Store of the Month – March 2020
808 W Main St
Cabot, AR 72023
Phone Number: 501-628-0067
|Monday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Tuesday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Wednesday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Thursday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Friday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday:||10:00am – 7:00pm|
Our Store of the Month for March is Safari Pets in Cabot, Arkansas! You don’t need to go to the African Savanna to get a safari adventure, this experience is only a short drive to Arkansas away.
Elephants, giraffes, and lions aren’t on the itinerary at this Safari, but if you bring your cargo shorts and binoculars, you may spot a roaming Tegu or Sulcata Tortoise. Pumpkin the Tegu and Bowser the Sulcata are the store’s mascots that spend their days greeting customers and helping them reach anything on the bottom shelf.
Since 2001, Safari Pets has been the “one stop shop” for all pet related needs. They have plenty of amenities for dog and cat lovers (including a self-wash station), but their Reptile section raises the bar on pet store experiences. Shop goers must walk into a “cave” to view their reptile selection, which is the “best in Arkansas”. They have all sorts of geckos, chameleons, bearded dragons, monitors, pacman frogs, tree frogs, ball pythons, king snakes, red tail boas, sulcatas, red-foot tortoises, Russian tortoises, leopard tortoises and more!
Owners Sara and John pride themselves in their education for customers and for their community. They often host educational events at their store, and travel to parties to educate the next generation in how fascinating reptiles can be.
Owning Safari Pets was not an adventure Sara and John could have predicted. Sara went to both law school and business school, and growing up John dreamed of being a vet. After they both got a taste of working in a pet store though, they fell in love and knew it was their calling.
On their days off, John volunteers as a pastor at his church, and they operate a small mini farm at their house. Their current barnyard includes goats, horses, pigs, and chickens.
Safari Pets has customers drive as far as 2 hours just to visit, but John and Sara are hoping to help these long distance customers starting in April when their online store goes live.