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Flinders Pet Store: A Haven for Pet Lovers in Kiama

Flinders Pet Store: A Haven for Pet Lovers in Kiama

Written by Veronica Bardsley, The Bugle Kiama.

Nestled on the vibrant Collins Street, a new haven for pet enthusiasts is about to open its doors - Flinders Pet Store. Behind this venture is Justine Wallis, a working mum with a heart for animals and a vision for providing top-tier Australian made pet products and services.

Justine, accompanied by her two lovable cavoodles, Peppy and Flynn, is not only a dedicated parent but also a compassionate volunteer, actively involved in rescuing birds. Post covid, Justine had recognised a growing need for dog boarding, as many people who had bought furry companions were now back to work and travelling. So two years ago, she started her dog boarding service from home which led to creating more products, a brand, market stalls and now the store frontage opening in the heart of Kiama. 

The journey to opening the store is as heartwarming as the products they offer. It started with a casual conversation at a local market between Justine and the owner of 'Furry and Fabulous,' the predecessor at the same location. The owner mentioned the sale of the store, sparking a chain of events that culminated in Justine taking over the business in just two weeks, right before Christmas!

Justine's commitment to quality and care is evident. Following the creation of their Facebook page, the store expanded its reach, connecting with local creators to feature unique products. One noteworthy product includes snuffle pillows, crafted by a talented lady in Figtree.

The store is also currently on the lookout for a skilled dog groomer to join their passionate team.

Mark your calendars for the grand opening on March 16th, promising a day of festivities. From balloon dogs and face painting to an abundance of pooch treats, the event will celebrate the joy that pets bring to community life.

Flinders Pet Store also extends its services beyond retail. They offer dog boarding in Shellharbour, providing a home away from home for your furry friends. Specialising in small dogs, their selective approach ensures a safe and caring environment for all their guests. Their new home on Collins street will also offer all your dog grooming services so make sure to book in early!

Justine's commitment to Australian-owned products and support for local creators is evident in every corner of the Pet Store. Their extensive array of products includes food toppers, lick bowls, toys, specialty pet mugs, treats, and more. The store operates with the mantra "Flinders Pet: Where Quality and Care Come First," offering premium dog products, top-tier boarding, and quality grooming services tailored for the well-being of your furry friends.

Stay connected with Justine and Flinders Pet Store through their website ( and Facebook page. Whether you're shopping online or popping into their store at 24 Collins St, Kiama, Flinders Pet Store invites you to spoil your furry friend with the finest in quality and care.