The Bellingham company is run by two women, Kellie Szirom and Katya Slater-Szirom. Now, they have spread their passion to Whole Foods, one of the premiere outlets for organic foods. In addition, the dog food is also carried at Whatcom Farmers Co-ops, the Haggen in Fairhaven, and Hohl Feed and Seed, as well as through their website. “We are dog lovers, and they are considered part of our family. We also want them to live as long as possible,” said Katya Slater-Szirom, the spokesperson for Two Terriers.
“These days, you walk into most stores and have to work to find locally sourced and manufactured pet products,” Slater-Szirom said. “Most of the products you see use multiple unnecessary ingredients, like artificial flavors and coloring.” Slater-Szirom said that the ingredients are all grown in Washington, and the beef used is USDA Black Angus. They also source ingredients from the Bellingham community. “We are committed to not contribute to the carbon footprint made by importing ingredients from all over the world.”
As fifth- and sixth-generation Bellingham residents, both Kellie and Katya value the Bellingham community, especially developing close relationships with their vendors and customers. “We can meet with our customers and their humans to get to know them,” said Slater-Szirom. “[We] would not be able to do this if we were anywhere else.”
“Nothing makes us happier than being able to see our dog pals enjoying their Two Terriers products,” said SlaterSzirom. Their customers are constantly uploading pictures of their dogs on their Etsy store site, she said. “We absolutely encourage our customers to [share] their videos and pictures.”
In addition, they have launched a line of “fur-friendly” shampoo on their website. The shampoo comes in rosemary, lavender, and peppermint varieties. They have also have released a line of peanut-butter flavored dog treats.