Mid Columbia Economic Development District strives to promote the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
MCEDD is organized as a government non-profit in Oregon as an ORS-190 and in Washington through RCW 39.34.010.
March 26, 2019 – Dog River Pet Supplies, a local independent store, opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2019, with the intention to bring raw and natural pet foods, holistic remedies and expert nutrition advice to Hood River pets and their owners. Molly Lewis and Sean Kelly, owners of the store, were able to open the doors with the help of a loan through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board (a fund staffed by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District). The couple created a warm and welcoming space through a great deal of hard work, including lovingly refinishing the beautiful 1902 fir floors in the building.
Pet owners can sip a cup of tea while learning helpful information about natural nutrition for dogs and cats, herbal remedies for common ailments, training tips and techniques, or suggestions for the most durable toys for determined chewers.
Molly and Sean open Dog River Pet SuppliesDog River Pet Supplies stocked shelves1118 12th Street, Hood RiverDog friends are welcome!Enjoy a cup of tea at Dog River
Molly’s knowledge of nutrition and natural medicine is
derived from 10 years in the pet health industry, both in natural pet supplies
and in holistic veterinary services. She has studiously absorbed valuable
information from her mentors and she has taken seminars and attended
conferences focused on natural medicine, raw feeding, and animal psychology.
She believes there are a few very simple things you can do to ensure that your
pet stays free of disease and lives joyfully, without pain or suffering, for
many many long beautiful years.
Sean adds a calming presence to the store atmosphere, with
his genial demeanor and his background in non-violence and martial arts. He too
has worked in the pet supply industry, and has solid knowledge about natural
foods, whole food supplements, and all of those yummy aforementioned treats.
He’s also the guy behind the special orders, so if there is something you are
looking for but don’t see, ask Sean! He’ll probably say, “We can get that for
you by Wednesday next week!”
Dog River Pet Supplies focuses on a “customer first” philosophy that offers quality pet foods and supplies, researched personal advice, loyalty programs, and easy returns.
You can find Dog
River Pet Supplies on Instagram @dogriverpetsupplies, or on Facebook, but
better yet, stop by the store for tea and a pleasant conversation. Located at:
1118 12th Street, across the street from Pine Street Bakery, on The Heights in
Hood River. Phone number: (541) 490-0646. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm;
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.
The MCEDD Loan Program is available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia Area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy.
December 19, 2018 – After graduating from Pacific University with a PhD in clinical psychology, Dr. Lauren Justice set her eyes on beginning her long-time dream of opening a private practice in Hood River. With the help of a loan through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board (a fund staffed by MCEDD) for this start-up, Dr. Justice was able to open her doors to individuals and couples in October 2018. As a Psychologist Resident, Dr. Justice is currently working toward her independent licensure under the supervision of Dr. Mark Burton, a clinical psychologist in the Portland, OR area with over 25 years of experience. Over the course of her training, she gained experience that has equipped her to work with a wide range of client needs. Dr. Justice has previously worked as a clinical supervisor, behavioral health coordinator, yoga therapist, and counselor in primary care settings, non-profit community mental health clinics, integrative medicine clinics, and university counseling. She now brings that range of experience to the individuals and couples that walk through her door at her office on 501 Portway Avenue in Hood River, OR.
Justice strives to help her clients resolve problems in their mind, body,
relationships, and lifestyle. She will work with individuals to improve their
understanding of the source of their distress and refocus on what they value
most. Depending on a client’s preference, therapy with Dr. Justice may draw
from traditional treatment approaches or it may utilize yoga therapy and
mindfulness techniques. Dr. Justice enjoys guiding individuals and couples
interested in finding the best way to overcome difficult relationship patterns,
health-related problems, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her mind-body
approach, along with her background as a published yoga researcher and
behavioral health specialist, can help clients get back on track toward
improved health and wellness.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Justice stays active as a certified yoga instructor and researcher. She has published, presented, and continues to conduct research promoting the use of yoga as a mental health practice. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, as well as other journals addressing yoga practice, physical therapy and alternative medicine. She has also presented on these topics at professional conferences for the American Public Health Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapist’s annual Symposium on Yoga Research. Dr. Justice currently teaches yoga classes that explore yoga philosophy and mental wellness at Trinity Natural Medicine in Hood River. When Dr. Justice is not focusing on her professional passions, she can be found on Northwest trails with her husband and their dog, Rhubarb. As a native Oregonian, She feels fortunate to make a home and grow her business in an area and community that helped to shape her.
Dr. Justice’s professional office is located at 501 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR. More information about Lauren Justice, PhD is available on her website at www.laurenjusticephd.com.