About Us

Located in Crown Point, IN, Woof Life is a pet boutique specializing in nutritious food and healthy products for dogs and cats.   With over 15 furry family members among our staff, we have first-hand experience with a multitude of pet wellness needs, behavioral and medical issues, and special dietary requirements.  We’re here do all that we can to help your pet family lead long and happy lives. 

Leslie Cook, Owner

Inspired by the need to provide quality, healthy food for her new puppy, Hemi, Leslie Cook founded Woof Life in Crown Point, Indiana and dedicated her future to promoting and facilitating pet health and wellness.  Because of the special diet she fed her dog, he was not affected by the melamine tainted pet food recall in 2008 but thousands of other animals were not as fortunate.  This has fueled Leslie’s passion for keeping pets healthy.  As a pet parent to nine beautiful furry children, Leslie believes that access to high quality food and the latest information on pet nutrition and wellness are essential to helping all pets lead long and healthy lives.

Ashlee Straka, Manager & Nutrition Expert
Ashlee is a born animal lover -- having grown up with multiple dogs and even a pet cow named Norman.  Ashlee brings to Woof Life over 15 years of retail experience as well as the wisdom she continues to gain as the mom to four rescue dogs.  Ashlee has been certified as a product expert by multiple manufacturers of healthy pet food.  This has fully prepared her to answer your questions and assist you with choosing the optimal diet and supplemental products that will help your pets live longer.

Gina Betz -Nutrition Expert
Gina brings a wealth of information gained through her 20+ years in the pet industry and her experience as the mom of a dog with allergies.  She believes in the power of nutritional food and natural supplements to help pets flourish rather than just exist. Gina continues to stay current on all things pet-related through online courses, seminars, and collaboration with integrative/holistic veterinarians.