Gulf Coast Pet Supplies (GCPET) is a family owned and operated company that specializes in high quality pet products and superb customer service. We are not only pet product distributors, but also pet owners! Located in Sarasota, Florida, I set the goals high for my company and the store only sells products that we personally believe in - tried, tested and true to not only our customers, but their pets.
The company started in 2007 by selling Litter Kwitters and Cat Genies out of my garage, and "home office". I quickly realized this long time passion of mine could also turn into something that would benefit others. During the course of the first few years, we moved into several different warehouses that quickly kept becoming too small. This business was a learning experience from the beginning and one that continues every day with product knowledge and industry changes.
In October 2010, Gulf Coast Pet Supplies moved into our own building in order to house our office/warehouse in the same location. The move allowed us to offer a small brick & mortar walk in store, become more competitive, offer more products, house inventory, receive larger shipments at discounted pricing for our customers.
In August 2012, we built a 2nd floor to accommodate the growing number of products we carry. Fresh product, brought in weekly, food stored in climate controlled environments, room for employees and a growing number of new options. I don't believe in selling " just any" product. I spend a lot of time talking with representatives of products, education, and researching what works for various conditions and pets. That education is passed along to employees through the extensive reading, veterinarians, specialists, nutritionists, trainers, and manufacturers that we obtain our information from. I can also attest to the personal trials from my own dogs who have struggling ailments of their own. We are always here to help our customers, lend an ear, or offer advice because this is not a job, it's a passion that we constantly continue to educate ourselves in.
I realize the importance of competitive pricing in today's economy. So, our mission is simple: To provide the best products, service, prices, and fast shipping in order to make us a one stop shopping network for all your pet needs. Need something and don't see it? Please ask!
Thank you for stopping by!
Tricia Bolds, President/CEO
Ashton Elementary Business Partner of the Year 2016
- MSABC – Breast Cancer Charity
- Satchel’s Last Resort – A No Kill Shelter
- Humane Society of Sarasota
- Ashton Elementary School
- CESB – Conductive Education Center Sarasota/Bradenton
Awards and Achievements
- Model Business May 2012
- Top 40 Executives Under 40
- Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
- Gulf Coast Top 500 2013
- Gulf Coast Top 500 2014
- Gulf Coast Top 500 2015
- Gulf Coast Top 500 2016
- Top 1000 Internet Retailers – 2014
- Second 500 Internet Retailers – 2016