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New Russellville Business Creature Comforts Cares for Pets

November 19th, 2015 by Gwen Green

Creature Comforts owner with a pet guestCreature Comforts opened in September to assist pet owners who work, travel, or just want their pets to have company during the day.

The full-service boarding and day care business welcomes dogs, cats, other small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Owners Noel and Betsy Young Snyder, both former Little Rock Zoo employees, bring a combined 40 years of animal care experience to their new endeavor. Because the couple lives on site, pets are never left alone.

The Snyders first came to the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center in 2013 and received startup information and help with their business plan. They also received market research and financing information, which helped them secure a loan from Centennial Bank.

The ASBTDC continued to assist them throughout the construction phase and is currently working with the couple on marketing and other aspects of running the new business.

“The ASBTDC has been a wonderful resource for us for both planning and operating our new business. They spent a lot of one-on-one time with us, organizing our goals and priorities so we were sure to concentrate on the most important steps.

“Through the ASBTDC, College of Business students even did a project on our company and found multiple funding options for our startup. We received visits from Nathan George all throughout our construction phase, and that support was invaluable to us,” said Betsy about the assistance received from the ASBTDC at Arkansas Tech University.

Creature Comforts co-owner Noel SnyderPets can stay for hours or days at Creature Comforts, depending on the needs of their owners.

Fourteen rooms are currently available with 14 more opening soon. All rooms are climate controlled and furnished with beds, toys, and blankets. Different room sizes are available, including suites. To ensure pets get exercise, each room has a private outdoor run, and animals are matched with play groups for outdoor activities.

Creature Comforts is located at 2295 SR 124 in Russellville. Learn more at 479.968.0880 or

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