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Meet a Business: Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique

Meet a Business is a new series featuring the person behind some of your favorite locally-owned businesses. 

The owners of Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique in their store

What is your name?
Don Vondriska

What's your hometown?
Richmond now, originally from Cleveland, Ohio

What is your business name?
Fido Park Avenue Dog Boutique

How many years have you owned/managed your business? *
11

What did you want to be as a child?
Rock Star

What is the most popular item you sell?
Dog cookies and treats

What local business can you not live without?
Parkside Barber

What tool, object, or ritual could you not live without in your workday?
Cell phone.

How did you come up with the name for your business?
Big city chic with southern friendliness

How did you get the idea for your business?
Founded with my wife, Chris.

What does the world need more of?
Cooperation

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Provide a living wage for all hard-working people.

What's your favorite thing to do in Richmond when you're not in your business?
Eat at an authentic, locally-owned restaurant.

Who do you look up to and why?
My father. Deceased but never wavered from doing the right thing.

What do you love most about Richmond?
Friendly people.

What's the best thing about being a local business owner?
Proud to give something back to the community.

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