Posted : 7/28/2011 9:38:30 PM
Another thought - could you get with a local store that is farther away and see if they'll do a bulk rate (don't you have a whole group of beaglies? I can't imagine it takes long for a group of beagles to go through even a big bag of kibble) and deliver it. You'd pay more up front, and you'd have to store it, but you'd be set for a while.
Thanks everyone for all the advice!
I'd actually forgotten about Chicken Soup... I remember a few places around here used to sell it a few years back, although two of them are the ones that went out. Going to have to do some checking around for it now, because while I never fed it on a long term basis, they used to get it on/off when the brand first came out years ago, and I don't remember having any problems with it.
The only places I've found that you can do bulk orders from are in Manhattan, and last time I went that route the delivery expenses were a bit pricy. There is literally nothing here. Nada. We're probably the least dog friendly borough in all of NYC. Ugh :( What really irks me though, is that no stores are even selling bags larger than 15lbs, and that is what's killing me. The larger bags were always cheaper per pound.
ETA: Well, the stores in my area listed as selling Chicken Soup are in fact the ones that closed, but I just got a 35lb bag for $40 off Amazon, with free shipping That. Is very awesome. Really, thank you for that reminder - the price is unbeatable, it makes me MUCH happier than feeding either of the mid grade brands available here, and I just remembered that in '04, I used CS dry for my cat with renal disease and his condition improved dramatically :)