Steph and Alan, the proud new owners of Bernal Beast Pet Supply, are passionate about helping clients live harmoniously with their dogs through education. They have a strong background in dog training, puppy socialization, and dog walking businesses. They have taken over the shop from Tony Chrisanthis, the founder of Bernal Beast, who served the neighborhood for 25 years.
Steph, Alan, and their son Dylan have been residents of Bernal Heights for 20 years, making them part of the community they now serve. They are excited to continue what Tony started and provide the community with well-nourished, healthy, and cared-for animals.
In addition to providing pet supplies, Steph and Alan have plans to transform one side of the shop into an event space called the “Bernal Barn.” They aim to offer various community options, including seminars on humane animal guardianship, puppy socials, dog training classes, workshops for kids, guest speakers, animal adoption events, pet photography sessions, local artist shows, and more.
Due to the global pandemic, some of their plans for the “Bernal Barn” might be delayed. However, they remain committed to improving the situation and encourage the community to join them.
Steph and Alan recommend following them on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube (for dog training videos) and subscribing to the BernalBlog to stay updated on store hours, new offerings, and educational events.
Their vision is for Bernal Beast to become a hub of retail and education support and a gathering place for the community. With their extensive experience and dedication to animals and their guardians, they are confident in their ability to help community members keep their pets safe, loved, and enriched throughout their lives.
Steph and Alan emphasize that while they have the most experience with dogs, they love all animals and look forward to being a part of their customers’ pets’ lives.
They recognize that pets are great sources of comfort during tough times and are committed to helping keep them healthy and happy. They express their gratitude for being a part of the community and eagerly anticipate meeting their neighbors and customers soon.
In conclusion, Steph and Alan’s passion for animals, commitment to education and community involvement, and goal of providing quality pet supplies make them valuable additions to the Bernal Heights neighborhood.