Monday, May 8, 2017

Pets West -2017 AWIEB Retail Award Nominee

2017 NOMINEE (Western)

Pets West
Victoria, BC
Lisa Nitkin
Nominated by:  Avafina Pet Products

Promoting responsible pet ownership in the store and community.
- Education and local events for awareness

- Many of their staff have been a part of Pets West for 10, 15 and even over 20 years. They do extensive staff training and it shows when you see them talking to customers. They are an all around great store.

Supporting pets in the community.
- Have cats or kittens for adoption that have come from the Victoria Humane Society, Catnap cat adoption, Dee's Orphan Fund, Cat's Cradle, the CRD Pound. 

- Provide adoption services for other pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, birds, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and anyone else that we can accommodate to help find a home.

Some of the charities they have worked with in the last 2 years:

Victoria Pet Food Bank
VIDFA (Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers Association)
CNIB auction
Parrot Refuge
Dog Bless
Cruisin’ for Change (SPCA)
Angels Under Our Wings
How to find a Puppy
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
Raincoast Animal Shelter
Dee’s Orphan Kitten Fund
NOSA – North Saanich Dog Obedience Training Club)
Victoria Humane Society
Vets For Pets
Cats Cradle
MS Society of Canada
BC and Alberta Guide Dog Service
Basset Hound Group

Other general community support activities.
Claremont band Roger’s elementary
Claremont School Saanich Baptist Mission
Cops For Cancer Saanich Police blockwatch
Fort McMurray fundraiser Stelly’s after-grad
Greyhaven Stellys School
MS Society of Canada Victoria Hospice
Pacific Explorers/Scout’s Canada Victoria Hospice

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