Since our beginning in 2002, we have developed a dedicated team with over 60 years of combined experience in animal care, nutrition and health information, who truly believe in the philosophy and purpose of Civilized Nature. Civilization and Nature are connected through the animals in our communities. Our animals share in the most private and public aspects of our lives. They work with us, play with us, help us when we’re disabled, find us when we’re lost, teach us to laugh, and to be responsible. They even help us heal when we’re sick. Animals ultimately provide for us in a way that nothing else can. The animals of our community are the natural healers and teachers that we welcome and care for in our own homes. Through our relationships with animals we develop the understanding of what a Civilized Nature in ourselves can do to enrich relationships in our own homes as well as those in the greater community. Our store is built around the belief that the care we give to the animals in our community reflects the spirit of the individuals in our community. We want to promote vital and harmonious lives in our community through the personal care of the animals in it. This is our way of giving back to the community that has been so generous to us.