Pet supplies plus: Peter Galligan is on a roll, winning the hearts of the community with his commitment to making pet supplies available to the masses.
The 36-year-old entrepreneur, who owns several pet shops in Melbourne and Brisbane, was inspired to create his pet supplies range after seeing a post on Instagram about people buying their dogs’ food.
“When I saw this post and saw the number of people who were buying their dog food, it just kind of hit me,” Mr Galligan said.
“People who were feeding their dogs were eating their dog’s food, and I was thinking, ‘well, I guess I’ve got to try and get more people to do that’.”
His first pet supplies came in the form of a box of dog treats.
“I’d never heard of this before, but I just had to give it a go and I just love it,” he said.
Mr Galligan was inspired by people buying food for their dogs to share it with friends, but quickly realised that the boxes of dog food were not always enough.
“I’d just seen a lot of people taking the dog food out and putting it into a bag, and it was just not enough for their dog,” he explained.
“So I just said to myself, ‘this could be a really cool thing for people to take home’.”
The idea for Pet Supplies Plus was born.
“My whole life I’ve loved dog food,” Mr Milligan said, “but it wasn’t always easy to find good quality dog food for my dogs.”
So Mr Gallagher and his wife bought a pet food company and set up a small store in their backyard.
“It’s been really successful and we’ve grown so much over the last few years,” he added.
“And we’ve also been able in the past to go and sell some of the food directly to people.”
While Pet Supplements Plus is now available at most pet stores, Mr Galligans said it would be ideal for pet owners who wanted to purchase a range of dog and cat foods without having to travel to a store.
“We’ve sold about $200 worth of Pet Supples Plus,” he noted.
“The biggest challenge is getting the right products to people who are in the market for their pet food.”
To learn more about Pet Supplys Plus, visit www.petsupplysplus.com.au.