Settling in with Animals

April 19 2024

Montreal, Thursday, March 28, 2024 – Les Boutiques d’animaux Chico is pleased to announce the opening of the new Chico location on Sauvé Street West (Montreal) in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighborhood. Alongside his partner and co-franchisee Annik Turcot, François Bernaquez is making a complete career change to embark on this new project within the customer service field!

A New Source of Pride

After over 25 years on the road as a worker, François is returning to his roots: retail, but this time with a pet store. Formerly the owner of a convenience store, he will reconnect with customers, but more importantly, with the company of little critters.

I have always had cats and dogs, so when I heard about Chico and the opportunity to franchise with my partner, I jumped at the chance. I am truly excited to open my store; it’s a bit like getting a new home, and I am proud of it.

François Bernaquez, co-franchisee of Boutique d’animaux Chico on Sauvé Street in Montreal

Quality in the Details

Already aware of the high number of dogs in the area, they intend to add trash bins outside the store for disposing of pet waste and water bowls. A self-service dog wash will also be available to customers of the store. Lastly, since the store is located on the ground floor of a condo tower, they will offer customers the option to have heavy items delivered directly to their door.

Store Address

2020 Sauvé Street West
Montreal, QC
H4N 1C5

About Boutiques d’animaux Chico The first neighborhood pet store was established in the Hochelaga area over 35 years ago. Today, the company operates more than 88 active stores specializing in offering advisory services, accessories, food, and toys for all types of pets.