Viera Petworks donates to shelters


Viera Petworks works closely with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Center.

Courtesy of Julia Duncan

Viera Petworks is teaming up with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Center to help dogs in need.

The local pet store, which opened in March, has donated several hundred pounds of kibble to animal shelters in Melbourne, according to owner Julia Duncan.

“We also hold quarterly towel drives and collect towels for the shelter. Just recently we collected two van loads of donated towels in a single week,” Duncan said.

The center is a no-kill animal shelter for the second year in a row. Adoption fees for dogs are just $25, which includes spay or neuter service, a rabies shot, heartworm tests and initial vaccinations.

For senior adopters, the adoption is free for all dogs 6 and older. Cat adoptions are free.

Viera Petworks specializes in non-processed dog food. The pet store sells all-natural, organic dog food without fillers.

Duncan said that her goal with Viera Petworks is to listen to pet owners, and not just sell dog food.

“Sometimes, I'll spend a half hour with a customer talking about their pet,” Duncan said. “We try to get the right food into the pet for the right reasons.”

Duncan believes in the philosophy that better nutrition and diet makes for a healthier pet.

“The inspiration behind Petworks is also due to my own pet, Gus,” Duncan said. “I have always fed my dog good food throughout his life. He is a 100-pound Ridgeback mix and is 16 years old.”

Pet adoptions through the center are made by stopping in at the facility. Pets who need homes can be viewed on the Sheriff's website, which provides photos. Donations of food, towels and pet supplies can be made to the center during normal business hours.

Viera Petworks is located at 2348 Citadel Way, Suite 104 in Viera. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Care Center is located at 5100 West Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne.

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