PUPPY LOVE: Everything Dogz owner Julianne gets a big kiss from dachshund Slinky.
PUPPY LOVE: Everything Dogz owner Julianne gets a big kiss from dachshund Slinky. Donna Jones

Tin Can Bay dogs to get the best

EVERYTHING Dogz is pretty much as advertised.

They've got everything you need to ensure your pet's health, happiness and wellbeing.

The store has been established in Gympie for going on 12 years and owner Julianne says both her love of animals and a desire to make looking after your pet affordable is something that drives her passion.

"I've always worked with animals, since the time I left school. Every job I've had was with animals,” she said.

Julianne spent nine years working on a dairy farm; first completing a traineeship and then working on the same farm for eight years on and off.

A friend used to own Everything Dogz.

"I used to come in here during my lunch break and I started learning how it was done. Since then I've done training with Mitchell Waygood and the Australian Grooming Team,” she said.

"We use all the same products as they do. It's more natural, more effective.”

Customer Liz Corbett said she brings her dog Max in at least twice a week and he loves all the girls.
Customer Liz Corbett said she brings her dog Max in at least twice a week and he loves all the girls. Donna Jones

She knows all of her four-legged customers by sight and name and noticed a number of her customers coming to her from the coast.

"Quite a few of my customers come in from Tin Can Bay. People shouldn't have to drive all that way,” she said. "They come in and we tell them to head off for five minutes and have a cup of coffee and see the sights. We'd like to do that on the coast too.”

That's the main drive behind opening a branch in Tin Can Bay.

That and making pet care affordable to everyone.

"It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to look after your pet.”

She also said that for your pet, their two best friends, besides their owners are their vet and their groomer.

"We have some pets coming in twice a week. We do a full check of your dog from nose to bum and sometimes we can notice things the owner might not see, straight away,” she said.

While a twice a week visit might sound expensive, Julianne works hard to keep the prices reasonable and also offers senior's discounts and loyalty rewards.

For her, it's not about making money, it's about looking after the animal's welfare and her and her staff offer support to the Gympie RSPCA by offering all of their services free of charge to the RSPCA and special bonuses to people who adopt a pet from the Gympie shelter.

"If you bring in our flyer with your adoption papers (from the Gympie shelter), we give you an adoption pack with up to $75 of free stuff in there to suit your new dog. It's to get them (the families) used to the animals,” she said.

Julianne also likes to help out other organisations in the community including the Jake Garrett Foundation among others.

This is something she is keen to implement in Tin Can Bay as well.

Julianne says she hopes owners will bring their pets to see her, and she can cater for all shapes and sizes from special breeds to mutts.

And because dogs come in all sizes, prices for the services can vary too and cost is based more on time, energy and product expended than breed.

The new store in Tin Can Bay will have some opening specials this month, and there will be new specials every month, depending on what people want.

And depending on what people want will depend on what she stocks.

"We can get in anything,” she said.

At the moment, Gympie people like that she stocks Australian-made food, accessories and treatments and she is also a big believer in "fresh is best” when it comes to meals.

"We're very competitive on price and we have a

huge range in both our Gympie store and the new one in Tin Can Bay,” she said.

What's more, there's a food guarantee on some of the brands.

If you buy a brand of food and your dog doesn't like it, you can bring it back for a refund and the unused food will then be donated to the Gympie RSPCA to feed the shelter animals.

In the end, Julianne says she does it all for the animals.

"No-one should have

to live without a pet

because they can't afford

to look after it.”

Julieanne also helps organise and run the Gympie Show Dog Novelty Event each year.

Gympie Times


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