Animal Lovers Turn Passion Into Profits - Kerry Duff
Good Dog Naturally and The Scrubby Puppy in Covington has been serving tail-wagging treat lovers for eight years. The pet supply store, self-dog wash and grooming business is owned by North Shore residents Angela Sagona and Colleen McAuliffe, who started the business after Sagona’s golden retriever, Teak, passed away from thyroid cancer.
Sagona and McAuliffe created a formal business plan with the help of SCORE. They took the plan to Resource Bank in Covington and borrowed $85,000 to open a 3,000-square-foot retail shop specializing in high-end cat and dog supplies. The shop’s success allowed them to pay off the five-year loan in just more than three years.