Pet Loft History

Pet Loft first opened for business in November 1998. Our goal was to provide the highest quality pet products available and expert, customer-specific advice to make sure Portland’s dogs, cats, fresh water fish, small animals, and wild birds stay healthy and happy. Our mission was and still is to put the health and well being of all companion animals first. Since the beginning we have tried to supply the best quality pet products in all price ranges to fit every person’s budget. We have always believed in promoting as many locally made products as possible. Some of the best quality, most innovative pet supplies are made right here in the Northwest, from organic dog and cat foods to fantastic pet beds and even farm fresh catnip, you will find dozens of locally manufactured items in our store.

We also strongly believe in animal rescue and supporting local animal shelters. There is an outreach center built into our store, housing up to four shelter cats at a time. Our focus is on adult cats who have a harder time finding new homes at the shelters. To date we have adopted out thousands of cats and are currently working exclusively with Cat Adoption Team, the largest no kill shelter in the Northwest.

So much has happened since we first opened our doors. The store has expanded as has our range of products. We have rearranged more times than I can count, and most recently have installed a new counter, fancier cat townhouse, new freezers, and added to our food selection, all while opening up the store and hopefully making shopping easier and more enjoyable.

The seven staff members here at Pet Loft have become a second family. All the full time employees have been here for many years and between us we have nearly 30 years of experience at Pet Loft! There are always at least two full time employees available to offer expert advice with any kind of question.

Our long time loyal customers are also part of the family. We see so many familiar, smiling faces every day (both on people and pets!). Your patronage over the years has allowed us to see and be a small part of your lives and we so appreciate that opportunity. Some of our customers that have moved out of the area still call us for advice and stop in just to say hello when they are in town. There are many more who move across town or as far as Astoria that go out of their way to continue shopping with us. As a store owner, there is nothing more gratifying than that. Thank you all.

For those of you that have never stopped in, please give us a call if you have any pet-related questions, or stop by to introduce yourself and your furry friend.

We look forward to meeting you!