About Premium Pets

Contact Us

What We Do

We're a natural pet market and self-service pet washing station all in one.

At Premium Pets you will find only quality products that we stand behind and a wide selection of nutrient-rich pet foods, treats, supplements and an assortment of pet merchandise that meet our high standards so your cat or dog will always have the very best!

Ask about our pet training sessions, in-store demonstrations, professional nail trims, holiday photo sessions and upcoming events

Our Passion

Opening Jefferson City's first natural pet market and self-wash station made perfect sense for our eager fur-loving family.

Our inspiration to open a natural pet market in Jefferson City grew out of our love for all animals. We understand the special bond between pets and their owners, and want to encourage that kind of love in everyone that visits our store. 

We’re committed to helping people find the best choice for their four-legged family members! Premium Pets will treat your pets like our own family. 

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”



Meet Our Team

Brittany Schlup

My name is Brittany. I know many of you know me well and I want to thank you for supporting me and my business since opening in September 2017. For those of you who don't know me, here is a little bit about me and what we do at Premium Pets! Before opening the shop, my passion was working in higher education as a student adviser. I cherished those years of helping students with their post-secondary plans. It was during that time of guiding students’ growth and development that I felt a change in my own journey. I decided to work on a business plan and slowly transitioned from working for the University of Missouri-Columbia, to owning my own natural pet shop in Jefferson City! I landed on the east side of town and fell in LOVE! ? Premium Pets is a local pet market for dogs and cats. We specialize in natural food, treats, toys, accessories and have a self-wash station. We're now conveniently located on two sides of town (1005 Big Horn Drive and 700 E. McCarty).?? I've been married to my high school sweetheart, Brad, for 8 years! He’s operating our second location at the new JCMO Pet Plaza!? Sundays are my favorite day of the week. While I'm still usually working in some way, or at least thinking about how to improve the shop, we make time for church. We're members of Concord Baptist Church where I sing in the choir and on the praise team. I also assist with the second grade Sunday School Class. Afterwards we love dining at Mel's!!? Our goal for 2020 is to keep our customers coming back for more and introducing new services like grooming! We are still in a growth phase and can't wait to reach new pet owners! ? To the hundreds of people who have made owning Premium Pets a dream come true for me...THANK YOU! I work around the clock most days with little time off because I never want to lose the freedom of owning my business and working alongside my husband!

Brad Schlup

Hi everyone, my name is Brad. I've always been behind the scenes and rooting Brittany on since she opened in 2017. At first, I was really scared and had no idea what she was getting me into.:) However, just this past year (2019) I was able to leave my position with the sheet metal union after 14 years to operate our newest location at 1005 Big Horn Drive. I worked with a great group of guys and still remain close to them today. ? I grew up on a farm outside of California, MO and graduated from high school in 2005. Before opening the shop, I spent a lot of time renovating our first and second home (Brittany's "Pinterest projects") and playing on a volleyball league. ? I never thought I'd have the opportunity to work alongside my wife and own a business in Jefferson City. It wasn't until we got our first pet, Rolle, 8 years ago that I fell in love with having a four-legged companion. Now Rolle is joined by Grizzly and our 3 cats, Meg, Prim and Piper.? Premium Pets has taught me so much about the importance of pet nutrition. We are very fortunate to have wonderful partnerships with our distributers and suppliers who provide us with expert training so we can be a knowledgeable source of information about the foods and products we offer. ? I always want you to feel satisfied with your service and experience at Premium Pets. It's really important to me that we have what you need and if not we will do our best to get it!? When I'm not at the shop, I enjoy golfing, working on projects, spending time with family on the farm, going to Mizzou football games and waiting for the next big idea from Brittany! ?? I appreciate you supporting our dream and growing with me in this role as I learn the reigns around the new shop! I hope that I can be there for you and your families in the coming years!

Nicole Schepers

Hello!!!! My name is Nicole Schepers. I am going to be serving you and your furry friends for years to come as Premium Pets' new GROOMER at the JCMO Pet Plaza! This whole journey has a wild start! You see, my husband Andy, our furry children Lola and Lucy, and I became loyal customers of Brittany and Brad’s when they opened their store a little over 2 years ago. Like many of you we built a relationship with them which often meant just popping in to say hi...even when the dogs didn’t need anything. This past summer after they announced the new facility, they asked if I would be interested in a career change. After thinking about it and discussing with Andy for a few weeks, we decided that it was the right move; after all who doesn’t want to play with dogs all day?! In September I left Corporate America. I started school in October and finished in February! Outside of grooming, I am also a certified yoga instructor! I got my certification in 2018! It’s truly a passion for me and I love sharing my practice and yoga with everyone around me! Puppy yoga anyone?!? I also run...5K, 10K, half, full...I’ll do it all! I most recently completed the St.Jude Memphis Marathon in December!  Andy and I have been married for 8 years...fun fact...we got married the same day as Brittany & Brad! We have 2 dogs...Lola & Lucy! As a family we love to go for hikes, go for long drives, go to the park, or just hang out! I look forward to serving you & your furry friends! I’m so excited about the adventures ahead!

Our Local Dogs Love Us

We love all of our customers from local areas near Jefferson City including Russellville, Holts SummitWardsville, LinnLake Ozark, New Bloomfieldand more!

Come visit our pet supply store in Jefferson City, MO specializing in quality food, treats, and supplies for cats and dogs.