In the Beginning
Richard Evans started Pets Plus before the famous big box pet stores were located in every town. He wanted to offer a place that was more than a warehouse to buy pet supplies but a place where you could interact with the animals of the store, bring your furry family members, and of course, get the supplies you needed to give your pet a wonderful life.
Richard has provided this experience to Lubbock for nearly 35 years. A Lubbock native, he has owned and operated Pets Plus since 1983.
How Pets Plus Came to Be
Richard has always loved animals and the outdoors, when he was younger he even considered being in the forestry service or working at a zoo. It wasn’t until he took a job at a local pet store in Abilene during college, that he realized his true passion was to run a pet store.
Richard and his family love Lubbock. He says “Lubbock truly has all the benefits and conveniences of a big town, without all the headaches.” He has raised two girls here and loves being a part of the community. He’s proud that Pets Plus is a family-owned business, his wife, Pam, helps with bookkeeping and his sister, Rachel, helps manage the store.
You’re Invited — Please visit the store’s Pets!
Bring your preschool groups! Bring your playdates, your grandparents, your scouts, or your date – it doesn’t matter. Enjoy watching ring-tailed lemurs, the albino burmese python “Fluffy,” or the tortoises (who stay at the store in the winter and Richard’s backyard during the warmer months). These animals enjoy the attention, and appreciate the love. Pets Plus isn’t a zoo, but it’s about as close as you can get.
Fluffy a little too exotic for you? Not to worry, there are puppies available to play with, and in case you are able to share your home and heart, they are available for adoption! (Richard prides himself that all their puppies are from individual breeders, he does not use any out of state kennels or “puppy mills”.)
Become a Pets Plus VIP
We are so thrilled that Pets Plus and Richard are a part of the Towny Network. We invite you to join our VIP Rewards program to receive SMS messages with deals and offers so you and your pets always have what’s needed!
Buy One, Get One Free Engraved Dog Tags
Buy One Get One Free 1lb bag of dog biscuits
50% off Deer Antler Chews
Offers received are similar to those above. Typically, fewer than 3 messages are sent each month. You can stop receiving messages at any time by replying “STOP”.
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