You know when you just want to cheer for people who move here and open a successful business and offer jobs to other residents that are fun and fulfilling? Well, Susan Anderson, founder of PetGal and her husband, Dan Schweitzer are that couple. They brought their business to West Hawaii from Austin, Texas and successfully expanded into Kona. As of this week, they are now expanding further still into North Hawaii. Great news in these times, for sure. Here is the low down:
Pet Gal Expands And Brings Pet Services to North Hawaii
The Pet Gal, an award-winning professional pet sitting and dog walking company, purchased the Waikoloa Pet Sitting And Dog Walking Services (WPS) this week. The purchase expands the company, with locations in Austin, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, and Kailua-Kona, HI into two new locations – The Pet Gal Waikoloa and The Pet Gal Waimea covering Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Resort, Mauna Lani, Waimea, and Kohala Ranch.
“We were thrilled when Shelley, the owner of WPS, approached us to purchase her company. The Pet Gal will offer our care and service to all of WPS’s current clients and their pets. We are working to bring the North Hawaii existing pet sitters into The Pet Gal family, as well”, stated The Pet Gal co-founder and Kailua Kona resident, Susan Anderson.
The Pet Gal team fully vets their contractors and provides certification courses in first aid, CPR, and dog and cat behavior. The expansion helps the team realize their goals of providing the opportunity of non-tourism related jobs to island residents and promoting a more dog-friendly environment on Hawaii Island.