By Drake the Dog
Reader Pet Columnist
Where am I taking my humans today?
We are getting ready to “See the USA in our Chevrolet” and venture over the river and thru the woods. The Red Sled needs some slip and slide, so we’re off to Taylor and Sons Chevrolet, 47651 Hwy 2 in Ponderay.
Scott greeted us in the service drive and generated for the paperwork for the oil change. He took us to the service lounge where we snuggled into the comfy leather chairs. We discovered the complimentary coffee, and snacks. The Today Show was on the big screen TV, just like at our house. The Missus was focusing on her iPad. And me? Well, I was the center of the conversation with the other guests. We were all chatting up a storm, sharing stories about our four-footed family members. And then, everyone started sharing pics on their hand held devices. So much for the iPad work stuff!
Recently, Brett Taylor challenged his staff to define the “most unique characteristic” of Taylor and Sons service department. The most creative answer was (wait for it, wait for it) DOG FRIENDLY! All of the employees have dogs, and encourage everyone interact with all of the guests. Four-footed friends are always welcome. Hence their owners don’t have to make pet-sitter arrangements.
The dealership creates a relaxed atmosphere so folks are more likely to chill and wait for their vehicle. Taylor and Sons is my new home away from home!
Jeff Doughty, the awesome service manager, told me that folks are loyal customers. They come back because the service lounge is so comfortable. It’s cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. The dealership serves a wide range of geography, from North Idaho to the Canadian border.
Taylor and Sons Chevrolet started in the downtown Sandpoint location in 1988, and moved to Ponderay, May 30, 2011.
Laurel Taylor has been on the board of the Panhandle Animal Shelter for the past three years. The dealership collaborates with the shelter on a regular basis. She has been the point person for the annual Taylor and Sons summer Yappy Hour (ah, memories!). She knows how to throw a barkin’ good party across the street on the half-acre lot. It’s on my Google calendar already. Who would want to miss the music, food, fun folks and all of the four-footed families?
If you get lucky, be on the lookout for Greg Taylor. Rumor has it that he has a pocket full of treats! Pawsitively yummy!
When you visit Taylor and Sons Chevrolet, please abide by the rules of the Chevy road:
1. Get along well with other dogs.
2. Use the pet friendly rooms—there is plenty of grass!
3. Bring your speaking voice, not your yelling voice.
4. Wipe the grease off your paws.
5. If you want to take a test drive, you must be a licensed driver
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