Wags to Whiskers pet food store opens

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A new Isaacs Avenue business specializes in the A-to-Z's of dog and cat supplies.

Wags to Whiskers features natural and holistic pet food, supplies, treats and supplements.

Owners Linn and Dan Wagner recently opened the business at 1903 E. Isaacs Ave., behind the Magic Touch Carwash and next to Just Right Books.

According to Linn Wagner, the store has the largest selection of natural pet foods, including raw, in the area. Among the brands offered are Evo, Innova, California Natural, Firstmate, Merrick, Natural Balance, Canidae and Taste of the Wild.

More than 30 different natural dog biscuits are available in the store's bulk bins.

Free food samples are offered, and leashed pets are welcome in the store, Wagner said.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 529-4444.

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Liberty Tax Service will host a roadside party Saturday in a benefit for the Walla Walla Food Bank and March of Dimes.

The Walla Walla office, 688 W. Rose St., invites guests to "see how much fun tax time can be" with a celebration noon to 7 p.m. Food, music and prize drawings will be part of the festivities. Prizes include a lunch at The Marc for two and a two-night stay at Wildhorse Resort amp; Casino, among other things.

Those who bring in canned or boxed food donations will receive a discount on their tax preparation fees. For more details, call 526-5081.

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An upcoming workshop for business owners will help show how to make social-networking sites work for you.

Web-Based Social Networking for Your Business will be a two-hour -- or slightly longer -- interactive workshop next Thursday at the Milton-Freewater campus of Blue Mountain Community College. Instructor Art Hill will take participants from asking about business social networking to using it.

The vehicle is being used by more businesses to reach out to customers from as near as across the street to as far as around the world. Participants should bring along basic information about their businesses, plus something they're already doing or planning that might be of interest to their customers -- a new product, service or special.

The cost is $5 for members of the Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce; $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call 541-938-7176, or register online at www.bluecc.edu .

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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