With so many different pet foods and supplies on the market it can be tricky finding the right one for your pet. Many of us opt for brands we know without really understanding what’s in the food, and finding knowledgeable pet-savvy staff at grocery stores isn’t always possible so we don’t get the answers we need about what’s right for our animals. That’s why Mark Bickley decided to open up Mark’s Pet Stop on Commercial Drive.
“I used to live just on 4th and when I used to jog through the neighbourhood with my dog it would be alive with animals—people walking their dogs, cats crossing our path—so I knew the area was full of animals,” Mark explains. “When I had to buy my dog high quality food, I’d have to drive somewhere to get it and a lot of people in this neighbourhood don’t drive. So I thought, where are they getting their food?”
Mark expanded his own knowledge through talking to small pet shop owners and opened up to provide that one-on-one experience and help educate people about their pets.
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By Lexie N
September 20, 2016
Mark is an angel! He always has what I need, and if he's out of it, or doesn't have it, he'll probably order it in for you! He's extremely knowledged with the health benefits of all the products he sells and we help you find the pet food suited to you and your pets needs.
When I first was in Mark's Pet Stop I wasn't sure that I would find a single thing I needed, because it seemed as if there were mountains of products to choose from.
I was pleasantly surprised to meet a knowledgeable and friendly professional who not only answered any and ALL of my questions about our dog - Lucy, but also provided a personal list of other professionals who I needed for various other things - dog grooming and pet care while we are away.
Not only does this one-man show know his merchandise and how it works, but he is conscience of what the ingredients are and what effects they may have on your pet as well as the best and most effective ways to use those products to get the most benefit from them!
What a treat to experience a business owner who takes the time to give pet owners valuable information in an easy to understand way.
I have been a devoted customer now for almost two years and have no intention of gong anywhere else!
Mark's Pet Stop - Go today! For ALL your Dog and Cat Needs!