Store of the Month – February 2021

Boutique d’Animaux Drummond

975 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Drummondville, QC J2C 2C4
819-474-1155

Website: www.boutiquedanimauxdrummond.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Animalerieboutiqueanimauxdrummond

Store Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

 

If you are in need of some inspiration when it comes to designing your tank, you will find everything you need (and more!) at Boutique d’Animaux Drummond. Located in Drummondville, Québec (about an hour’s drive from Montréal), this store has been serving plant and animal enthusiasts for over 35 years. 

The first thing any newcomer will notice is just how beautiful the place is, how clean and well-organized. As a full-line store, Boutique d’Animaux Drummond offers a vast range of products for all types of animals and they offer an impressive selection of rare reptiles, amphibians, fish, and plants. In fact, when it comes to aquatic plants, this store offers one of the biggest varieties available in the province. What really sets this store apart, are their amazing display tanks. The artisanship behind the aquascaped aquariums, the terrariums and paludariums on display is enough to inspire even the most experienced hobbyist.

Not to downplay their customer-service- the staff is warm and friendly, and will go out of their way to offer the best experience possible. The team truly has the well-being of animals at heart and you can see it in how well they care for them. Boutique d’Animaux Drummond offers a very unique service to its customers- allowing clients to build their own aquariums, terrariums or paludariums on site, with the staff’s assistance. They also offer home-visits to assist clients, when needed.

Increasingly rare these days, Boutique d’Animaux Drummond is a family-run business that has already seen three generations at the helm. Indeed, the family’s presence in Quebec’s pet community goes back some 50 years. Étienne is the grandson of the store’s founders, Richard and Hortense, and the son of the current owners, Carole and Jean-François. 

Already managing the store and having years of experience, Étienne is preparing to take the reigns of the business from his parents, partnering with his better-half, Marie. Even after a lifetime shared with animals- not just at the store but with the family’s dogs, cats, degus, veiled chameleon, and now his own fat-tailed geckos and shrimps, Étienne is still as passionate as ever about animals. In recent years, his focus has been on aquatic life and reptiles. He has worked hard to hone his talents for aquascaping and designing bioactive terrariums. Marie brings another element to the business- management and client service. She has always been a people-person, having studied in the field, and excels at building relationships with the store’s clients and personnel. This partnership has many ideas for the future of Boutique d’Animaux Drummond, including growth and expansion. 

In recent years, the family has noticed a considerable rise in demand for reptiles, fish, plants and their accessories, particularly from young families. This should come as no surprise with the incredible selection that Boutique d’Animaux Drummond has to offer. It would seem that Étienne and Marie have a bright future in front of them!