Chip Sammons founded the Holistic Pet Center in Clackamas, Oregon in 1988. The Holistic Pet Center, also known as "The Health Food Store for Pets," seeks to provide healthy alternatives that support the immune system of dogs and cats.
Chip continues to contribute to the community in his sharing of research, magazine and journal articles, and news items on the store's weekly radio program, Pet Nutrition and News with Chip Sammons.
- "Small Business of the Year" for "business success and contributions to the community" by North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
- "Specialty Store of the Year" in 2000
- "Holistic Pet Business of the Year" in 2006 and 2009
- Named "One of Oregon's 50 Great Leaders" by Oregon Business Magazine