Elk River Pet and Ranch (AKA  "Elk River Farm & Feed") has served Routt County and Steamboat Springs for over twenty years.

 

We have a huge selection of pet food and supplies, feed, ranch equipment, fish and so much more.

 

Local owners, Colby & Michelle Townsend go out of their way to provide good, old-fashioned and personalized service. Our dedicated staff provides customers with the knowledge and value you can trust.

 

There is no corporate-speak at Elk River Pet and Ranch. If you need something special or want some friendly advice, just ask.

 

We're here to help you!

The store opened in 1988, across the road from the current location, by Marty and Carol Doebek.  Current owner, Colby and Michelle Townsend, purchased the store in 1996 from Peter Nichols.  They purchased the land and built the building in 2000, where it is currently  located.

 

Elk River Pet and Ranch (AKA  "Elk River Farm & Feed") has served Routt County and Steamboat Springs for over twenty years.

 

We have a huge selection of pet food and supplies, feed, ranch equipment, fish and so much more.

 

Local owners, Michelle and Colby Townsend go out of their way to provide good, old-fashioned and personalized service. Our dedicated staff provides customers with the knowledge and value you can trust.

 

There is no corporate-speak at Elk River Pet and Ranch. If you need something special or want some friendly advice, just ask.

About Us

Our Team:

Elk River Pet and Ranch - Steamboat Springs, CO
They have a large ranch just south of Hayden where they have horses, chickens, cattle, pigs and a fairly large hay operation.  When not at the s

Colby and Michelle Townsend

Owners

Originally from northern Virginia, Colby and Michelle moved to Steamboat in 1993 after working at the Home Ranch during college summers and visiting Colby’s parents while on breaks.  They have a large ranch just south of Hayden where they have horses, chickens, cattle, pigs and a fairly large hay operation.  When not at the store, they enjoy horseback riding, motocross, fishing and anything with their two kids – Noah and Amber.

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Drew O’Donnell

Assistant Manager

Drew was born in Denver and has lived in Steamboat for 20 years now.  When he is not at the store, he enjoys hunting, fishing and building things.  Drew would love to help you with fencing questions, grass seed, fertilizer and herbicide questions also.  If you need a pet food question answered, Drew can help you with that, too.

 

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Elk River Pet and Ranch - Steamboat Springs, CO

Mitch Melander

 

Mitch grew up on a dairy farm in Washington State and has lived in Colorado since he was eighteen.  For years now, he has called Steamboat Springs his home.  He loves to train and ride horses and just be out in the open country.  Mitch is also working to become a firefighter with Steamboat Fire & Rescue.  He is a hard worker and with his farm background, brings a lot of animal knowledge to the store. He can help customers with just about anything!

 

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Bud Lafoe

 

Bud is from Mississippi and has lived in Steamboat since 2006.  He and his wife, Lynn, moved here to be with grandkids and live in this paradise we call Steamboat!  Bud, enjoys football, hiking, camping, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  He can help you with herbicides, grass seed and having farmed for 35 years – anything related!

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Jeremy Karchner

Aquatics-Small Animal Specialist

Jeremy is from State College, Pennsylvania and has lived in Colorado since 1998 and Steamboat Springs since 2009.  Hiking, camping, snowboarding, off- road jeep rides and aquarium maintenance are what you can find him doing when he is not at the store.  Jeremy, is our Aquatics Specialist and whether freshwater or saltwater, he is the guy to help you out.

 

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Samantha McKinley

 

Sam, is from St. Louis, Missouri.  She has lived in Steamboat since 2015.  In her time away from the store, she enjoys  horseback riding, hiking with her dog, yoga, fishing and skiing.  Sam loves to help dog and cat folks find good food selections for their picky eaters or that might have allergy issues.  She can also assist you with any of your equine questions.

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Natalie Wirth

 

Natalie is a Steamboat Springs native and lives just north of Steamboat in Clark, Colorado.  Natalie has been a 4-H member for many years and enjoys training her young horse, Atticus, riding horses and reading up on agriculture in her spare time.  Natalie is quite the sheep showman and would love to assist you with any of your 4-H sheep needs.

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Yogi

 

Yogi was born in Delta, Colorado and has lived in Steamboat and been at the store since 7 weeks of age.  So, if he acts like he owns the place, he thinks he does!  He loves begging at the bulk biscuit displays, harassing Mojo, making sure there are no mice in the straw shed or store, and just saying hello as people walk in the door.

 

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Mojo

 

Mojo was born in Craig, Colorado and has been the resident store kitty since he was 12 weeks old.  He has the most important duty of “mouse patrol” at the store and he does an amazing job!  In his spare time, he loves lounging on the front counter, the dog beds or in all the cat trees to make sure they are adequate to sell!  Sleeping is what he does for fun!

 

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