Wellington Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently welcomed Luv My Puppies as a new member. Through the front glass window, people strolling by can see baby cribs inside filled with happy little puppies wanting a new home.
The business is located at 10240 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 120, in the Pointe at Wellington Green, and the business is owned and operated by Joan and Ron Slack. The official mascot of the store is 5-month-old Lexi, a party princess poodle.
Joan is originally from Baltimore, while Ron is from Philadelphia. Separately, they moved to Wellington nine and 11 years ago, respectively; they met and got married three years ago. Having extra time on their hands, the couple decided to research a business to buy and operate.
With Ron’s experience working in the stock market and Joan’s general business knowledge, they figured that they could have success running their own business. While researching what was available on the market, Ron happened to come across a puppy store for sale. Because he and Joan are dog lovers, they went ahead with the paperwork and opened their store this past April.
The atmosphere of Luv My Puppies is inviting, with puppies everywhere wagging their tails. The reason the dogs are so happy is because of how they are cared for and the cleanliness of the store. Joan said that great importance is placed on the care of each dog.
Luv My Puppies only works with certified breeders. Joan said that most of her dogs are AKC-, ACA- or hybrid-registered. There are vet techs onsite morning, noon and night, and the store is closely associated with Dr. Ira Grossman of Palms West Veterinary Hospital. Luv My Puppies has received praises from Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control for the good care of its dogs. Luv My Puppies warranties its puppies for a year and will even go the extra mile and pay for the first visit to the vet. At Luv My Puppies, all dogs are micro-chipped, de-wormed, up to date on shots, and USDA- and state-approved.
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Above: Evelyn Perez, Mark “Boz” Bozicevic, Ron and Joan Slack, Joanne Dee, Carmine Marino and Bob Salerno.