All About the Canadian Pet Community Awards Quebec, Ontario and Maritimes Winners!

The Canadian Pet Community Awards highlight the exceptional work of individuals and businesses going the extra mile to provide superior service, educate their clients, and their dedication to the pet industry. PIJAC Canada would like to shine a spotlight on each of our 2021 Quebec, Ontario, and Maritimes winners.

ONTARIO AND MARITIMES WINNERS

Distributor’s Sales representative

Brodie McCarthy is a Sales Representative for Freedom Pet Supplies Inc. With the company for 10 years, he enjoys the people in the industry. ”It is a very friendly and fun place to work. I like to help support all our retail partners and try and make a difference every day in the field.”

 

 

Manufacturer’s Sales representative

Cassandra Menzies is the Territory Manager Primal Pet Foods. She is with the company for 7 years: ” I love this community of people who truly care about pets and about others. I am grateful to be able to help retailers help pets/pet parents through nutritious foods while also helping these retailers to grow their businesses.”

 

 

Independent Retailer

Laura Jane’s Pet Food & Supplies.
Laura Cox is the owner and this is what she likes about her job: ” Whether it’s helping them with a pet problem or helping them spoil their fur babies, I love being able to help people with their pets.”

 

 

Chain Store

Global Pet Foods – Kingston East.

Carla Caird is the owner, and she worked with this company for over 13 years and took over the ownership from the previous employer a little over 4 years ago. This is what she like about here job: ”I have been in the pet Industry for over 22 years and love everything about it! I love this company and my job for mainly one reason; to help nurture the bond between pets and their humans.  Owning a pet store has been a dream since I was a young girl and I’ve always knew that I wanted to help animals live great lives one way or another. Feeding our pets is how we show them our love and it’s how we bond with them. Global Pet Foods has fulfilled that dream I had as a child in many ways; and I believe it is exactly the place where I was meant to be!”

 

Pet Service Provider

Cat Sitter Toronto.
Zara Wilmott is the owner of Cat Sitter Toronto and this is what she likes about her job: “As an avid animal lover, it’s so important to me to provide the kind of care I would want for my fur babies. Pets are members of our families and need all the love we have to give.  One of my favourite things is winning the affection of a shy cat, it is so rewarding to know that I have earned their affection. As a business owner I strive to give back to the community and recently start a Pet Food Bank that operates from our head office.”

 

QUEBEC WINNERS

 

Distributor’s Sales representative

Michel Ferraro is a Sales Representative at Kane Pet Supplies. With the company for 3 years this is what he likes about his job: “I love my job, but it is not a job, it is a passion, a way of life.I love helping animals, the people who serve them, being part of their team and having the chance to educate pet parents and store employees so that they can make the best possible decision on the choices they make for their pet is the best job in the world.”

 

Manufacturer’s Sales representative

Frederic Bertrand is a Sales Representative at Oven-Baked Tradition. With the company for 13 years, this is what he likes about his job: “What makes me most proud is that my customers are happy and to give them the best service. Informing them about our products and giving them all the ways to suggest our products.”

 

 

Independent Retailer

Animalerie Animaux Bouffe – Sainte-Julie.
Labrecque family is the owner and this what they like about their job: “The health and well-being of pets is what we care about most. Helping people have a better relationship with their pets. And providing exceptional customer service.”

 

 

Chain Store

Animo etc. – Drummondville.
Stéphane Plante, Joceline Courchesne, Valérie Plante and Audrey Plante are the owners and this is what they like about their job: “Animo etc. Drummondville is a family and our employees are part of it. Our values are: listening, service and satisfaction. We love people and every customer is important. For us, happiness is at each end of the leash !”