MEET MATTHEW. At a young age, Matthew discovered he had a passion for any kind of living creature - mammals, birds, reptiles, & fish. He loved learning about animals and how to best meet their needs. His mother, Ann, will often tell stories of the endless vacation stops where Matthew insisted on inspecting local pet shops to examine their selection of animals, husbandry methods, and overall presentation. He would dream of how to run his own store one day. Growing up in California, Matthew had the opportunity to care for many animals. A House Gecko and Box Turtle were among his first pets. He also has kept a number of dogs, horses, aquatic turtles, fish, and a special Peachfaced Lovebird (of course named Peaches!) His love for animals has not faded. Just ask his wife, he still visits at least one local pet store at every vacation opportunity. It's his enthusiasm that pushes the store to strive to be the best, and it's his passion for animal care that encourages a twelve year-old to put down their smart phone and observe a clownfish hosting an anemone. With three dogs, a cat, two chameleons, two Uromastyx, an Eastern Collared Lizard, and aquatic turtles at home today - it's safe to say that Pets are Personal for Matthew!
MEET AMANDA. It's hard for her to remember a time when she wasn't crazy about animals. Every school report was likely about something furry or swimming. One of the first books Amanda remembers ever reading in detail was a non-fiction book about Orca Whales. It didn't take long for her family to recognize she was also obsessed with horses and Golden Retrievers. While most girls her age had posters of popular boy bands on the wall, she had posters of sea anemones, puppies, and whales. At the age of seven, she welcomed her first dream pet, Flame, a dark red Golden Retriever; living to be almost 17, he will always hold a special place in her heart and big part of her passion for pets and their veterinary care. After obtaining a degree in Biology, she married Matthew and they embarked on their adventure together in developing the store as you see it today. Determination to offer the highest quality pet products is greatly influenced by years of working for a local veterinarian; Amanda wants the best for your pet, because to her - Pets are Personal!