Our History

When Great Falls resident and avid animal lover, Linda Waitkus, bought the local dog spot in the Great Falls Center she set out to stock it with all the best holistic products on the market for dogs and cats. With the recent additions she has reached her goal!

She has just added Great Life, a brand many had to travel to Ashburn to buy, and a freezer full of raw food and bones and treats. Along with Honest Kitchen, these foods satisfy the carnivores with either frozen raw, dehydrated raw or holistic kibble coated with dehydrated raw and salmon oil.

Great Dogs of Great Falls is a headquarters location for many highly regarded national brands such as Innova, California Natural, EVO, Solid Gold, Merrick, Avoderm, Fromm, Orijen, Natural Balance and Wellness. Great Dogs has had great success with two more local brands, Verus and Annamaet. They are value priced for their exceptional quality and holistic ingredients. Dogs have voted yes by gobbling them down!

Don't let the name Great Dogs keep Cat lovers away. There are many of the same brands for cats plus many more such as Weruva and b.f.f. (best feline friends).

If there are any other needs out there, Linda will special order products falling into the standards she has set for the store. She will also help you select the right food for your particular dog based on breed, age, weight, health and special needs. She works closely with local Veterinarians to promote wellness in all Great Falls dogs. Thirty years in the retail business in high end department stores such as Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, and Woodward and Lothrop has taught Linda the importance of OUTSTANDING customer service and she aims to please. Samples flow freely and returns are always welcome.

For fun, Great Dogs also stocks a HUGE assortment of healthy treats, bones, chews and toys. Leashes, collars, harnesses, household products and gifts are plentiful.

The Great Dogs Grooming Salon is proud of the care they give to every dog. The staff truly loves the dogs and welcome dogs with special needs such as age and health. They use only the finest botanical products for the soaking bath, conditioner and blow drying. Linda takes special pride in grooming Golden Retrievers to look like show dogs. Her beautiful Golden, Soleil, an eight year old blond beauty was a show dog for many years and Linda learned the art of hand scissoring and blow drying the dogs.

Linda's greatest pride is the neighborhood atmosphere created by the wonderful clientele. She loves getting to know each and every client along with their human companion. Tasty treats given with hugs and kisses have dogs and puppies rushing in the front door. All dogs are welcome as well as the adventuresome cat. Linda would like to send out a special thank you to all her ambassadors talking up the store. She considers word of mouth the best advertising as she is committed to satisfying the needs of Great Falls and beyond.

So check out Great Dogs of Great Falls for yourself. The store hours have been expanded to accommodate the busy life of Great Falls residents. The store is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You will surely get a giggle out of the ever changing windows and delightful décor.

Contact us to learn more!