July 20, 2005
Locally owned and operated by Westfield native Nicoll Vincent, and her husband Michael from Southwick, Nicoll started her business in 2005 with a passion for pet nutrition.
Nicoll and Michael currently have two Shiba Inus, but have had the joy of owning pets their entire lives. While Nicoll has had the pleasure of owning dogs, cats, hamsters and a rabbit, Michael had more farming interests, having chickens, quail and pheasants. They also enjoy wildlife especially squirrels.
No children of their own, their pets are their family. As dedicated and responsible pet owners, they are adamant about ensuring the quality of their pets' health and well being. The food and products that they sell in the store are given to their pets and if it's not good enough for their pets, it's not good enough for yours!
Eleven years later, on July 1, 2016, the business evolved to become For K-9s & Felines, LLC. Nicoll is committed to providing the same quality of products and services you have come to expect over the years and for many years to come!
In 2020, her husband retired from his construction job and is Nicoll's assistant. The pets know him as "Mr. Mike" and many run in to greet him as he's also the "treat man". Having an assistant allows us to stagger appointments. This allows us to continue to offer private private appointments but wait times are much shorter; we are able to schedule appointments within two weeks versus a month or longer previously.
With Grandma retiring in 2023, Nicoll had to make changes to the business as she would not be able to groom full-time and run the retail business. While we still cater to our clients, we have downsized the retail a little bit to only stock food and supplies that have a high turnover. Online shopping did not exist in 2005 and when it became popular, and then flourished with COVID, the loss was felt. Our focus will be on grooming and our store hours will change weekly based on the grooming schedule.