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Faith, Family and Furry Friends Are What Keep Adrian Archie Smiling

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ADRIAN ARCHIE PETNMIND, COCONUT CREEK, FL

In 2016, Adrian Archie achieved his childhood dream of opening a pet supply store. He stocks only the highest-quality products at petNmind, and loves to help his customers find the most nutritionally appropriate food for their dog or cat. Stress relievers include spending time with his family: wife Melia, daughter Hannah, Doberman Axel, Chihuahua Biggie (pictured), and Abssinians Rocko (pictured) and Ajax. Fun fact: Archie played football in college and professionally, retiring from the sport in 2005 after seasons with the Montreal Alouettes and Atlanta Falcons.

PHOTO BY DENISE PHILIP


This article originally appeared in the February 2018 edition of PETS+.

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When Not Enraptured by Reptiles, Richard Allen Hops on His Harley

And pumps those muscles!

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Richard Allen REPTILE RAPTURE, MONONA, WI

Richard Allen breeds, sells and even rescues reptiles at the store he owns and operates with his wife, Cheryl. Pictured here is one such breeder, a male black-headed python from Australia named Mr. Awesome. When not working, Allen enjoys spending time with his family, which also includes daughter Paige and pup Pebbles.

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How Groomer Gabriel Feitosa Keeps a Sharp Edge

His newest adventure is learning Japanese.

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GABRIEL FEITOSA GROOMING SALON,SAN DIEGO, CA

Not only does Gabriel Feitosa own and operate a successful grooming salon inside Bow Wow Beauty Shoppe, he also travels internationally to teach and judge at grooming and dog shows. He even has sponsors: Hydra and Utsumi. When not working, Feitosa enjoys spending time with his husband, Jeremy, and their Scottish Terrier Poncho and Poodles Cronos, Blue and Mimo (pictured here).

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This Texan Pet Lover Sure Is Having a Blast with Life

…and tons of caffeine!

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Trace Menchaca
Flying M Feed Co., Houston, TX

Matriarch of the Flying M family. Friend to rescue animals large and small. Facebook Live superstar. Trace Menchaca wears multiple hats and never seems to slow down. In addition to scoring a PETS+ America’s Coolest Stores nod in 2018, she also accepted a local Small Business of the Year Award. Even her just-for-fun activities keep her moving — she regularly cheers on her beloved Houston Astros with husband Miguel, son Max and daughter Lea.

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