By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2008
Owners David and Sara Wilson and employees Haley and Ashlee show four animals that represent a small portion of the variety available at Pet Stop.
Family-owned Pet Stop in Owasso is the ultimate pet shop. And if you spend any time at all with storeowners David and Sara Wilson, you will know immediately just how much they love animals and the business they’re in. They seem to never stop smiling.
Originated in 1996, Pet Stop has grown by leaps and bounds in satisfying the needs of pets and their owners. They strive to provide the best pet selections, service and value in the area. “If you live outside Owasso,” says Sara, “we’ll make it worth your drive to visit us.” This is a big store with a small-town feel.
Pet Stop will be featuring specials in every department for the entire month of December. Specials will include comfort, food and treat items for just about any small pet. If you are looking for a pet for your family, the Wilsons encourage you to do your research on types and breeds well in advance of your purchase. According to Sara, “We like to educate our clients on the care and habits of the animal or breed they are considering and make sure that the pet and the family will be a good match.” Do your homework and try to avoid making an impulse decision on a pet. You need to know exactly what is going to be required to care for your pet, the time and energy it will require, and whether the pet you’re considering is low- or high-maintenance.
The Wilsons are genuine pet lovers and dedicated to helping patrons ensure the wellbeing of their pets. When you visit the Pet Stop store, you will feel welcome and comfortable. The knowledgeable staff will go out of their way to assist and provide you with information about any of their pets or breeds. But, be prepared to receive honest advice. If you’re considering a pet that they feel is not suited to your lifestyle or family profile, they will be honest with you.
Pet Stop owners Sara and David Wilson enjoy the opportunity to socialize a couple of puppies.
Pet Stop carries small and large birds, registered and designer puppy breeds, kittens, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, lizards, arachnids, frogs, toads, koi and pond comets, freshwater and saltwater fish, plants and all types of supplies for pet care and maintenance. They also have a great selection of starter kits for small animals, birds and reptiles and a huge variety of treats, toys, clothing, and other pet comforts.
Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Pet Stop will be open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They will also be open on Friday, the day after Christmas. For those who consider their pets to be their children, mark your calendars now for Santa Pictures Day, scheduled for Saturday, December 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds from this annual event go to local shelters and animal rescue foundations.
When you visit Pet Stop, be sure to ask to see the store’s mascot Diego, a one-year-old blue and gold macaw. And if you have kids, check online, call or stop by the store to find out about their party room and party packages that accommodate up to 12 children. Packages include a visit from a Pet Stop animal, an educational lecture about that pet, plus entertainment, games, and cleanup after the party. All you have to do is provide refreshments and a camera to record the event.
Sara and David hope you will pay a visit to Pet Stop when doing your holiday shopping and anytime during the year.
David Wilson shows off a beautiful Columbian Red-Tail Boa from Pet Stop’s reptile department.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.