Who we are
Bone Appetite is a 2,200-square-foot party house for dogs and cats. It's like heaven for anything that answers to a name like Spot or Mittens or Rover.
Several days a week, Bone Appetite becomes more than just a busy and somewhat eclectic pet store. It becomes a busy, eclectic pet store and an animal placement center.
There's not only a wide selection of all-natural pet foods, there also are foods specifically engineered for dogs and cats with special needs —such as for pets with diabetes, allergies or weight management issues. We also have a refrigerator chock full of goat's milk and prepared raw pet food from Avon-based Oma's Pride.
"Opening this store was a quality-of-life issue, for me. We probably could have found something that would have brought in more money, but here I get to work all day with puppies and kittens. And I get to work all day with my sister. How can you beat that?"
- Denise Benemerito-Garassino
"The only thing we knew for sure was that we didn't want to keep working in the car business and that we wanted to work together"
"My sister and I just love animals, and the more we talked about it the more we realized that lots of people out there love their animals, too. The more we looked into it, the more we were convinced that there are plenty of people who would be willing to come to a store that provided them with the best, most natural holistic pet products —foods, treats, toys, shampoos —available."
A section of shampoos, colognes and other grooming products —including flea and tick shampoos and sprays, deodorizing sprays, and even a product that bills itself as a "deskunker" to keep your pet fresh! There are also dental-care products; a line of biscuits and other treats sold under the name "Old Mother Hubbard;" and novelty items.
There's even a Harley-Davidson display, filled with leashes, collars, caps, travel bowl sets, bandanas and squeeze toys sporting the familiar Harley-Davidson logo.
Not to mention a roomful of beds, carrying crates and air mattresses so your pet can not only sleep but travel in the lap of comfort and luxury.