I for one, along with Whippet Boy will be lining up to meet this wonderful man who has devoted his life to animal care and welfare.
For those of you who don't know, Petstock is a Ballarat based success story, with its national head office located near Stockland in Wendouree.
Petstock, not only offers many fabulous products for your pets. Their friendly staff are devoted to animal care and welfare and their service is invariably helpful, friendly and obliging. They even carry heavy and bulky items to my car and load it into the boot for me.
Some remember Whippet Boy on his very first visit.
I love Petstock's devotion to employing both senior and junior pet lovers amongst its staff. It is great to see young employees being mentored and guided by staff skilled in genuine customer service. I have witnessed them growing in skills, confidence and a high level of knowledge of stock, on the job. Nothing is too much trouble and they genuinely enjoy my being accompanied by Whippet Boy. I only wish thier model of staff training, professional development and retention, was replicated in more stores in Ballarat. The community would enjoy plain old fashioned exemplary customer service as the norm!
I would personally say that the Petstock team are second to none in Ballarat. They have fitted Whippet Boy with doggie essentiials, such as coats, seat belts, trimmed his nails from time to time, got products in especially for my chickens and supported my care of my aging and very arthritic Moggy, up until his recent death, aged 19!
I just wish Petstock had a coffee shop, so Whippet Boy and I could indulge in an indoor coffee and treat together, instead of always having to freeze outside in the cold at non pet accessible indoor venues. We'd be regulars for sure, as would other people who enjoy dining out and meeting other pets and their humans in comfort!
I frequented a boutique pet store and cafe in London and it was one of the coolest spots to hang out and meet interesting local people and lovely dogs. If only we had more receptive health regulations that made allowances for well socialised pets to dine with us, as more flexible regulations permit in Europe and America!
At least side walk cafes give us a little more leeway to enjoy our pets these days in Australia. I guess that is a start!
Petstock does host excellent web pages on pet care!
Information here is clear and ideal for children wanting to know more about care of their pets!
Come along and meet Dr Harry today, you may even meet Whippet Boy, wearing his special London dog collar, purchased for VERY special occasions.
Maybe he will help Whippet Boy and I lobby for cafe's within their stores that are pet friendly!
Watch this blog to see if Dr Harry meets Whippet Boy!