Hi! My name is Clover. I moved to Fort St John in 1980 and attended school at Bert Bowes and then the old North Peace High School.
Growing up we had cats and dogs, nothing exotic. I remember my parents talking about getting a ferret when I was young. I had no idea what a ferret was as we had no pet store in the small town, I grew up in. When we went to the BIG city (Vernon BC) we would sometimes go to a pet store and I remember looking at the row of tropical fish thinking “Boring”. Ohhh! how things change.
When my son was about 5-year-old, I bought him a newt and a totally inappropriate habitat. The Newt didn’t make it. Next purchase was a 30-gallon aquarium and lots of internet research. I continued to make mistakes with my fish keeping but eventually it all clicked. I had always wanted to have my own business and approached Friendly Pets in 2005 with an offer to buy. And here we are now, in a beautiful new location with a fully stocked and bright clean store.
I am proud of my store and I think the store has exceptional staff. My staff is very important to me and they truly make the store what it is today.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you can come down to the store and see what we are all about.