20 Years of Natural
Thank you for visiting Healthy Pets Northwest, the natural alternative for pet foods and supplies. Healthy Pets Northwest is a group of locally owned and operated pet supply stores in Portland, Oregon. Our first store, opened by Julie Cantonwine in 2000, was one of the first pet supply stores in the area to focus on natural foods, supplements and products.
Today, the Healthy Pets Northwest group has grown to include four Portland locations and two Utah affiliates. We are proud of the positive impact Healthy Pets Northwest has had on awareness of healthier options for pet nutrition and for the many loyal customers we serve.
The Families Behind HPNW
Barb Cantonwine and Michael Carroll
Barb and Michael joined Healthy Pets Northwest in 2007 when they opened the Multnomah Village store. Since joining the company, they have helped direct HPNW through many growing pains and changes. Throughout their time with Healthy Pets Northwest, their love of animals and focus on providing the best in natural foods and products has not changed. They currently share their lives with Meadow, their English Shepherd mix. Meadow was very shy when they adopted her, but with patience she has grown more confident and has taken on the role of shepherd with guests and grandchildren.
The Second Generation
Currently, three of Barb and Michael's children are also part of Healthy Pets Northwest. Dusty, on the left, provides technical support for the POS and Loyalty systems in addition to managing social media. Jesse, far right, was the first to join HPNW as the manager of our Hawthorne store. Chandra, second from right, took over management of the Multnomah Village store from Barb. Ben, second from left, lives in Ohio, where he has not joined the business, yet. (Barb is still working to get him and his wife, Sheri, to Portland.)
Where It All Started
Healthy Pets Northwest was founded in 2000 by Barb's sister Julie Cantonwine. She opened the first store near 39th St. (now Cesar E Chavez Blvd.) and Hawthorne Blvd. with almost no money, but with a vision. Her vision was simple: to offer the best natural foods, supplements and supplies for pets. She was willing to take the risk because there were very few all-natural options for pet owners at the time. Today, Julie has moved on to other pursuits, but her vision and commitment to natural pet care and health is still the cornerstone of Healthy Pets Northwest.
Donna Trilli and Dennis Breslin
Donna joined Healthy Pets Northwest in the summer of 2014 as the manager for our Woodstock store. Not long after joining HPNW, Donna married Dennis. Working together with Donna was a priority for Dennis, so he joined the HPNW staff in early 2017. The two of them became partners in Healthy Pets Northwest when Julie stepped down to move to the east coast with her partner. Donna and Dennis share their lives with two dogs, Cora and Diego (pictured right), who are enthusiastic product testers.
The Second Generation
Donna and Dennis also have children working with Healthy Pets Northwest. Currently, you will find their son Miles (pictured left showing off his staff picks) behind the counter at our Woodstock store when he's not in school. On weekends you'll find their son Anthony working at our Woodstock store. Their daughter Cecilia is currently working in Peru, where she regularly sends us posts for the Healthy Pets Northwest blog.