From our kennel to yours; our story
Trevor MacKellar and Chris Jabbori opened the first Healthy Pet location in Austin, Texas, in Shops at Arbor Trails, in June of 2012. Trevor started his career at a Premier Pet Supply in Beverly Hills, Michigan at 16 years old. Honing his customer service skills and pet knowledge along the way to eventually becoming the store manager. Trevor has always wanted to run his own business. This stems from his entrepreneurial roots, as he came from a family where both his mom and dad started their own business. With Trevor’s foundation to business- meeting Chris was a perfect match. Chris, a fellow lifelong entrepreneur in various industries, noticed their attention to detail in business would work well together.
During an economic downturn, Chris and Trevor quickly noticed the pet industry was more successful than ever. After recognizing each other’s commitment to quality and integrity as the key to success, they decided to join forces. With Chris & Trevor’s business sense and Trevor’s long-standing passion for the pet industry, a Healthy Pet partnership quickly emerged. Whether it’s educating customers on the importance of diet for pets’ health or overseeing one of the many events Healthy Pet hosts, they have completely immersed themselves in Healthy Pet’s involvement in the Austin community. Being part of this community and helping customers with their pet's needs will always be Healthy Pets’ number one goal.
We love our employees and our customers
Our Customers bring their uniquely Austin spirit to each of our four locations. Seeking professional guidance and a variety of products matching their expectations for quality ingredients and craftsmanship, you want a pet store that cares for your pets (and you) with the same passion we care for our own.
Healthy Pet employees are as integral to our success as the ingredients in the products we scrutinize on your pets’ behalf. Healthy Pet offers many young adults their first jobs, teaching life-long skills, regardless of where their career paths may lead. Cultivating a positive work experience for long-term employees, some of whom have been with us since the 2012 launch, is another point of pride for Healthy Pet.
Why you should be excited about what we're doing next, as a company
Each month, on average, Healthy Pet donates over 500+ lbs of dry dog/cat food to local shelters. We also donate in kind and in cash to charities that benefit pets. By doing business with Healthy Pet, you give back to the pet community in ways you didn’t expect.
We love our community
If you did not already know, Healthy Pet is a community pet hub. Our events page has many options throughout the Austin area and suburbs promoting the events that promote pet ownership. If you know of one we don’t, email us from the events page—whether an adoption, a new park, a spay/neuter event, or a restaurant that welcomes our fur babies, let us know! Visit our events page to check out all of our community events year-round.
How our business model serves pet owners
The idea for Healthy Pet was born out of the realization that most pet supply stores sell the products with the highest profit margins because they put enterprise above stewardship. Just as pets can sense kindness in humans, humans can sense goodwill in each other. Healthy Pet owners know that we put their pets and relationship over margins every time.
We deliberately select our products to keep your pets healthy
Your pets have earned a place in your heart, and we know in our hearts, they deserve quality care. To this end, Healthy Pet is constantly researching and stocking only premium-quality products. As owner Trevor MacKellar says “If I wouldn’t give my pets these products, you won’t find them on our shelves. It’s like a litmus test, only we call it the ‘Lick’mus’ Test—if they turn away, so will we.”
Locations and contact
Just like you and your four-legged friends we’re all over town and marking our territory:
- West in Bee Cave at The Hill Country Galleria
- South in Shops at Arbor Trails on William Cannon
- North at Lakeline Market
- Central in Downtown at Seaholm—A stone’s throw from Ladybird Lake
- COMING SOON in Kyle at the Dry River District shopping center