- 16 May 18
“I’m animal crazy and have been my whole life,” Shauna Kilduff, owner of Shauna's Pet Shop, reflects. “If a bird flew into a window in school or anything like that, I would be the one to take it home with me. After college I went into the banking and financial sector and worked there for years. It was nice and safe and I think I just did it because it’s what I studied in college.”
But animals were Shauna’s true calling.
“Once I left the industry, I got a part-time job in a local pet shop. Sure, it was a pay cut, but I knew straight away that it was where I wanted to be. I was 25 when I opened Shauna’s Pet Shop here in Capel Street, and I remember getting a push back at the time. There were a lot of people saying that it would only last six months because I was young and female, but I proved them wrong and I’m really proud of that.”