HARTSVILLE – A new pet store has opened in the old Rambo’s building in downtown Hartsville. Dave Zanoni-owned Purrs McBarkin ‘cut the ribbon on opening day, December 9, with the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hartsville at the same time.
Zanoni said opening a pet store was the dream of a lifetime. He retired after about 36 years with an engineering company to pursue that dream in Hartsville.
He moved to the Florence area when the company he worked for in South Florida closed but decided to open his business in Hartsville.
“I love Hartsville. I am so happy to be here, ”he said.
Zanoni says he is an animal lover. He has two dogs, three cats and two birds.
“I once had 150 snakes when I was a kid,” he said.
His wife, Tracy, is also pet loving and owns her own pet grooming business, Pet Grooming in the Pines, which she operates from their home.
“She keeps them neat and clean,” Zanoni said. “And I keep them healthy and happy.”
He said they both liked to get up in the morning and go to work. He said when you love what you do it doesn’t look like work at all.