Ann Hurley's childhood pet dog had some health issues, so the family took him to the veterinarian, where they learned the problem was the dog's diet.
"We learned there were corn and fillers in the food ... and we started buying the good food," she said.
Some 20 years later, when Ann Hurley's mom, Carla Wiza, wanted to start her own business, the family decided to sell the types of healthy pet foods they had purchased for years.
So Wiza bought her first Munchies Natural Pet Foods location in Oldsmar around 2006 from its previous owner.
In August, the Palm Harbor family branched out and opened a second location in Belleair Bluffs on West Bay Drive. The new store is owned by Hurley and her husband, Chad.
The pet supply store carries premium dog and cat foods, treats, toys, supplements and stylish pet gifts.
If you go:
- Address: 2896 West Bay Dr., Belleair Bluffs
- Phone: 727-581-1000
- Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.