Linda is the Owner of Best Pets. She began in the pet industry in 1978. She started all of our salt water tanks and maintained them for many years. Linda has hand-fed many baby birds, including baby Parakeets and even baby Macaws! She has had ALL sorts of animals… rats, sugar gliders, birds, cats, and dogs, lending her an extensive knowledge of animals. Her two white Boxers (Casper and Noway) were well known in the store for years. Now she’s got two Boston Terriers, One-Eyed Judy and Kay-Tee, and a few breeding Guinea Pigs.
Steve, the Store Manager, has been in the pet industry since 1972; you can say he knows his stuff. If you’ve got questions – he’s got answers (or at least suggestions). At home, he has a beautiful Boxer named Georgie, an old Amazon Parrot, Joe, two cats, and lots of wild birds that he feeds.
Kate came back to Best Pets in September 2014, after a two-year hiatus. She assists Steve in the ordering and processing of orders. She also prices most of the merchandise and is responsible for updating the store’s Facebook page and website. At home she loves to spend time with her Ibizan Hound/Chihuahua mix, Eddie, and her black cat, Jedi.
Sam started working at Best Pets in January, 2014. He helps put away the heavy merchandise on shipment days. In addition, he answers the numerous small animal questions that our customers have and helps people with small animal set-ups. If you are interested in a small animal, Sam’s your man! At home he has an English Bulldog (Tucker), a hairless rat (Jules) and a regular rat (Twitch) that are all very active and happy.
Lacey started working at Best Pets in July 2014. She cares for the store’s reptiles, as well as answers the many reptile questions that customers have. She is especially knowledgeable when it comes to snakes. When she’s not at work, you can find her spending time with her dog, Morrow, her cats, Jack and Tiki, her cockatiels, Moonie and Star, numerous crested geckos, and her many snakes.
Terri started working at Best Pets in April 2015, working part-time. Now here full-time, she works hard to maintain our Aquatics Department. If you need fish, Terri will gladly help you! At home, she has eight parakeets (some of which are breeding pairs), two dogs (Chestnut and Burgundy) and a 90 gallon aquarium, full of African Cichlids.
In early December, we welcomed Sue to our Best Pets team. Sue is here several days a week, busily shelving merchandise and letting customers know when their special order is in. She also does the weekly drawings for our Yellow Key Tag winners! Sue has had several different kind of pets over the years, including dogs, birds, Red Ear Sliders, Angel Fish, and always hamsters. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs (Tucker and Echo), her Sun Conure (Lincoln), and her seven grandchildren.
Nick is our newest employee, starting in late January 2016. You can find him hard at work cleaning animal cages, sweeping and mopping the store, and working in the fish room. Nick specializes in salt water fish tanks, although he admits he is always learning! At home he has a 90 Gallon salt water tank, a 45 Gallon salt water tank for his Puffer fish, and a 20 Gallon Guppy tank. He also has 12 rats that he loves to hang out with. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his animals and learning all he can. He is also a huge motorcycle enthusiast!