Q&A WITH THE TEAM IN BANNOCKBURN, IL

ASHLEY ARMSTRONG, STORE TEAM LEADER

Where are you from? 
Right around here! I’m originally from Lake Forest, IL 

Tell us about your pet (because, let’s be honest, that’s what we all want to know). 
We have lots of fuzzy babies at home! Lily Monster, our grumpy old lady, is a 13 year old Boston Terrier. She is my heart dog! We’ve been through a lot together. Lily has worked with me in the pet industry for 10 years now, and you’ll probably see her in the store from time to time. Then we have our foster failure Frankie. She’s is a 3-year-old Pit Bull / Boxer mix we saved from death row. She is such a lover & has the biggest personality! Lastly, my daughter rescued two Guinea Pig twin brothers whom we lovingly call the “Baked Potatoes,” though their real names are Fred and George.  

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do? 
I love spending time with my family. We do art projects, watch movies together, and eat burritos. When the weather is nice you can find us on the beach looking for fossils and other treasures.

RACHEL PERRY, ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER

Where are you from?  
Hawthorn Woods, IL. 

Tell us about your pet (because, let’s be honest, that’s what we all want to know). 
I have one dog, Nina, a 12-year-old lab/terrier mix. I started out fostering her while she was supposed to find her forever home, but that failed. She’s been with me ever since. 

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do? 
Nina and I love going out for hikes and coming home for a mid-day nap on the couch. 

OLIVIA SELLER, TEAM ASSOCIATE 

Where are you from?  
Just west of here, Lake Zurich, IL. 

Tell us about your pet (because, let’s be honest, that’s what we all want to know). 
I have two happy dogs. Carter is a Belgian Malinois/Cattle Dog mix and Shakespeare is a Puggle.

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do? 
I spend every moment with my dogs! Whether it's just relaxing at home or going on long car rides to the dog park, they are my entire world.