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North Carolina Pet Pro Turns to His Family and Furballs to Find Peace Amongst the Chaos

Laura, Caleb, Emma, Sophie, Bella, Daisy, Bailey and Luna all play a part.





ERIC MACK Purrrfect Bark, Columbus, NC

A NEW ALL-NATURAL pet food or treat hits the market almost daily it seems. How does a purveyor of such products stay sane while also keeping up? Eric Mack, owner of Purrrfect Bark, spends time with his family: wife Jayme, mom Laura, kids Caleb and Emma, and dogs Sophie, Bella, Daisy and Bailey. Store cat Luna serves as his calming presence at the office.


This article originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of PETS+.

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