Happy Easter! We will be closed Sunday, April 21, 2019.

About Us

'This is One Dog Loving Community!'

The Tailgait Market was created in 2010 with a vision of providing high-quality pet products that were not widely available in our area.  Our mission is to empower our pet owners with knowledge to make healthy choices for their companions.  We research and hand select every product in our store and are quick to discontinue products that no longer meet our standards.

Our excellent customer service is rooted in honesty and integrity and we are invested in helping our clients provide the best care for their furry family members.

Meet Our Team

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Andrea Demmons

Owner

Andrea went to the dogs a long, long time ago…

She grew up with a Golden Retriever, Basset Hound-Poodle mix, and Yorkshire Terriers.  As an adult, it has been all about Great Danes; Bentley, Gracie, Lakotah, Molly, Higgins, Thatcher, Olive, and currently Watson and Phoebe.  Raising, Training, and Showing dogs in both Obedience and Conformation introduced her to a wonderful community of very serious dog people.  People who are serious about loving, caring, learning, and sharing - all for the sake of dogs.  Through her journey, she has met great mentors, participated in many classes and seminars, experienced trials and successes, as well as trials and errors; all with great dogs at her side.

Professionally, it was all about food for Andrea! She earned her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University - Food Science, studied Post Baccalaureate Nutrition at Western Carolina University, and spent many years in the food industry.

Food and Dogs have been the drivers of her life, so feeding dogs well, to feel well, and be vibrant, healthy companions ultimately became The TailGait Market.  What better way to share dogs, knowledge, caring, and FUN?

Eat, Play, Love! 

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Carol Harris

Carol’s first word was “kitty!” From there, her future held many cats and many dogs – and at one time even the caretaker of a 501C for animals.  As her life continues, so does her pure love of animals and the pursuit of knowledge to improve their lives. Carol currently lives with twelve dogs and one cat!

Rachel Tondi

Rachel has always loved animals.  Her dad raised Collies when she as little and her need for dogs was born!  She is also a huge fan of cats and doesn’t mind their indifference.  As she says, “dogs make us better people and cats make us question everything!” Rachel currently lives with one dog and four cats!

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Ginger Boyd

Ginger was born and raised in North Carolina but finds herself lucky to reside in WNC! Growing up around Dobermans, Huskies, Labradors, and cats fostered her love for animals at a very young age. Her compassion for animals has continued over the years in volunteer rescue groups and ultimately earning her the label, ‘foster failure.’  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and spending 18 challenging years in the real estate world, she is thrilled to spend her days with furry friends!  She finds the community surrounding The Tailgait Market heartwarming (and educational!) and is ecstatic to share in the belly rubs, treats, and health of everyone’s beloved fur children!  Her roost is currently ruled by two German Shorthaired Pointers as well as two human kiddos. 

Come visit our pet supply store Asheville, NC specializing in quality food, treats, and supplies for cats and dogs.