opening of a new store in Drummondville with 22 years old franchisee, Marilou Plante. Passionate
about entrepreneurship and dogs, she is embarking on this new challenge!
« I have always had a great passion for dogs! It was right after I adopted my own that I fell in love
with Chico. That’s when the idea of opening a store came to me. Today, I am very excited to start this adventure in my hometown, Drummondville. » – Marilou Plante, franchisee of the Boutique d’animaux Chico on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Drummondville.
Entrepreneurship runs in the family
Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Marilou is not scared at all to embark on such a great
adventure at her young age. She somehow always knew that she would have her own business.
Today, she can merge her two passions : dogs and entrepreneurship.
According to Marilou, offering quality service starts with great advice. Always looking for the latest
trends and innovations, she is not afraid to sign up to all the training courses offered by distributors.
A bit of history
The first Chico store was founded over 35 years ago in the Hochelaga neighbourhood. Today, the
company has over 70 franchises in Quebec..
The Chico network experienced spectacular growth in 2008. Since then, many entrepreneurs with a
passion for animals have chosen to join the Chico family by becoming franchisees. Boutiques
d’animaux Chico is now the largest chain of neighbourhood pet stores in Quebec.
Address of the store
1125 Boul René-Lévesque