Passion for Animals,
Good Service and Our Business
At the age of eight living next to the Lake Oswego Hunt Club, I knew animals were always going to be part of my life, especially horses. Coming from a large family I knew if I wanted to take riding lessons or some day own a horse I needed to come up with a plan to help pay for my passion.
My first job was “hot walking” polo ponies in between chukkers for polo players in the late sixties for 50 cents a horse. Once I mastered walking four horses at a time I knew I had become a “professional”.
After graduation from Portland State University I knew early on I wanted to someday own my own business. Working in the corporate world of sales I enjoyed selling and meeting all the wonderful people in my travels. The only missing link was how could I incorporate my love for animals?
Opportunity came knocking. My veterinarian mentioned he was going to sell his building on Stafford Road and relocate his business to a larger facility. After two years of research and planning AJ’s Stafford Feed & Pet Supplies we were so excited to finally open our doors on May 17, 2001.
In 2021 we celebrated our twenty-year anniversary. Building a business from the ground up, using every dime including the ones I found on the street, lifting bags of grain until I could not possibility lift another has brought me to a very special place. A place where I can talk about horses, what organic feed is best for your baby chicks, birdseed varieties and recommend what product to use on your dog that just received a direct hit from the neighborhood skunk.
I am in a place that I love. I am grateful for the support of family, kindness of friends and to my customers who truly inspire me to offer the best product lines and services, and be a valued member of our wonderful community.
My family and I look forward to meeting you at AJ’s.
Linda Arakelian-Dorie, Owner
Our favorite quote
The Man in the Arena
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errors and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory or defeat.”
22525 SW Stafford Road
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Look for our sign at
SW Stafford Rd. & SW Schatz Rd.
Mon.-Thurs. 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri.-Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM