We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela LaVelle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The success of Dog Tub comes from compassion and care for animals. I created Dog Tub to be a resource for pet parents to learn about health, nutrition and overall care of pets. My goal is to find solutions pet parents feel good about; educating them on why our products, perspective and process is more beneficial than traditional avenues.
Pet parents see their pets health transform, pets are happy and customers are happy.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Dog Tub is a pet retail and self service dog wash in Laguna Beach, CA. We carry an assortment of local, independent, food and teats; as well hand made collars, leashes and toys. Our wash stations are available by first come first serve, we provide shampoos, conditioners, towels, brushes & blow dry.
What sets Dog Tub apart from other pet stores is our customer service. We provide customers with different brushes depending on coat type, educate them on our tools and how to use them. We have an assortment of shampoos for customers to choose from and make recommendations based on coat and skin types. Customers can choose to upgrade their wash with ear care, oral care and nail trims.
Customers find the stations an easy, convenient way to keep their pets clean and healthy. Pets much prefer their owners over groomers to wash them, and it creates a bonding experience for owners and pets alike.
During the wash, customers often find their pets have sensitive areas, such as hot spots or ear infections. I am able to make recommendations that address the root cause of these issues and benefit the overall wellness of the pet, taking a holistic products apposed to steroid or antibiotics that could have side effects.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Laguna Beach is a beautiful place with great places to eat.
Heisler park is in north Laguna. Grab a bite from Zinc cafe and have a picnic with ocean view!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve always had a love for animals but I focused my career on pet health and nutrition because of my Siberian Husky Kona.