We are very excited to welcome Ryan Gedye and his store Pet Patch, to the IndePet group! Ryan opened Pet…
We are very excited to welcome Ryan Gedye and his store Pet Patch, to the IndePet group!
Ryan opened Pet Patch in October 2022, after seeing a need for a high-quality pet store in the Haupai area where he grew up. Pet Patch is a local pet store with a difference focusing on having quality products and brands in store that will enrich the lives of pets in the community. The team pride themselves on a high level of customer service and offering the best advice for their customers. The store has several pets available looking for homes and focuses on matching pets with the right owners whilst also providing ongoing support to the new owners throughout the pet’s life.
Owner, Ryan has been in the pet and zoo industry for the past 19 years, starting work at an Auckland independent pet store as a 13 year old and volunteering during his high school years on the weekends and after school. At 16, Ryan started working at the Auckland Zoo, gaining experience and knowledge along the way. His passion continued to grow and when he finished high school, he went on to do a Certificate of Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals) so he could work in the Zoo as a full timekeeper. Since 2011 Ryan has worked at the Auckland Zoo as an Ungulate Keeper, managed Pet stores (both independent and chain) as well as being a Manager/Team Leader at Butterfly Creek (small zoo). Since opening Pet Patch, he has been thoroughly enjoying providing the local pets of the community with amazing products and advice. Ryan has big dreams and goals for his store and is working hard towards achieving them.