Castle Hills Pet Supply co-owner leaves graphic design industry to start store for dogs and cats

Jason LeFebvre is the co-owner of Castle Hills Pet Supply.nPhotos by Sherelle Black/Community Impact Newspaper

Jason LeFebvre is the co-owner of Castle Hills Pet Supply.nPhotos by Sherelle Black/Community Impact Newspaper

[gallery ids="402536,402537,402538,402539"]

Tucked away in the Castle Hills development in Lewisville is a shopping center where residents can shop and eat, or if they have a pet, take them to get a treat at Castle Hills Pet Supply.

Since 2014, the locally owned pet store has provided customers with specialty pet foods, toys and treats.
Six days a week, customers can walk in and have co-owner Jason LeFebvre greet them.

“That’s what makes our store different from others,” he said. “I have a personal relationship with a lot of my customers. I’m honest with them, and I’m always willing to listen to them.”

When LeFebvre and his brother-in-law William Welborn opened the store, LeFebvre admits they had a learning curve to overcome.

“My brother-in-law came up with the idea to start the store,” he said. “His mother owns one out in Estes Park, Colorado, called Estes Park Pet Supply.”

At the time Welborn was running a garage floor company, and LeFebvre was working in downtown Dallas as a graphic designer.

“He came to me with the idea, and I was ready for a change,” he said. “We both had animals in the past, but we really didn’t know a lot about the food game.”

Since then LeFebvre said he has learned about the “nutrition game” through talking to food representatives and doing his own research.

“Some of it is just figuring out what you believe and going from there,” he said. “For example, I believe a dog’s natural diet is more meat-based, and frozen food or freeze-dried food is better than kibble.”

LeFebvre said most of the foods he carries he personally believes in and has tried on his own pets.
“There are some things I have to carry because they are well-known and they sell, but I try to work those things out and convince people to try another brand,” he said.

LeFebvre said he enjoys helping owners find food for their pet.

“I enjoy being around the dogs that come in; it’s fun,” he said. “I also like the fact that each day is going to be different from the next.”
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


MOST RECENT

Dale Volley, owner of The Brass Tap, opened the Highland Village location with his wife, Anna, last Memorial Day. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owners of The Brass Tap strive to create a ‘niche’ neighborhood hangout in Highland Village

Since opening on Memorial Day in 2019, The Brass Tap has created weekly events to keep that vibe alive, including trivia nights, music bingo and happy hours, among others.

Denton County COVID-19 cases by age and location

An increase in cases has also been evident in Denton County, where the largest number of daily cases since the virus was first recorded jumped from 54 from late March to 115 June 24.

(Tobi Carter/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sam Rayburn Tollway widening continues

The additional lanes along the 26-mile route are being added to the inside median to reduce disruption to existing traffic.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

Mayor Rudy Durham initially declared a local state of disaster for the city of Lewisville on March 13. (Anna Herod/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville to discuss continuation of disaster declaration

Lewisville City Council expects to discuss the continuation of its disaster declaration at its July 6 meeting.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

The restaurant serves steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches and salads with the “flavor ... of Texas.” (Courtesy 1845 Taste Texas)
1845 Taste Texas opens in Flower Mound

The restaurant serves steak, seafood, smoked meats, sandwiches and salads with the “flavor ... of Texas.”

In communities across the nation, Walmart Supercenter parking lots will be transformed into contact-free, drive-in movie theaters beginning in August. (Courtesy Walmart)
Walmart to bring drive-in movies to 160 stores nationwide in August, launch virtual summer camp

Families can also enjoy a virtual summer camp experience Walmart is launching July 8 with sessions led by celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris and LeBron James.

CoServ executives accepting award
CoServ annual meeting to be virtual this year

CoServ has announced its virtual meeting plans to replace a physical meeting that has drawn up to 3,000 customers in the past.

House
Denton County to continue partnering with United Way for rent, mortgage relief

Keeping people in their homes and keeping the economy churning were key topics during the Denton County Commissioners Court discussion June 30.