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Family owned and
operated, Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply has been opened since 1988. Originally created
by Mr. Alfred Clarke to meet the supply needs of his award-winning Airedale
Terriers, Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply has developed into one of the leading Pet Supply
companies in the nation. From its catalog and online store to its three retail
stores serving the Newport News and Virginia Beach, VA areas, Care-A-Lot® is
dedicated to great customer service, speed of delivery, and meeting your every
pet supply need.
In 1983, after 24 years as a supply officer in the Navy,
Mr. Alfred Clarke, with his wife Mary Clarke, started Mancon, Inc., a company
which provides material support and logistics services to the federal
government. In 1988, Mr. Clarke purchased an Airedale Terrier and his son Robert
purchased a Labrador Retriever. Soon after, as a hobby, they began competing
with them at dog shows. After attending several shows, Mr. Clarke discovered
that the supplies needed to maintain “Show Quality Dogs” were difficult to
obtain. Due to the lack of local suppliers and the unreliability of
catalog-based suppliers, Mr. Clarke decided to start his own pet supply company.
Hence, the birth of Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply, specializing in providing hard to
find items and providing excellent customer service.
In 1996, Mr. Clarke and his wife retired from Care-A-Lot® and his son, Robert
Clarke, took over as President. Since then, Robert has implemented several new
ideas, including a color catalog, an online ecommerce interface, and an
additional store location. These new developments helped elevate the company
into its current status as a national pet supply distributor, as well as, having
the largest pet supply store in the state of Virginia.
Here at Care-A-Lot® Pet Supply we view our pets as family and our company
stems from our passion to provide them with only the best. We may not be the
biggest company in the industry, but we strive to be the best company for you
and your pets.