Dogs are everywhere around Wheaton, Illinois and have proven to be excellent marketers for the businesses that their humans own. Reese and I met two such lovely dogs at Best Way when we were running our errands on Wednesday.
Cocoa and Butters, eight-month old sisters are a combination of Jack Russell Terrier/Labrador Retriever (and their vet suspects even some Collie in these gals). The girls belong to Nancy and Henry the owners of Best Way.
They originated in a shelter in Ohio but were transferred into Pet Haven in Oswego at about three months of age so it would be easier for Nancy and Henry to pick them up. They are certainly happy that they did.
Just as with their two previous dogs who were 15 and 17 when they passed away, Cocoa and Butters help the couple to market their business. A business that has been in operation since 1939! Best Way is a foundation in Wheaton!
Many Wheaton residents love to stop by Best Way with treats for the girls. If people stop by and do not see the girls or for some reason they are not present that day, the people are quite disappointed.
Henry told me that once they have completed their training and are a bit older, they will have the same free reign as their previous dogs had of the store. They will be able to help market even better that way!
Nancy and Henry have owned dogs for 35 years. They feel that their life is simply more complete having had dogs in them. They have many customers that agree; some with fatal illnesses that have improved just because of the love of their canine companion. This proves to be the case more times than not!
Best Way has served the Wheaton community and all of the western suburbs for generations now. They have been owned and operated by Henry and Nancy’s family since its inception. Their traditional goal is that of quality and personal service; following the same core principles for 70+ years. This family emanates honesty, confidence and the knowledge of their products that have allowed them to remain in the flooring industry for such a great length of time.
If you are unfamiliar with Best Way, they are Rug and Furniture Cleaners as well as conducting carpet and rug sales. They are located at 319 West Front Street in Wheaton, Illinois. If you would like to support our local vendors, phone 630.668.7940 and ask for Henry.