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How Pet Care Provider Alix Marcoux DiLorenzo Stays Focused

Her work territory is huge, but this New Hampshire pet pro never complains.

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Alix Marcoux DiLorenzoHOMEWARD BOUND, GILFORD, NH

HER WORKPLACE spans four towns and 167 square miles, but pet care provider Alix Marcoux DiLorenzo never complains. After all, the New Hampshire Lakes Region boasts mountains, lakes and an abundance of scenic trails on which to walk canine clients. She and two employees also provide vacation care for cats. Three years ago, DiLorenzo and her now-husband Dan survived back-to-back cancer diagnoses and treatments, which she says forced a refocusing that made the business significantly better.

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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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