Pets have always been an important part of Michelle’s life, so when the opportunity came to take over ownership of her favourite pet store, Island Pet Source, on the West Shore in 2014, she jumped at it. After recovering from an injury and returning to her corporate career, she realized entrepreneurship was the best way for her to pursue her true passion of helping animals.

Michelle has always felt a strong responsibility to use her platform within the community for good and give back however she can. For example, the store makes efforts to support animal rescue organizations and local charities, whether through fundraising events or food donations.