You may have heard the news, but in case you didn't... Barks 5th Ave has NEW OWNERS! This is a locally owned pet store close to Westnedge Hill, and we got to interview the new owners!
Here is what new owners Luke & Marissa have to share!
" Here at Bark’s 5th Avenue we are a team of dedicated animal care professionals who strive everyday to educate, assist, and grow with our local pets and their people. We offer a wide selection of food, toys, treats, supplements, and supplies for dogs and cats in the Kalamazoo area. Our team consists of five industry veterans and one grooming apprentice, all working together to offer top-tier products and grooming services to ensure long, happy, healthy lives for all the four leggeds who come through our door". Full time groomers, Brittany and Jennie, spend their days beautifying pups and easing skin and coat issues, while our front of house team, Jo, Marissa, and Luke, assist customers with finding the right foods and supplies for their furry loved ones. Marissa and Luke took over the store from founder, Deb Watson, at the beginning of May this year. The pair come to Bark’s with a long history of animal care that began when they met at a daycare and boarding facility in Chicago, IL as they were finishing up their respective degrees. From there the two crisscrossed the nation for a few years, essentially putting themselves back through school as they learned about animal nutrition, training, enrichment, rescue, and grooming from the various organizations they worked for. Since taking over the store, the pair have worked tirelessly to modernize and update the inside, while maintaining and expanding upon the high quality products Bark’s has always provided. Stop in today to check out all the changes and get a treat for the four legged in your life!
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