The barking lot outside of Bosley’s was packed last weekend for the pet supply store’s Grand Opening celebration.
“Everybody says how excited they are that we’re in Peachland and we would like to reciprocate how excited we are to be here,” said owner Cam Banman.
Throughout the entirety of Saturday, the store was packed with animal lovers. Parrot Island Sanctuary was there; pet portraits were being painted live by artist Kathleen Hamel; adoption options meant lots of cuddles with kitties; and expert advice was being shared by dog trainer Catherine Adams (also a regular columnist in The View).
“This is way busier than expected so I really appreciate everybody coming out,” Banman said, adding that a handful of locals have already become known as regulars.
Mayor Cindy Fortin was part of Saturday’s celebration, and she agrees that a pet store in Peachland was long overdue.
“It’s always great to see a new business opening up in Peachland,” she said. “With Bosley’s it’s especially good news, as many residents have told me over the years that they wish Peachland had a pet store. I’m also glad I can now shop for my dog locally, and use their dog bathing stations.”