Owners: Helen and Joe Goldblatt
Address: 4810 E. Ray Road, Suite 5
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
Phone number: (480) 785-9499
Q: Where are you from and what did you do before opening your business?
A: Joe is from Bronx, N.Y., and served more than 26 years in the Air Force. Helen is from Kansas City, Mo., and worked as a social worker.
Q: Why did you open your business in Ahwatukee Foothills?
A: Our love of dogs.
Q: How did you get the idea to open your business?
A: From a similar store in Kansas City. We thought it was a great idea and fun business to have.
Q: What type of merchandise/services do you sell?
A: We sell bakery items, food, collars, leashes, toys, chews and other treats, supplements, homeopathic remedies and other boutique items for both pets and their owners.
Q: What does your business offer that no one else does?
A: We provide quality customer care and individualized service to our customers.
Q: How have residents of the community responded to your business?
A: They’ve been great – love to bring their pets in for a look-see.
Q: What does your business have in store for the future?
A: We are constantly looking for new foods and are increasing our raw food selections and homeopathic remedies.
Q: Anything else you want the community to know about you or your business?
A: We have been at this location for 11 years. We support many animal/pet-related non-profit groups. Vaccination clinics are now held every other Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.