In the past few years, Cambodians have increasingly become better off, and many households have started to look at adding more bundle of joy into their life. But, in this case, it is not a human baby; it is pets such as dogs, cats, and rabbits especially from a few breeds that are often imported into Cambodia from neighbouring countries and then bred in the country. When in Phnom Penh has found a young owner of a dog shop that offers a variety of dogs, who said that humans’ best friends need a lot of care and attention, and this business is taking Phnom Penh by storm at the moment.
Below are the fun set of questions and answers for Ouk Veasna nicknamed as Benz, aged 24.
Q: Please tell us a bit about yourself.
A. I’m running a pets business called Dogs Shop in Phnom Penh. During my free time, I like walking the dogs at small parks with friends and like searching for information about pets on the Internet, but I never forget to enjoy personal time with friends at cafes coffee and chitchatting about businesses with friends.
Q. Why do you like pets and now own a pets business?
A: The first reason is that pets are very lovely animals, and they can instantly make me happy. In the past, I saw many lovely dogs on television, but it was and still is hard to find one here in Phnom Penh, so I decided to import some from other countries because there are from a pure breed and look incredibly lovely. I saw this business opportunity, and immediately I asked people around for tips and information. Of course, I wish everyone can have pets to be a part of their everyday life. Believe me, pets will bring so much joy into your life. In a lot of cases, when you feel down, your pets can cheer you up!
Believe me, pets will bring so much joy into your life. In a lot of cases, when you feel down, your pets can cheer you up!
Q: In 5 years’ time, what would you like to do about your business?
A: I want my pets shop to be a expertise and trustable pets shop in Phnom Penh that provides a full service related to pets such as pets grooming, pets hotel, pets products, pets travel document and others. You’d need to understand techniques how to raise your pets carefully as they can die in Cambodia’s hot climate.
Q: What’s your message for other young people that want to set up a business like you?
First, they need to know their own interest because it will not make them bored doing it for a long time. If you love what you are doing, it doesn’t feel like work anymore. Once they know their interest, they need to understand the market need. Doing business requires commitment and development. Be patient and work hard to achieve it.
Doing business requires commitment and development. Be patient and work hard to achieve it.