The birds are singing and talking....feathers are flying....what is this place???
It's The Animal Company and it has been a Noe Valley tradition since 1977. Once you enter the front doors your senses will come alive. There are antique cages, stained glass windows, and all kinds of birds singing. Along with the old, funky and fun, you will find the newest and best products available.
Rick and Ellen French have been around a while. Just when they thought that retail was something in their past, along came the opportunity to take over The Animal Company in 2001.
Rick has worked in the pet industry as a manufacturer, distributor representative, and retailer for decades. Ellen started Your Basic Bird in Berkeley, CA in 1972. Needless to say, they are experts in their field.
After 36 years at the original location, they moved two blocks down the street into the heart of Noe Valley. WOW! New space, tall ceiling, bright new atmosphere! Still some of the old charm along with the new. Happy birds, happy folks, and good times for all.
Domestic, hand-fed birds are The Animal Company's focus, but they have not neglected the needs of the many dogs and cats that share their lives with us. As well as those fish, reptiles, and small animals too.
Best of all, is the staff. They are, by far, the best. Don't just take it from me, read the reviews.
Friendly folks, giving good service and advice.....what more could you want?