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Dave's Soda & Pet City Hosts Furry Friends Pet Food Drive

Dave’s Soda & Pet City Hosts Furry Friends Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Four Local Shelters Dave’ s Soda & Pet City is teaming up with Dakin Humane Society, Feline Friends, Second Chance Animal Shelter, and T.J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center to make sure that our furry shelter friends have the food they need this Thanksgiving season by hosting a food drive.

Dave’s Furry Friends Food Drive will run from November 17th -25th at all 7 of Dave’s Soda and Pet City Locations. Drop boxes for donations will be available during store hours.

Dave’s Pet Food also wants to help feed our furry friends this holiday season, so during the food drive anyone who purchases Dave’s brand pet food for a donation will get 20% off the Dave’s item they donate.


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TJ O’Connor Adoption Center makes a change

To Dave’s Pet Food

The Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center has made a change in the food it feeds its cats and dogs to Dave’s Pet Food.

Executive Director, Pam Peebles said there were a number of factors prompting TJO to switch to a different food. “We were looking for a high quality food that we could feed consistently to the animals sheltered at TJO. Many come in struggling with malnutrition, intestinal parasites and other medical complications. Providing them with a steady, high quality diet is one of the first and most important steps we can take to get them on track to wellness. Staying local and communicating with a friendly business was important too.”  She reached out to Dave to talk about a solution and very quickly it became apparent that Dave’s Pet Food was a perfect match. “Dave’s made it affordable for us to achieve our goal of feeding a high quality, consistent diet to the animals that call TJO their temporary home. We are also quite pleased to buy from a friendly, local business that values customer service.”

 Adopters will also receive a coupon for a free 4lb bag of Dave’s Brand Dry Dog or Cat food when they bring their new furry friend home.

Dave’s Pet Food is owned and operated by David Ratner, owner of Dave’s Soda and Pet City. As a pet supply retailer, Dave knew that there was a lot of great pet food on the market, and there was a lot of affordable pet food on the market, but there was not a lot of great, affordable food. That’s why Dave made the decision to start a private label pet food for his customers. The goal when the brand was started was simple- a really great food that is nutritious and delicious at a reasonable price. A world famous nutritionist created his first formula and the rest is history. The brand continues to grow. As of today, Dave’s Pet Food is sold in more than 2,000 independent pet stores all across the USA, as well as many online sites, including the Home shopping Network. 




Dave Ratner, owner of Dave’s Pet City and Dave’s Pet Food,
spreads holiday cheer to four local charities.

In the spirit of the season, Dave’s has donated a total of $4,000 to four local charities & Organizations:
The United Way, Toys for Tots, Community Music School and the children’s wing at Baystate Hospital.
Dave’s is dedicated to giving back and very proud to support these organizations that are
so important to its communities, especially during the holiday season.




Friend's of Dave's

Dave’s Soda & Pet City is proud to announce that the Friends of Dave’s program continues to be a huge success. Customers have helped us raise $25,738 over the course of 2013 for over 30 local shelters and animal organizations throughout Western Massachusetts.

What’s Friend’s of Dave’s?

The Friend’s of Dave’s is a program founded by Dave Ratner (Owner of Dave’s Soda & Pet City). This program provides animal organizations with cards that are passed out to friends or supporters. Every time that person shops at Dave’s Soda & Pet City they show the cashier the card and 5% of that sale is donated back to that organization in the form of a gift card.

The Friends of Dave’s program is an easy way to give back to our local shelters and animal organizations, who provide shelter, training, love and hope to animals in need.

Friends of Dave's 2013 DONATIONS:


Feline Friends


Dakin Humane Society


Greyhound Options, Inc


T.J. O'Connor


Kane's Krusade


Blue Star Equiculture


Concerned Citizens for Animals


Mary's Kitty Korner


White River Animal Rescue


Second Chance Animal Shelter


Westfield Regional Animal Shelter


Gemini's Pampered Greyhounds


Three Bunnies Rescue


Stafford Animal Control
Westfield Homeless Cat Project
New Beginnings Dog Rescue
Agawam Friends of the Homeless Cats
Southwick Animal Control




Dave in the News!

Dave featured in Pet Product News International

Dave's Pet Food City is working in cooperation with Baird Middle School students learning about salt water fish and fish tank habitats.  Dave's Pet Food City recently visited a grade 7 science classroom to discuss the interactions of living things.  Part of the grade 7 curriculum is the study of living things an ecosystems.  They learned what salt water fish need to survive in their habitat.

We appreciate Dave's Pet Food City visiting with our students. As a result, we have several students that want to be part of the cleaning process of our tank.  We will always be grateful to Kris and Deb Walsh for their gift of the fish tank in our library.  Since the summer, our tank has been given a bit of a face lift with a few new parts and accessories donated by Dave's Pet Food City.

Two grade 6 students Jennifer & Miranda learning how to clean our fish tank. 


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