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Nicole - Store Manager
Do you have pets at home?
Yes, I have two pups at home. Snowy Dee is a deaf albino Staffordshire Terrier. She is 13 and is your average crabby old lady. We rescued her in 2007 and she has been a spoiled girl ever since. Her favorite hobbies include sleeping and eating. Hudson Lee is a Mini Doxie who I rescued from a slight puppy mill-type situation. He's 6 and is a mommy's boy which, unfortunately, means he is a very selective person. He loves to wear shirts and bow ties, being held is a favorite also. Hudson is a cuddler, he loves to be under blankets and snuggled up right next to you. Snow is more of an at arm's length cuddler. She wants you to pet her but on her terms and she does not like being smothered.
They both love being outside when it's warm and they will lay outside for hours if I would let them. They love all types of toys and treats and, depending on the type of things, they can stay occupied for a long time. I know that any type of water buffalo horn is a long lasting favorite, as well as the moose antlers we recently just got in. I use Cloud Star treats for most of their training or rewards and I switch up what we call their "nuh-night" treats - which are what they get when we get into bed.
Why did you want to work for The Pet Beastro?
I have generally always been in an animal/manager position. I have worked in retail for over ten years and customer service is the thing I love and I am good at. It has just been a major, major plus that I happened to fall into the animal industry. I love being able to work with our customers and find them the best food, supplement or treat. I take joy in hearing what someone got last time at my recommendation was a huge success.
What have you learned by working at The Pet Beastro?
I have learned so much - and am still learning! I have enjoyed learning about all the different types of supplements that do all the same things as pharmaceuticals but with so much less risk involved. I have a very sensitive dog and I worry about everything I give her. Here I do have too. Everything Jill has brought in is natural and safe and I can feel confident in selling these knowing that if I could use them with my pet you can use them with yours.
What is your favorite part of your job at The Pet Beastro?
I love growing and maintaining relationships with our customers and their animals. I love watching puppies grow up, hearing new and exciting stories from home and just getting to know each and every customers' stories and backgrounds. I love knowing my customers put their trust in us and they come back time and time again because of who we are and how we work as a company.
What is your favorite product at The Pet Beastro?
I think the Pet Releaf CBD oil is a miracle cure. It helps anxiety issues and pain issues in my household.
What is your advice or best tip for pet parents?
Your pet is family and every bit as dependent on you as a small child is. Treat them well.
It seems short and simple but in my time in the pet industry, I have seen a little bit of everything. One of the best parts about a place like The Pet Beastro is that our customers are coming in because they care. I have seen what happens when pet owners don't care and I am happy to work in a place that wants to help rid the planet of things that are harmful and hurtful.