Happy National Small Business Week! This is a time to celebrate local businesses and their contributions to our neighborhoods and economy. In honor of this week, Nextdoor will be highlighting Neighborhood Favorites each day to kick off our new local business series. Check out our blog between May 6th and May 10th to see what locals are loving around the country.
Looking fur the best way to celebrate your pet? While it may seem impossible to match the unconditional love from a dog, you can still treat your pup to a spaw day at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming to prove once and for all, “who’s a good boy.”
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in The Villages, FL has been voted a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite in over 75 neighborhoods for two years in a row, and we can see why. Beth and her husband Woody run two locations along with their 20 employees. “Our staff possesses unique skill sets that includes knowledge in breeding, training, and handling of dogs. There are often impromptu classes in the store on a variety of subjects. We can help with advice on basic training and behavioral issues and it is not unusual to see a Villages dog training class in the store on a field trip to develop social skills.”
Beth and Woody are loyal dog-parents to two German Shepherd canine athletes. Since a proper diet allows their dogs to achieve peak athletic performance, eating healthy has always been a priority for them. Woof Gang Bakery is stocked with a variety of nutritious options such as raw food and holistic supplements to ensure both healthy animals and happy customers.
Bad hair day? Get your pet a fur-ocious new ‘do with head-to-tail grooming! The Village’s Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming provides a stress-free grooming experience featuring breed-specific and creative cuts. They even offer themed photoshoots and a boutique full of unique outfits for special events and holidays.
“Our mission is to provide the best care to our furry friends.”
-Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, The Villages
Beyond their pet expertise and grooming skills, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is dedicated to giving back to The Villages through fundraisers and community outreach. Most recently, the pet store was able to mobilize their community to raise $2,000 in less than 24 hours for Ruffles – a rescue dog in need of numerous surgeries.
Beth is a prime example of a motivated and passionate business owner: “All of the above has brought me to where I am today. My goal is to share some of what I have learned with other dog owners and, hopefully, improve the health and fitness of the dogs they love. I am eager to share my learning in such areas as nutrition, dental care, new vaccination protocols, health supplements, etc. Attention to these areas, in combination with good veterinary care, provides our dogs with the proper foundation to live healthier and longer lives.”
Your pet is sure to have a paw-sitive experience at Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming!
What are your favorite local businesses? Show them some love this week by recommending them to your neighbors on Nextdoor, or leaving a comment below.
No matter my mood, a stop in Woof Gang leaves me smiling! Such nice people! And, every pet is treated like their own child.