Archive for January, 2016
Since Petland Mall of Georgia first opened its doors over 16 years ago, the most important part of what we do has been taking care of little lives. Of the many people we entrust to carry out this important mission, we picked a few to tell an important story – their own.
Although they come from unique backgrounds, these professionals are focused on a singular goal: caring for animals. We asked them for their stories, and as a result, we learned more about our own story in the process.
From a very young age, Brooke Mohler has been passionate about taking care of animals. When she first joined the Petland Mall of Georgia team in February 2013 as a pet counselor, she was also pursuing a veterinary degree. However, Brooke’s career path changed course as she found her calling helping families find their perfect match and making connections that change lives.
As one of the store’s sales managers, Brooke helps ensure customers have the best experience possible. Brooke also helps train the store’s new hires, helping them get up to speed on Petland’s pet counseling process, which she has become incredibly passionate about.
“I love matching the right pet with the right person,” Brooke said. “I remember how excited I was to bring my first pet home, and I love creating that experience for other people.”
Brooke also understands how lives change for the good when a family makes the decision to bring a pet into their home. When a couple came into the store looking for a pet to comfort their young girl after she witnessed a crime, Brooke paired her with a German Shepherd puppy. As the young girl saw the dog, she began crying tears of joy. The girl finally felt a sense of security and safety return after it had once been taken away.
“Her life changed, big time, before she took home her puppy. But, thankfully, it also changed for the good after,” Brooke recalled. “Matches like that are why I love what I do.”
Did you get a late start on creating your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re just now working on them, consider how you can include your pet.
In the new year, the Petland Mall of Georgia staff encourages you to give pets a new “leash” on life by committing them to a new diet and exercise regimen. For more ideas, read on!
1. Teach your dog a new trick.
It’s never too late to teach your dog something new — or correct an old behavior problem. Teach your dog a new command or reward them when a bad behavior stops using small food treats. It takes a few weeks of repeating the trick everyday for them to learn, so be consistent and commit!
2. Look again at your pet’s diet.
Our pets have nutrient requirements that vary by age and breed. For example, growing puppies require food higher in protein and enriched with vitamins, minerals and fats essential to growth. In the new year, take a second look at your pet’s food to make sure they’re eating what will keep them in optimal health. Petland Mall of Georgia’s trained pet counselors can help you make the right choice if you need help with your selection.
3. Groom your pet daily.
Brushing your pet is an essential part of keeping your pet looking great and in good health. Commit to brushing your pet everyday to remove excess hair and help distribute natural oils. It might also be a good time to schedule another trip to the groomer for a trim or nail clipping.
4. Make your yearly vet check-up appointment.
Now’s a great time to book your pet’s yearly appointment with their vet. Your pet might be overdue for shots and tests, plus your vet can help provide support and guidance on any changes you’ll be making with them in the new year.
5. Commit to daily playtime.
Whether it’s finding a new toy your cat loves or taking your dog for a daily walk, factoring in playtime is an important part of your pet’s daily routine. Not to mention, active time with your pet will also help you keep your resolutions as well!
6. Measure your pet’s food!
If you “eyeball” your pet’s food, chances are you’re giving them either too much or too little to eat. Now’s a great time to start to use a measuring cup to make sure your dog is eating what they need. The recommended feeding guidelines on your pet’s bag of food is a good place to start.
Good luck and Happy New Year!
– The Staff at Petland Mall of Georgia
Hello, and welcome! If you’re new to the Petland Mall of Georgia family, it’s nice to meet you. And if you’re already our friend, our fan, or have taken a new family member home from our store, welcome back!
As we kick off the new year, we realized there are just too many exciting things going on in our store. We needed a better way to share them with everyone. So, to get the word out to our fans, customers, and friends — we decided to launch the Petland Mall of Georgia blog.
It’s always been our mission to match the right person with the right pet, and bring pets and people closer together. In 2016, our plan is to advance that mission through this blog. Here we’ll share with you tips and tricks from our expert pet counselors on how to keep your pet healthy and happy. We’ll also be giving you a closer look at what goes on inside our store. You’ll see the care and dedication our staff gives to our animals each and every day. Finally, we’ll shine the spotlight on the true stars of our store — our pets.
We’re incredibly proud of how we put our pets first, so we’re excited to share that with you all in these blog posts. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates, and check back here regularly!
Wishing you the best,
The Staff at Petland Mall of Georgia