Today we’d like to introduce you to Dominick and Dominique Casale.
Dominick and Dominique, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have been a jeweler since 1981 from NY who retired here with my family on 9/11. We found a puppy store we partnered with in South Beach, Miami with my daughter and partner Dominique 10 years ago. We love animals and added the jewelry aspect and then created the name there and moved to Lauderdale by the sea in 2011. It’s now a tourist attraction here at the beach with 200-300 people per day walking through. Taking home there new pets, pet accessories, and people jewelry and bags!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s never a smooth road when you own a business. There have been bumps in the road but we handled them as a family and moved on to bigger and better things. And then the hurricanes on the beach were a little obstacle.
Please tell us about Diamonds and Doggies.
We are the ONLY STORE OF ITS KIND! I am a GIA certified Graduating jeweler and my daughter Dominique is a vet tech and loving Boss with the animals. We treat our pups as our own! We have 3 of our own pups as well! Bentley, PORSHA, AND MIA. We have been noted for having the cleanest and nicest store on the beach! 4 start with the AKC and board of health! NO PUPPY MILLS, all licensed USDA small family breeders.
We set apart because we make everyone that walks in happy, they play with the pups in our 3 play areas for hours then acclimating all our pups to family people at a young age.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My memory from childhood is catching my first shark with my Uncle Tommy Casale in Florida when I was 9 yrs. old.
- Address: 111 COMMERCIAL BLVD
LBTS FLORIDA 33308
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