variety of art styles. Sculptures, metalwork, oil paintings, prints, wood carvings, pottery, etc. They are also featuring raffle baskets, gift cards, and prizes sponsored by a host of different businesses. They are still accepting donations and art submissions until September 15th. Artists will be featured on the Odd Man Inn social media pages the week before the event. There will also be ONE artist featured per day in the week leading up to SaSQUASH for an Instagram auction in order to feature that artist to the widest audience possible! Interested in donating? Wendy@oddmaninn.org
Melvin is a 5-year-old pot-belly pig who survived a dog attack in his former home but was left untreated for months. He lost both his ears, and the infection destroyed the bone in his front leg. The infection in his ears and leg almost took his life. He was taken into the care of Odd Man Inn on February 2019, and he received immediate professional medical care at Oregon State University. Though he lost his leg to save his life, he now lives a healthy and happy life of respect and safety at Odd Man Inn. Melvin was recently chosen as a FINALIST in a nationwide photo contest by Tractor Supply, and he’s a SHINING example of the types of situations that Odd Man Inn works hard to rescue and rehabilitate.
Popcorn is a 2 1/2-year-old Jersey steer. He was purchased as a newborn baby at the livestock auction and brought home to live in a couple’s HOUSE. When they decided that was a bad idea, they gave him away on Facebook, which would often be a death sentence for a farm animal. Popcorn was picked up by a rancher who planned to slaughter him for cheap hamburger meat, but the ladies of the house intervened. They lobbied for Popcorn’s life, and they reached out to Odd Man Inn. Popcorn is a RARE dairy industry survivor who lives at Odd Man Inn with his big friend, Goose…. also a Jersey steer who was saved from a livestock auction as a baby.
MagPie is a 5-year-old Boer goat who was seized for abuse and neglect by Cowlitz County Animal Control. She’d been tethered in a yard her entire life without any basic medical care. Her hooves were 18 inches long and twisted in a way that she was unable to walk. It was finally reported to authorities when MagPie’s only goat friend died on his tether from lack of food and water. After several months of legal battle, MagPie’s abuser was found guilty in a court of law of animal cruelty. She WON her case and now lives as a fulltime resident of Odd Man Inn. Though her mobility will never be perfect, she’s recovering a little every day as a really beautiful survival story. She’s been chosen this year as the “SaSQUASH Queen” for the Odd Man Inn Art Festival. Tees will be on sale as the “special edition” artwork as part of the fundraising for the event. you’ll be able to find the shirts via the Odd Man Inn social media through Bonfire, and a limited supply of shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
Want to donate to Odd Man Inn? Please consider joining us on Patreon to get behind the scenes information on animal rescues and wildlife rehabilitation details as we earn our WA State permit. Join for as little as $1/month! Or make a one-time donation via Paypal. You can also choose Odd Man Inn as your AmazonSmile recipient or choose items to send to the animals from the Amazon Wishlist.
Please consider following Odd Man Inn and all their rescued farm animal antics on Instagram @oddmaninn.
Salty’s Pet Supply Customers Can Now Buy Products Online, Pick-up in Store (Staff Will Run Orders Out to You!)
Salty’s Pet Supply is offering customers a new alternative to shopping in-store for the days where errands are virtually impossible.
Now anyone can shop 24 hours a day, seven days a week online. Top sellers are available online and all customers need to do is pull up in front and one of our staff will come out with your order. If a customer’s fave brand isn’t available online, we ask them to reach out to any of the staff and we’ll get a special order set up.
“We understand how traffic and parking in the neighborhood can make errands difficult for customers so we wanted to make sure shopping was convenient for everyone,” explains owner, Nancy Fedelem. “We have a customer that recently had a baby and we realized how hectic life was now that the baby is born. Now she buys all her dog’s food online and calls us when she’s on her way. Our staff simply brings it out to her car.”
Pricing is the same online and off
The prices for online shopping are exactly the same as the pricing in-store and there is no additional fee for the online service. Food purchases will be credited to customers that are part of our established frequent buyer program.
If a customer needs to return an item, they do have to come into the store! If you have any problems getting to the store, just call our staff! The rules of engagement are simple. Order online and come pick up your items at the store or call ahead and we’ll run them out to you!
PROMO CODE: If you use NOWOPEN when you check out you’ll receive a 10 percent discount off your entire order. This code can only be used once per customer.
Here’s what the navigation looks like:
You can shop for your cat or dog. It’s so easy.
The brand categories are also easy to navigate.
Shop your fave brands!
Please ask the staff if you have any questions or cannot find a brand you typically order. As you know, we always have new products available in-store and we want you to come in when you have time to visit with our staff! This is absolutely for those times when online shopping is just easier.
We want to help our customers as we know you all are busy!
“Feeding cats a raw diet means feeding them uncooked animal muscle meat, organ meat, and bones. This type of food is sometimes called the BARF diet, which stands for “bones and raw food” or ” biologically-appropriate raw food.”
We interviewed the store manager, Tim Gonzales about feeding cats a raw food diet and why this is one of the most popular questions he gets from cat owners!
Q1. Why should pet parents consider feeding their cats a raw food diet?
A1. The main reason is that cats don’t get enough liquid
on their own (moisture is SO important). Since this is such a common
problem in cats and urinary issues are something cat owners worry about, a raw
diet is a wonderful solution. Also, there are freeze-dried raw diet options and
adding water is an important step which is another reason to feed a raw diet.
We recommend both types of raw diets.
Q2. Do cats need veggies and carbs in their diets at all?
They don’t need either! They can only tolerate carbs in small amounts.
Q3. What are the health benefits of a raw diet for cats?
number one benefit we talk to cat owners about when they ask if a raw diet is
the right choice is healthy skin and coat. It’s amazing the difference you’ll
see. Second reason? Along with this comes fewer hairballs and better digestion.
Q4. Is feeding cats a raw food diet safe?
Their bodies and digestive tracts can
handle the foodborne illnesses that we worry about and the brands we carry
specially treat their food, so it’s safe
Q5. What ingredients are in a raw cat diet?
A5. Muscle meat, Organ
meat full of taurine, ground bone or
eggshell for calcium and kelp or another mineral supplement added back in to
make it a complete diet.
Q6. Which brands do you all recommend for cat owners?
Newest Wild Coast
Raw (brought in recently)
think that with cats, it’s always important to remember that if your cat is
picky, consider rotating the proteins. Rotate within the same brand, and all you’re
changing is the protein source.
you’re adding nutrients that aren’t in the other protein.
Explore what your cat likes!” – Tim
Medical disclaimer: Our staff are not nutritionists or DVMs so please check with your Vet or holistic vet before you start a new diet for various health conditions.
In Memory of Vonnie Harris and For the Love of Senior Animals
For the 6th year in a row, you can donate dog supplies at Salty’s Pet Supply (and our sister stores) for seniors. The store is a donation site for Jake n’ Max’s Boxes of Love and the decorated boxes are filling up!
This event is a tribute to the unwavering love of two beloved senior dogs and the drive collects donations of everything from cozy comforts for seniors, supplements for older guys, toys and any item that can brighten the lives of sweet adoptable animals at Animal Aid that need a little extra help and love. Animal Aid’s heartstring animals are featured in this campaign.
The campaign runs through Feb. 14 and you can donate dog supplies anytime! In year’s past, we’ve delivered nearly a carload from each store with donations of beds, food, treats, and supplies thanks to our generous customers!
This is also a very special event as we’re remembering our friend and colleague Vonnie Harris, the mastermind, behind Jake n’ Max’s Boxes. Vonnie passed away in 2018 and we miss her. A tribute was written last October.
“Vonnie Harris and her sister Viki created Jake ‘n Max’s Boxes of Love as a tribute to their beloved Labs, Jake and Max. The pair worked tirelessly to help “oldsters” by collecting gear and goods for senior pets each year. The project required finding partner businesses to serve as donation sites, decorating large boxes to contain donations (in later years the pair invited local seniors to participate in this), collecting and finally delivering donated goods to the beneficiaries — rescues serving senior pets.
We carry on Jake ‘n Max’s Boxes of Love out of gratitude for Vonnie and Viki’s care and service, and to honor Vonnie, who passed peacefully October 29.
For the love of senior pets . . . for the love of uplifting others . . . for the love of Vonnie.”
All three stores offered an opportunity to have memorable pet photos taken with Santa in December and the donations benefitted The Pongo Fund. We want to update folks on our donation!
Thank you all for coming out. Thanks to you, we’ve raised over $6,000 for The Pongo Fund. Here at Salty’s Pet Supply we raised $2,026.00. Overall across all three stores, we snapped pics with 140 animals including a few cats and a chicken.
Thank you also to all our vendors that donated product for our wonderful goodie bags that we sent home with all those that participated.
“First off we would like to thank our friends at Ginger Beds for once again donating 3 of their beds to our raffle. Ginger Bed’s are locally made and we loving having them at our stores.”
As a reminder, The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. They work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need.
The donations went to help The Pongo Fund’s Mobile Animal Hospital that provides free lifesaving care for hundreds of animals each year thanks to a network of dedicated veterinarians and medical professionals. And of course, the donations will also help the community overall.
Go behind the scenes with us! This is from our Salty’s Pet Supply shoot.
Please leave a comment about the reaction you got when you posted your cute pic! Thank you for coming out!