Combining 15 years of retail customer service experience, and a lifetime love of animals, Ellie Girardin of Ellie’s Pet Barn entered the pet care industry in 2001, and has been a favorite among pet owners ever since. This Week In Worcester had the opportunity to speak with Ellie about her business, and her success with both her two-legged and four legged customers.

Can you share with us a bit about your business?

“Ellie’s Pet Barn is a family owned business in Holden. Before entering the pet food industry I had a fifteen-year career with TJ Maxx. Retail is in my blood! We pride ourselves on customer service, high standards, quality products and professional grooming services.”

What brought you to Ladies Night Out Worcester and what do you like about it?

“We heard about Ladies Night Out Worcester through friends and felt it would be a great opportunity for a fun evening supporting local businesses and women.”

Where can people interested in your products and services find you?

“People can find us online at, on Facebook at, and on Instagram at ”

Women Entrepreneurs In Worcester: 20 Days of Vision features local women entrepreneurs and creative small business owners who are sponsors of Ladies Night Out Worcester. The hope is that by letting them share their work in their own words, readers will recognize the  incredibly talented community of women we have here in our city, and consider them as a thoughtful, local option for products, classes, artwork and services.

Ellie and her business, Ellie’s Pet Barn, is a sponsor of Ladies Night Out Worcester, being held on Friday, November 16th, 2018, from 6-10pm at The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
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