Joe - Co-Owner & Supply Manager
Joe is a lover of all things theatre, education and animals. In college Joe was a biology major and studied herpetology (he also minored in acting). He's been an educator for over 15 years.
Favorite Animal: Green Tree Frog
Animal Expertise: Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish
First Pet: Dog named J.R. (after the charater on Dallas)
Current Pets: African Cichlids, Fancy Guppies, Barking Tree Frogs, Betta
Diane - Co-Owner & Retail Manager
Diane Baum has worked with animals since age 16 when she began at a dog boarding kennel, which she then managed until 1999. During that time, she was an animal control officer for northern Dakota county and poundkeeper. Was also a vet tech for 5 years after the kennel experience and has had a fondness for animals all her life. Is a published author with 25 books to her credit, the first being "Patrick the Wayward Setter." Several of her books have won a semi-finalist place in the MN Book Awards.
Favorite Animal: Dogs
Animal Expertise: Since working with dogs for so long, I'd like to think I know them well, but also try to learn about the other pets that people have as well.
First Pet: was a mix breed pup named "Sandy"
Current Pets: three dogs, two cats, a dwarf rabbit and a guinea pig, plus a huge tank of fish!
Melissa - Store Associate & Small Animal Manager
Melissa majored in Business Management. She loves photography, cooking/baking, and animals. Melissa’s love of animals started at an early age on her grandparents’ farms, where she like to play with the dogs and cats, and ride horses.
Favorite Animal: dolphin
Animal expertise: Small animals
First pet: A dog named Bandit
Current pet: A black orchid betta named Diggs