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How it all started

After 15 years in the software industry, I was done. Sure the money was great, but it no longer provided me with the satisfaction I was looking for and the passion for software was gone! I spent too many days traveling, away from my husband and four legged kids. I knew I loved animals and I enjoyed helping a local animal shelter as well as a rescue organization. My husband and I started taking in foster dogs and found it very rewarding and even talked about the idea of opening an animal shelter of our own, but we did not have the property nor the funds to open a shelter. As I spent more time volunteering for the animals and more time with my own animals, I just knew I wanted to do something that would involve animals and that would be of benefit.

I also felt I needed to share the success I had with my own pets through the use of natural pet foods, supplements and chiropractic treatment. Maverick, our mellow 11 year old lab, has had arthritis from an injury he sustained over 7 years, and Madeline, our three year old wild child, had ACL surgery and a diagnosis of hepatitis all before her third birthday. Both dogs had suffered from chronic ear infections and allergies that were caused by the foods they ate and the environment. We are also proud parents of a cat named Oreo that celebrated his 20th birthday this year and is still happy and purring. He has lost most of his hearing and sight but gets around just fine.

I explored various pet businesses with my husband, but wanted to find the right one that would allow us to share the success we had with our own pets, be a resource to the community on pet nutrition and care and create awareness for local and world wide animal organizations.

That is when the idea of a retail store came about. In bouncing around ideas with my husband, many family members and friends, Nature’s Feed was born to include additional four legged family members in the community including horses and small animals. We look forward to meeting your family (both human and furry) and would like the opportunity to be your trusted resource for all your pet’s nutritional needs.

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Meet Our Team

Anne Eckardt

Store Manager
Hi! I have lived in Spring Grove with my husband and 2 sons for 16 years. We also have a shelter dog named Riley (girl FYI). We moved up here where Karl is from and enjoy the great community. I have been part of the Chamber and Cub Scouts organizations over the years and am excited to be with the team at Nature’s Feed! I have had many pets over the years and have been a customer at the store before I started so I know how important the knowledge that the staff can give customers is! I have been in retail management for the last 6 years and before that was in the building industry. I’m excited to help your pets stay happy and healthy!

Kim Burr-Gor

Store Associate
I started Nature’s Feed in March 2017 as a Store Associate. I currently have 2 dog, Mocha and Tony and 2 cats Princess and Diablo. I also foster for Tiny Paws out of Union Grove, WI. I live in Salem, WI with my husband and our 2 children. We have 6 children between the both of us. I love learning how food and natural products help animals. I’m so glad that my Aunt Judy told me about this amazing store. I love our customers and meeting their furry kids.

Rich Adamek

Store Associate
My two passions are photography and animal behavior! It’s amazing to get a chance to spend time with animals every day! My wife, Kate, and I have 2 cats and a dog. This year, we will be adding another pup to our crew. Our son and future hiking buddy is due in October and we could not be more excited! I hope to learn, and in turn, teach as much as I can to my son and help him understand the world around him.

Mitch Domenella

Warehouse Associate
Hi! I work in the warehouse checking in food off the delivery trucks. I also stock the shelves and try to make everything look pretty. I have 2 dogs. They are Boston Terriers named Marty and Zoey. My favorite part of coming to work is seeing the adorable doggies and getting slobbery kisses from them.

Brendan Lambrechts

Warehouse Associate

Hello! My name is Brendan and I work in the warehouse, but you can also catch me stocking and visiting the animals up front. I currently own a dog and 2 cats. My cat Gibson is one of my best friends and my companion. My hobbies are fishing, skating, music, and spending time with friends and family. I'm excited to meet our customers and their pups!

Jennifer Downey

Store Associate
Hello! I started working at Nature's Feed in February of 2020 as a Store Associate. One of my favorite parts of working at Nature's Feed, aside from being smothered in dog kisses, is creating some of the promotional graphics on the website. In my personal time I enjoy going to concerts. My fur buddy is 10 year old Bear. He enjoys lunging on the back deck and soaking up the sun but he loves the snow even more.

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We love of all of our local customers from Spring Grove and nearby areas including Solon MillsFox LakeRichmondRound Lake BeachWonder LakeAntiochHebronJohnsburg, Twin LakesMcHenryand more! 

Come visit our pet feed and supply store in Spring Grove, IL specializing in quality food, treats, and supplies for cats, dogs, horses, and small pets.