Ascension Pet Needs & More
Husband and wife duo, Gerald and Michelle Branscombe, own and operate a retail pet supply store. They serve a wide range of customers looking for everything from pet foods to bird feed to equine nutritional products.
Their family business is all about making a better community and a positive change. They actively help young people in the community while also offering many local and Canadian products.
What is your most popular product?
We carry a variety of supplies including cat and dog needs, small pet needs, wild bird seed and feeders, beekeeping supplies, horse supplies, hunting supplies, gardening supplies and much more. Some of our main products though include Orijen Dog Foods, Acana Cat & Dog Foods, Lifetime Cat and Dog Foods, Hokamix minerals and Annapolis Heritage Garden seeds.
How did you get into this type of business?
Gerald had experience in purchasing and inventory at his previous job, when that business closed down he and his wife decided to launch a family business. Ascension Pet Needs is about "rising up" and was inspired by their son.
At Ascension Pets, there’s a special program that Michelle was inspired to design, teaching young people with special needs how to be a successful employee of a retail establishment.
"We're teaching people that it's about a job well done more than to just have a task done quickly. It's about taking pride in the work."