The Big Bad Woof

The Big Bad Woof Best of DC pet supply store in the DC Metro area offering dog food, dog treats, cat food, pet toys, eco-friendly pet supplies , raw food diets, and small mammal food & supplies.

Call or visit today! Nestled in Washington, D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood is a one-of-a-kind pet store. Founded by business women Julie Paez and Pennye Jones-Napier in 2005, The Big Bad Woof merges green living ethics with pet supplies. It all started with Artemis, a wolf-dog hybrid, that started their journey in sustainable pet supplies. She had diabetes and we discovered that raw foods would be a h

Call or visit today! Nestled in Washington, D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood is a one-of-a-kind pet store. Founded by business women Julie Paez and Pennye Jones-Napier in 2005, The Big Bad Woof merges green living ethics with pet supplies. It all started with Artemis, a wolf-dog hybrid, that started their journey in sustainable pet supplies. She had diabetes and we discovered that raw foods would be a h

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🐶😺 Raw feeding isn't a trend; it's a return to our pet's natural diet!
12/31/2021

🐶😺 Raw feeding isn't a trend; it's a return to our pet's natural diet!

🐶😺 Raw feeding isn't a trend; it's a return to our pet's natural diet!

12/31/2021

This is a courtesy post for a Pet Care colleague who has been caring for the mom and her puppies. We have been helping and monitoring their progress and the pups are almost ready to go to their new homes.
Mini-Aussie Shepherd/Keeshond puppies, 11 weeks old and ready for loving homes. 3 boys, 3 girls. Sweet dispositions and home raised with lots of TLC. Perfect family dogs. Mom (on premises) 32lb, Dad 33lbs. $1,000 each includes vaccination, worming. Photos & videos available. Text/call 301-512-8281

12/31/2021

This is a courtesy post for a Pet Care colleague who has been caring for the mom and her puppies. We have been helping and monitoring their progress and the pups are almost ready to go to their new homes.
Mini-Aussie Shepherd/Keeshond puppies, 11 weeks old and ready for loving homes. 3 boys, 3 girls. Sweet dispositions and home raised with lots of TLC. Perfect family dogs. Mom (on premises) 32lb, Dad 33lbs. $1,000 each includes vaccination, worming. Photos & videos available. Text/call 301-512-8281

REPOST: When I first told my vet that I was removing processed carbs from Summit’s diet, she looked at me like I was cra...
12/29/2021

REPOST: When I first told my vet that I was removing processed carbs from Summit’s diet, she looked at me like I was crazy. ⁣

She automatically assumed that because Keto was a popular diet in humans, I was just thoughtlessly passing on the trend to my dog? ⁣

After I sat through her lecture, which was given before even asking why I was making the change, I began to defend and explain my actions. ⁣

I explained my concern for cancer. I talked about why I didn’t think that processed grains were necessary for Summit. And I explained why fresh food is better than processed. ⁣

The response I received was that dogs have evolved to need grains 🚩 , Summit is a golden and unfortunately there’s nothing that I can do about his risk aside from wellness exams 🚩 , and prescription kibble is healthier than fresh food because it was tested by veterinarians. ⁣🚩🚩🚩🚩

When I started to dig into what “veterinarian tested” meant, the vet didn’t know. Eventually this escalated to me being told that raw food would kill my dog 🚩. I was a little flustered, so while I asked most of my questions, I honestly left with out saying half of the things that I wanted to say. ⁣

This is a problem in healthcare, for both humans and our pets. Physicians, not all, but many, tend give the eye roll when you start asking questions. And then you get that condescending tone… so here’s a reminder.⁣

Our physicians are not our bosses. They are there to serve us. If you don’t feel comfortable asking questions, this is a huge red flag 🚩. ⁣

And lastly, there’s an entire not so new field of epigenetics just waiting to finally be heard. Epigenetics is the study of how our environment can cause changes in the way that our genes work 🧬. ⁣

So yes, we can stack the odds in our dog’s favor. It may be true that Summit has vulnerable genes, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing that I can do to protect them. Never let a doctor disempower you. 🚩 You are in control of your health! We must be our own advocates. ⁣

#FunFact The squeaky sound of a toy resembles the high-pitched noises that wounded, scared, or injured animals would mak...
12/27/2021

#FunFact The squeaky sound of a toy resembles the high-pitched noises that wounded, scared, or injured animals would make. You might not realize it but your precious little pooch likes squeaky toys because they satisfy their prey drive, which is the instinct to hunt and capture prey. Many dogs also enjoy the instant gratification they get from repeatedly gnawing on that squeaker.

#FunFact The squeaky sound of a toy resembles the high-pitched noises that wounded, scared, or injured animals would make. You might not realize it but your precious little pooch likes squeaky toys because they satisfy their prey drive, which is the instinct to hunt and capture prey. Many dogs also enjoy the instant gratification they get from repeatedly gnawing on that squeaker.

12/24/2021

We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas & Kwanzaa. We are so grateful to all of our friends, family and customers for a wonderful season and wish you all the warmest wishes this holiday. We will be closed from 5PM Christmas Eve until Sunday, 12/26 at 10am.

12/24/2021

We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas & Kwanzaa. We are so grateful to all of our friends, family and customers for a wonderful season and wish you all the warmest wishes this holiday. We will be closed from 5PM Christmas Eve until Sunday, 12/26 at 10am.

Trying to stay off the naughty list for one more night until Santa gets here 🤞🎅
12/24/2021

Trying to stay off the naughty list for one more night until Santa gets here 🤞🎅

Trying to stay off the naughty list for one more night until Santa gets here 🤞🎅

🐈 If you're looking for a raw pet food for your cats, look no further! Quest Cat Food by #StevesRealFood is a Prey model...
12/22/2021
QUEST

🐈 If you're looking for a raw pet food for your cats, look no further! Quest Cat Food by #StevesRealFood is a Prey model diet consisting of 95% meat, bone, organ and a few super-foods to round off the diet and make it the purrrfect food for your feline. WATCH the video to learn more! https://bit.ly/32JMDy6

Our Quest formula is for families with cats that don't want the produce in their food.

Feeding your cat a raw diet is more than just raw meat. Cats eat the entire prey, including:💪 Muscle meat🫀 All of the or...
12/20/2021

Feeding your cat a raw diet is more than just raw meat. Cats eat the entire prey, including:
💪 Muscle meat
🫀 All of the organs
🦴️ All of the bones, ligaments, cartilage
🩸 Blood
🪶Fur/feathers
🦶️Feet
So feeding a cat a proper raw diet requires a balance of meat, bones, and organs.

Feeding your cat a raw diet is more than just raw meat. Cats eat the entire prey, including:
💪 Muscle meat
🫀 All of the organs
🦴️ All of the bones, ligaments, cartilage
🩸 Blood
🪶Fur/feathers
🦶️Feet
So feeding a cat a proper raw diet requires a balance of meat, bones, and organs.

If the gut microbiome isn’t healthy, your dog is vulnerable to all kinds of health concerns. Improve your dog’s gut to p...
12/17/2021

If the gut microbiome isn’t healthy, your dog is vulnerable to all kinds of health concerns. Improve your dog’s gut to protect your dog.

If the gut microbiome isn’t healthy, your dog is vulnerable to all kinds of health concerns. Improve your dog’s gut to protect your dog.

Freeze-dried food is a great option if you're traveling over the holidays with your #RawFed pets. Freeze-dried diets by ...
12/15/2021
Pet Food: Frozen Raw vs Freeze-Dried Raw for Cats and Dogs

Freeze-dried food is a great option if you're traveling over the holidays with your #RawFed pets. Freeze-dried diets by #StevesRealFood use the same great formulas as the frozen foods, the only difference is the use of a cold freeze-dry process to remove the moisture. Click the link to learn more https://bit.ly/2T6pFeR

Feeding our pets the healthy diet they deserve is now easier than ever before. Call Steve's Real Food for freeze-dried raw food for cats and dogs.

⚠️ Avoid these dangerous rawhides that can cause intestinal blockages, poisoning from chemical residue, and choking. ✨In...
12/13/2021

⚠️ Avoid these dangerous rawhides that can cause intestinal blockages, poisoning from chemical residue, and choking. ✨Instead, opt for raw treats such as dehydrated fish skins, tripe, or Himalayan cheese chews!

⚠️ Avoid these dangerous rawhides that can cause intestinal blockages, poisoning from chemical residue, and choking. ✨Instead, opt for raw treats such as dehydrated fish skins, tripe, or Himalayan cheese chews!

🐶🦷️ A consistent raw diet and a meaty bone once a week can do wonders to keep your dog's dental hygiene in great shape!
12/10/2021

🐶🦷️ A consistent raw diet and a meaty bone once a week can do wonders to keep your dog's dental hygiene in great shape!

🐶🦷️ A consistent raw diet and a meaty bone once a week can do wonders to keep your dog's dental hygiene in great shape!

12/08/2021

It's holiday party time for the staff at The Woof! We will be closed on Thursday, 11/09 from 1 - 3pm to enjoy food and drinks, and celebrate the year.

12/08/2021

It's holiday party time for the staff at The Woof! We will be closed on Thursday, 11/09 from 1 - 3pm to enjoy food and drinks, and celebrate the year.

🎁🐶 Feeding healthy, raw foods is the best gift you can give to help your pets thrive all year long
12/06/2021

🎁🐶 Feeding healthy, raw foods is the best gift you can give to help your pets thrive all year long

🎁🐶 Feeding healthy, raw foods is the best gift you can give to help your pets thrive all year long

12/04/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

12/04/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

12/03/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

12/03/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

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12/03/2021

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12/02/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

12/02/2021

Pajamarama will take place on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Pajama-wearing shoppers will be rewarded with discounts at participating local businesses between 8:00am – 11:00am.

The Woof will have an extra hour extension so the fun goes on until 12 Noon. Deep discounts include 20% off everything in the store from 8am to 12pm!

Find unique holiday gifts, pet wear and toys - shop til you drop!

Public safety is our highest priority. Shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Dogs have fangs for grabbing and puncturing, incisors for nibbling, premolars for tearing, and molars for crushing bone....
12/01/2021

Dogs have fangs for grabbing and puncturing, incisors for nibbling, premolars for tearing, and molars for crushing bone. Unlike herbivores which only have molars that are used for grinding food and mashing grasses.

Dogs have fangs for grabbing and puncturing, incisors for nibbling, premolars for tearing, and molars for crushing bone. Unlike herbivores which only have molars that are used for grinding food and mashing grasses.

Can't afford to feed 100% raw or want to boost your bowl? Try these frozen goat milk products packed full of carefully c...
11/29/2021

Can't afford to feed 100% raw or want to boost your bowl? Try these frozen goat milk products packed full of carefully chosen superfoods that are designed to support healthy body systems. Just top your pet's current diet with Enhance and you'll be feeding real, raw, whole foods without having to change their diet completely. Need help with Allergies? Inflammation? Pain? Immunity? Digestion? Detoxing? There is a Steve’s Real Food Enhance product for you!

Can't afford to feed 100% raw or want to boost your bowl? Try these frozen goat milk products packed full of carefully chosen superfoods that are designed to support healthy body systems. Just top your pet's current diet with Enhance and you'll be feeding real, raw, whole foods without having to change their diet completely. Need help with Allergies? Inflammation? Pain? Immunity? Digestion? Detoxing? There is a Steve’s Real Food Enhance product for you!

🐾 🤲 The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing with family and friends (both human and furry). While you're out...
11/26/2021

🐾 🤲 The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing with family and friends (both human and furry). While you're out shopping, consider taking the time to spread good cheer by supporting organizations dedicated to helping pets such as rescues and shelters.

🐾 🤲 The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing with family and friends (both human and furry). While you're out shopping, consider taking the time to spread good cheer by supporting organizations dedicated to helping pets such as rescues and shelters.

11/25/2021

🐾 Feed the life-enhancing benefits of raw with Instinct Raw Longevity. ✨$5 OFF✨ all Raw Longevity bags of frozen Raw Bites, Freeze-Dried Raw Meals, and 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blends now through November 30th.

These enhanced raw recipes are backed by science and support heart, immune, gut and skin & coat health and are protein packed with a rainbow 🌈 of vegetables and fruits to provide key nutrients pets needs to stay healthy. 🥦🍎

11/25/2021

🐾 Feed the life-enhancing benefits of raw with Instinct Raw Longevity. ✨$5 OFF✨ all Raw Longevity bags of frozen Raw Bites, Freeze-Dried Raw Meals, and 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blends now through November 30th.

These enhanced raw recipes are backed by science and support heart, immune, gut and skin & coat health and are protein packed with a rainbow 🌈 of vegetables and fruits to provide key nutrients pets needs to stay healthy. 🥦🍎

Cats included
11/24/2021

Cats included

Cats included

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed...
11/24/2021

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open Friday. Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us - we are well stocked and can't wait to see you!

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open Friday. Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us - we are well stocked and can't wait to see you!

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed...
11/24/2021

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open Friday. Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us - we are well stocked and can't wait to see you!

We want to wish everyone a great and safe holiday shared with friends and family! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will re-open Friday. Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us - we are well stocked and can't wait to see you!

Address

6960 Maple Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC
20012

One block east of the Takoma station on the red line.

General information

We have Maryland and the Nation's 1st Benefit Corporation with the opening of our Arts District Hyattsville location and all The Big Bad Woof stores are Certified Green America Gold Members.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

+12022912404

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We specialize in holistic and raw food diets, herbal and natural supplements, and supplies sourced from local, North American and Fair Trade companies. We also have a local delivery service that delivers all over the District and in select areas of PG and Montgomery Counties. Good food is whole food free of by-products, fillers and from a natural wholesome environment, like small local farms whose practices embody sustainability and bio-diversity. Small local farms feed their communities and fuel local economies. Good whole foods = economic health and vibrancy.

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Many happy returns of the day Pennye!🐶🐱🎂🎁🎊🎉
As part of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event, Z Family Law wants to help raise funds for the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD and bring awareness of your legal rights for your furbabies. Courtnie & Amanda, Z Family Law Attorneys, discuss domestic violence and keeping you and your pets safe. Join us in supporting the last two days of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser. Purchase anything from The Big Bad Woof, who will donate 15% of the profits to the Montgomery County Humane Society. (And Z Family Law will match it, up to $2500.) https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/ 🔹OR🔹 Donate directly to the humane society and email your receipt to [email protected], and Z Family Law will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift card to The Big Bad Woof. https://www.mchumane.org/donate/
Meet Roxie, an 8-month Coonhound, Black and Tan/Mix Roxie is an adorable and highly energetic young girl who is searching for her forever home. She is a very vocal girl with a loud "Hound" bark, so my next adopter has to consider that if you live in an apartment. She does enjoy the company of other dogs as long as they can tolerate my puppy energy. She would do best in a home with dog-savvy children of all ages. If she sounds like an excellent fit for your home, please fill out an application. https://buff.ly/3Aiav7s Z Family is partnering with the Big Bad Woof and the Montgomery County Humane Society for the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event to help the Montgomery County Humane Society. To learn more, go to https://buff.ly/3jDc6Op Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD The Big Bad Woof
As part of the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser Event, Z Family Law wants to help raise funds for the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., Rockville, MD and wants to educate on your legal rights for pet custody. Courtnie & Christy, two of the attorneys at Z Family Law, answer the common questions about pet custody. Join us in supporting the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser. Purchase anything from The Big Bad Woof, who will donate 15% of the profits to the Montgomery County Humane Society. (And Z Family Law will match it, up to $2500.) https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/ OR Donate directly to the humane society and email your receipt to [email protected], and Z Family Law will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift card to The Big Bad Woof. https://www.mchumane.org/donate/
Exciting update to the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser! The Big Bad Woof is now donating 15% of ALL sales to MCHS! Just enter promo code “zfamily” to receive a discount and free shipping, all while helping animals in need. 🥰 https://www.thebigbadwoof.com/products/shop/ Thanks, Z Family Law, LLC and The Big Bad Woof! #community #support #thankyou #adoptabledog #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #letsbehumanetogether
What better way to celebrate #NationalMuttDay than by participating in the Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser! Adoptable Sugar thinks it’s a great idea! Details in the link below. 🐶🎉 https://zfamilylaw.com/dog-days-of-summer/ Thanks, Z Family Law, LLC and The Big Bad Woof! #community #support #thankyou #adoptabledog #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #letsbehumanetogether
Nestled in Washington, D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood is a one-of-a-kind pet store. The Big Bad Woof merges green living ethics with pet supplies.
#McELoves Local Takoma Park Edition 💙 Takoma Park is home to a thriving, diverse community of educated working professionals. The community is dedicated to the upkeep of its trees and greenery and has a vibrant music and art scene. If you're looking for a small-town vibe with big city sophistication, you'll love Takoma Park! Have we convinced you to spend some time there? Check out our local recommendations: • Grab a coffee and breakfast treat from Spring Mill Bread Company or Lost Sock Roasters • Visit the Takoma Park Farmers Market, open all year round on Sundays from 10:00 • Walk around the city and enjoy the beautiful parks and architecture! • Shop around at Tabletop Takoma, Spice Suite, and The Big Bad Woof • Make an appointment to treat yourself at TheStillpoint Mindbody, Scissor & Comb Salon, or Georgies Barber • Dine and at one of the many delicious restaurants, like Republic, Olive Lounge & Grill, Mark's Kitchen, or ROSCOE'S Neapolitan Pizzeria • Toast to a wonderful day (and neighborhood) at Takoma Bev Co. or The Girl and The Vine What do you enjoy in Takoma Park?
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It's Welcome Wednesday! The BBB is happy to share that the following businesses have been approved for BBB Accreditation. Thank you for your dedication to promoting trust in the marketplace! The Big Bad Woof, Marabito Masonry LLC, Alexandria Audiology, Supreme Pool Service, SA Home Improvement, Inc., GH Contractors and Handyman Services, The DRAIN surgeon.
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