Southwest Pet is a family operated business.
The Unrau family has been in the Pet trade since November 1988. Paul (the father) purchased the Pet Valu store at Highbury and Huron. The whole family was involved with the store until 1993 when the store was sold. Paul's wife Ruth Ann purchased Feather's and Fur pet store that was located in the Oxbury Mall. When the lease expired in 1998 Paul and Ruth Ann opened Southwestern Pet Centre in Eastown Plaza at the corner of Dundas St. and First St.
From the beginning Southwestern Pet Centre has specialized in reptiles. The store quickly became the place to go for quality animals and product knowledge. Even in the internet age Southwestern Pet Centre still draws clients from all over Southwestern Ontario and beyond. In 2004, the company won the “Retailer of the Year” award in the competitive category, one of twelve stores recognized globally that year.
After almost ten years at Dundas and First, the company had the opportunity to relocate to its present location at 1641 Dundas St. And Saskatoon St.
In 2016 we changed our name from Southwestern Pet Centre to Southwest pet.
Today the store is the largest independently owned Pet Store in London and is one of the foremost independent Pet Stores in Canada.
There are 3 generations currently working at the store. Recently Andrew purchased the company, while Bailey his daughter is in charge of marketing.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve our customers and assist them in supplying their needs to enjoy their pets to the utmost.