Our Story

Ever since I can remember, animals have always been a huge part of my life. The gravitational pull toward companion animals and wildlife, alike, has been ever present and, without sounding too cliché, “life without animals…I don’t think so!”

Many people may know me from my nearly 12 years of owning The Animal Kingdom,
originally located in the Village of Hamburg, then relocated, in 2004, to Orchard Park, New York. The store evolved over the course of many years and became a place where like minded, animal loving people could find the best natural pet foods and supplements, helpful information and meet other people who shared the same fondness for animals.

I really believe that people have always been able to see my sincere and genuine concern and compassion for them and their pets. Having had dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, and even a horse over the course of my 45 year life has given me lots of experience with pet nutrition, pet diseases, behavioral issues and pet ownership, in general.

Our Kitty Experts…Smudge, Fuzz & Toby

After selling the store in 2012, it didn’t take me very long to realize that I needed to find an outlet for all of the knowledge that I had gained through attending seminars, reading many books, talking to holistic and conventional veterinarians, and compiling all of the shared experiences of our customers.

I have always tried to find a balance when it comes to holistic and conventional therapies for my pets and myself. Basically, if it’s good enough for me, it’s certainly good enough for my pets. I believe that having an “integrative” approach has improved all of our lives in so many ways. And, I have learned so much about the benefits of acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs, homeopathy, and, of course, proper diet.

My Beloved Mare, “Sara Bint Shaikh,” A True Champion

The Pets Perspective was born out of my desire to continue my quest for knowledge. I  am hoping that this website and blog will “empower people and their pets with information.” I am also hoping that by conducting mini workshops and hosting other seminars on a variety of pet related topics in the future, I can still help educate pet parents as they are making decisions for their pets.

I am confident that this will continue to be a very satisfying and enjoyable journey and hope you will join me. :-)

Kelly Bebak & “My Boys”…. Gus, Toby, Fuzz & Smudge and “My Girls”… Sophie & Maggie!