Our History

Opening Day

Opening Day

On April 11, 1981, Feathered Friends, Etc. opened its doors in what is now the Delray Shopping Center, Bridge Street, New Hope. Feathered Friends, Etc. remained in that center until 1990, when we moved to Logan Square. After a few years, Feathered Friends, Etc. evolved into New Hope Pet Center.

Sue has been grooming dogs and cats for over 33 years. These pictures are the proof. Sue is grooming a cocker spaniel, while pregnant with her daughter, Mackenzie. Mackenzie is now a 2007 college graduate, married, the proud mother of Stella Rose Hudnall and Wyatt Samson Hudnall. Ron and Sue’s son, Jordan, now owns and operates SendGrowth, a digital marketing firm. He and Michele, his partner, are our website management team.



Stella, Sue and Ron’s granddaughter, was born on August 4, 2012. We asked Stella what she thinks of the New Hope Pet Center—-


Ron, Sue, Mackenzie (on the shelf with Phoebe) and Jordan (with Paco on his shoulder)