PLAYTIME FOR MINI
Atrek to The Yuppy Puppy can be raucous and fun. However, that atmosphere is surpassed by education, expertise and a sense of family.
Bonnie Sherar discovered The Yuppy Puppy in the early
self-serve-wash-only and limited-food-inventory days.
At the time, Sherar enjoyed the convenience of the self-serve bathing tubs for her two Akita mixes, Sweetpea and
“Those two were a shedding nightmare,” she says. “I’d
take them to The Yuppy Puppy so all that hair would not be
all over my house.”
When grooming was added to the mix, Sherar took
advantage of that service, as well.
Buttercup and Sweetpea have since passed, but Sherar
continues to shop at The Yuppy Puppy with her new family
member, Mini. The Saint Bernard/golden retriever mix loves
her weekly playtime visits, where she canoodles with canine
buddies and expends excess energy.
“When I leave Mini in day care, I am confident that she is
happy and in a safe place,” Sherar says.
The welcoming familiarity of staff is another unique
characteristic that keeps Sherar coming back.
“I love that I can call and say, ‘This is Bonnie,’ and they’ll
respond right away, ‘Oh, are you bringing Mini in?’”
The knowledge and education offered by store associates
is also a facet of the business appreciated by Sherar. When
Buttercup became ill, the well-trained envoys were quick to
recommend a superior diet.
“Buttercup’s spleen was cancerous,” she says. “I
had been feeding my dogs a big-box brand, and they
recommended a more nutritious food. Aquila’s staff is able
to speak to the food products carried, and they understand
Further cementing that trust is co-owner Aquila Brown’s
close monitoring of the food manufacturers carried at The
Yuppy Puppy. Sherar noted that should the standards of a
company be compromised—for instance, if one is bought
out by a larger corporation—Brown is immediately aware.
“Aquila will eliminate brands that aren’t a fit,” she says.
“It’s all about quality standards.”
Sherar finds it refreshing that associates at The Yuppy
Puppy are free to speak their minds.
“Her staff is straightforward, and they love what they do,”
she says. “Aquila is a colorful character and does a great job
in creating a congenial climate.”
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