Little Stinkers Natural Pet Foods & Grooming was established in 2006 by two passionate animal lovers, Janine McLellan and Tammy Thornback. They teamed up with a shared goal of providing their community with holistic pet food options, grooming services, and spa packages.
Their entrepreneurial venture was driven by the desire to create a personalized, community-focused pet business. They aimed to build relationships with their customers and offer expert advice tailored to the individual needs of each pet based on their quirks, issues, and breed characteristics. Little Stinkers prides itself on its loyal customer base, positive reviews, and referrals earned through its dedication to customer satisfaction.
Honesty, respect, and valuing customers' needs are fundamental principles that guide Little Stinkers. They strive to create a personalized experience for their customers, getting to know their regulars and their pets' unique requirements. Little Stinkers is committed to going above and beyond for its clients, even during challenging times like the recent pandemic, by providing exceptional service despite the limitations of having locked doors.
Giving back to the community is another essential aspect of Little Stinkers' values. They support local foundations such as Fixed Fur Life, Lions Club, The Dog Guides, and Quinte Humane Society by promoting them on their social media pages, giving away products, and showing up to their events.
After seventeen years of operating a thriving business, Tammy and Janine continue to explore untapped avenues to expand their expertise in the pet industry. Little Stinkers is continually adapting to new product trends, technologies, and science, always seeking to stay ahead of the curve. Their team of experienced professionals ensures customers receive a great retail experience, expert advice on natural pet foods and health issues, and top-tier grooming services.
To aspiring entrepreneurs, Tammy and Janine advise doing the necessary homework, surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals, and taking chances on oneself. They credit their success to word of mouth within their community and a small personal loan that enabled them to fulfill their vision.
Little Stinkers is more than just a pet store; it is a guide for pet owners to lead carefree and long-lasting love affairs with their pets, from the tip of their noses to the end of their tails.