A Roanoke man has opened a pet supply store to serve pet owners on the west side of the city, he said.
Jesse Taylor opened Paradise Pet Supplies on Shenandoah Avenue just east of the intersection with Peters Creek Road.
The store carries supplies for dogs, cats, birds and fish, including crates, cages, flea and tick remedies, and food, Taylor said. The store does not sell animals.
Taylor, who breeds bulldogs, said he was traveling to the Tractor Supply Co. and PetSmart to get supplies for his dogs. He saw a need for a pet supply store on the western side of the town, he said.
Taylor also wanted to bring one of his favorite dog and cat food brands, Victor, to Roanoke, he said.
Victor claims to be an all-natural and grain-free dry food made in Texas. The only other place to purchase the food in southwest Virginia is in Glen Lyn at Hawgs and Dogs, according to Victor’s website. The nearest retailer outside of southwest Virginia is in Greensboro, N.C., according to the website.
Paradise Pet Supplies is located at 3543 Shenandoah Avenue.