Howl to the Chief is a full service pet food retail store located in historic Barracks Row in Washington, DC.   They specialize in natural and holistic pet food, raw dog and cat food, small animal food, accessories, and treats made in the USA.  They also offer professional dog walking services, pet sitting, a full service grooming salon, along with three dog wash bays for those who prefer to do it themselves.

Dog rescue is another major part of this business.  They sponsor events every weekend with Rural Dog Rescue to help find homeless cats and dogs good homes.  Rural Dog Rescue was founded by Howl to the Chief’s owner, Kim Hawkins, and they are committed to saving the lives of dogs in high kill rural shelters.  Volunteers and fosters are always needed, so if you are interested in helping save the lives of these animals, please visit to find out how you can help.  Otherwise, stop by the retail store to say hello, and keep in mind, a portion of select items helps to offset the cost of this rescue organization.



733 8th St SE

Washington, DC 20003


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Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm