We pride ourselves on being a family owned and operated business. This year, our store celebrates 25 years of being a part of the St Ives community. Since its opening in the St Ives Shopping Village, our store has become a place where people visit for advice, products, service recommendations, and new additions to their families.
In 1993, Jane opened the doors to St Ives Purr-fect Pets. The store quickly established itself as the place to go for people needing advice and information about their pets. Jane eventually handed the reins to her daughter, Amanda, who continued the store’s reputation for being an ethically-run business with a focus on the welfare of their animals. In 2007, Amanda welcomed Edwina into the store as a junior staff member. Edwina was soon promoted, and attended TAFE where she received a Cert II in Animals Studies and a Cert III in Companion Animal Services. Edwina also holds a Certificate III in Captive Animals from the Taronga Zoo Training Institute. It is perhaps, then, no surprise that Edwina and her mother, Karynne, bought the business in June 2017. Along with staff, many of whom have worked in the business for more than 5 years, they will continue to build on the strong foundations and are excited about continuing the next 25 years as The Pet Connection.