A Little Bit About Us

National Petland is an independent, family owned and operated pet store located in the beautiful historic district of Southport NC for 23 years!

Originally established by Marlene Radford in 1964 with 6 locations in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Kathi brought National Petland to Southport in 1986. Currently the store is operated by second generation owners Kathi Radford Lauer and Beth Radford. Kathi and her husband Mark decided to move back to beautiful Southport because they missed her family and the pet store. Beth returned to help Mom enjoy retirement and to work the store with Kathi and Mark.

TThe commitment to building trust and confidence within the community by providing quality goods and services utilizing over 47 years of pet knowledge and experience has always been our primary mission. We research all products offered thoroughly and work hard to provide the “best” at affordable prices.

Beth - "What About Nutrition?"

Beth is the “go to” for your pets nutritional needs. She constantly researches to find the right dietary and supplementary foods to accommodate your pets requirements. Ask Beth how you can maximize your pets quality of life.

Kathi - "Got Fish?"

Kathi’s passion is the fish room. Whether it is tank maintenance or new aquarium setups, she is in her element. Bring your water in for analysis and keep your marine world looking great.

Mark - "Put it Together?"

Mark is an integral part of keeping the store current and operating smoothly. If help is needed he is always available. Let him assemble your new pet cage to perfection!