Pet Station opens doors |

Pet Station opens doors

by Sarah Drinkwine
Special to The R-C
Pet Station store manager Lauren Brown, left, and store employee Julie Rogers hold a pet ferret and chinchilla that are available at the store.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Ferrets, guinea pigs, snakes, frogs, mice, hamsters, and a variety of fish, among other animals can be found at Pet Station, a new pet store in Gardnerville.

According to manager Lauren Brown, Pet Station is a company that is locally owned and operated, and has been open for about eight years in South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Truckee, and Tahoe City.

The Gardnerville location has been open for about three weeks.

“I think the fact that it is locally owned and operated is a big deal,” said Brown. “We focus on good customer service, provide animals with good nutrition and comfort at a reasonable price and we’re willing to listen to the customers in our community to find out what is going on with their animals and answer any questions they may have.”

Despite the variety of pets the store has, Brown said there are no cats and dogs at Pet Station; instead, they refer customers to local animal shelters.

“It’s just something that means a lot, I love supporting local business,” said Brown.

Brown said customers can also special order animals by going into the store and requesting what they want.

The store will then contact their distributors for that specific animal and if it is available they order it and call the customer back to pick it up.

The store also has a variety of treats, aquariums, cages, medicine, toys, and many other items to maintain the wellness and comfort of pets, including a self-wash to give animals a bath, said Brown.

“We provide the bath, towels, brushes, shampoos and we even have a dryer where customers can dry their animals,” she said. Brown said that there will eventually be groomers available at the store.

Brown said she loves animals and is happy for the opportunity to help customers throughout the community give their pets nutritious foods and comfort so they can live long and happy lives.

“Everyone seems to be very excited about it,” she said. “We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on how big and clean the store is.”

Pet Station is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit the store located at 1362 Highway 395 Gardnerville or call 782-0250.

“I’m sure once word of mouth gets around its going to be the hit of the town,” said Brown.