Pets: Red setter (Maverick), royal python (Safira), 2 green cheek conures (Ruben & Rolo), 12 year old Mexican blood leg tarantula (Roxanne), panther chameleon (Flash), crested gecko (Elvis) and a gang of rabbits and guinea pigs! Also a baby Homo sapien!
Favourite animal in the store: Chameleons, rabbits, snakes and tarantulas.....I love them all really!
I've always had a huge interest in animals, and in 2008 I decided to switch careers and get involved in the pet shop industry. I spent the next few years working in a number of pet shop's and got to learn from some great managers. During this time, a chance encounter with former Dublin Zoo head vet John Bainbridge gave me the opportunity to really expand my knowledge of reptiles and exotics.
This passion and experience led to me opening my own store in 2011. We were quickly able to attract a really loyal base of customers, and the shop has gone from strength to strength ever since. It has taken a lot of time and effort, but I've loved being able to interact with so many different animal lovers along the way, from customers to breeders to the amazing vets and charities we work with.
As well as Shauna's Pet Shop, I am also involved in helping with a wide range of adoptions, from small animals to dogs. I use my store as a platform to match up pets needing homes with the perfect new owner. I am also very proud to be able to raise funds for rescue centres that are close to my heart, in particular DSPCA and TNR West Dublin.
I'm immensely proud of the team and the work that we do, and I'm looking forward to even better things to come.