Local Business Spotlight - Love's Pets
Published on January 18, 2023
Megan's venture as the co-founder of Love's Pets, nestled in Agoura Hills, California, goes beyond a typical business pursuit; it's a heartfelt journey. The roots of Love's Pets were planted by Megan's father, Larry, 42 years ago. Playfully asserting that she was "born in the store," Megan's childhood, saturated with a deep affection for animals, paved the way for her official entry into the Love's Pet team at the age of 15. Fondly reminiscing, she shares, "I jest with our customers that I practically grew up in this store. After school, you'd always find me here, surrounded by animals. I've always had an unwavering passion for them."
What sets Megan's Pet Supply store apart? It's the essence of being a true mom-and-pop shop—a family business rooted in old-school values. Megan emphasizes the importance of personal connections, honesty, and passion. In a world where relationships often take a backseat, Megan and her dad remain dedicated to fostering genuine connections with their customers. Their store isn't just a business; it's a family. "We're a mom-and-pop shop. It's just us. We don't have any other employees,” Megan states, “We are very old school, and we talk to people. We have relationships with people. We're very passionate about it, and we're very honest. Our store is like family, really."
As a specialist in pet nutrition, Megan passionately shares insights with her customers. Armed with nutritionist books and lists of essential information, she educates pet owners on ingredient choices, the significance of real meat, and the impact of preservatives and synthetics. For Megan, it's about empowering pet parents with the knowledge to make informed decisions for their furry companions.
Megan's enthusiasm for Smack Pet Food is palpable. She commends the brand for its clean ingredients, organic produce, and the absence of unnecessary additives. "Other than the fact that it's just awesome. I mean everything about it. The ingredients are clean. The produce is organic. There's no synthetics in it. There's no extra junk that your animals don't need. And I love that it includes the secreting organs, too," Megan asserted.
Beyond the business perspective, Megan shares heartwarming stories of customer experiences with Smack Pet Food. From picky eaters to toothless senior dogs, Smack has proven versatile and is loved by pets. The variety and convenience it offers make it a staple for raw feeders, and Megan takes pride in recommending a product she uses for her own pets.
Megan Walsh's story stands as a testament to the power of family, passion, and genuine connections. Their pet supply store isn't just a business; it's a haven for pet enthusiasts seeking personalized advice and high-quality products. As Megan continues her journey in the pet industry, her dedication to enriching the lives of pets and their owners remains unwavering.
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