Show Your Pet Some Love
By Rachel Kimmel
For pet lovers looking to give their furry friends a better life, The Lucky Paw is the place to go.
“I got the thought to start a business where animal lovers can come and support the rescues and animal shelters,” says Stacey Beshore, owner of The Lucky Paw.
The store sells cat and dog food, toys, treats, and other supplies, but it’s more than just an ordinary pet store. The Lucky Paw also sells pet-themed gifts and art made by local artists, with the proceeds going to rescue organizations. Beshore also uses
The Lucky Paw as a way for rescue centers to showcase what animals currently are available for adoption.
“We have cats in the store that can be adopted. This gives exposure to the rescues. We also have dog adoption events on Saturdays,” says Beshore.
Her shop opened in 2019— just before the pandemic sent everyone
Though Beshore has faced the struggles of being a small business owner opening in this climate, it has not stopped her from helping furry friends.
“There are kill shelters not too far from us where dogs and cats are just euthanized because there’s nowhere for them to go. A lot of people don’t realize that,” Beshore says. “The Lucky Paw is a place that if people want to reach out and help animals in some way, I have a ton of contacts.”
The Lucky Paw
35 York St., Gettysburg