2013
03.07

Leonard Nimoy's Pet Pad - An Exotic Pet Shop He Opened in 1969

“Would you believe we finally learned Mr. Spock’s weak point?”

From the 1970 article His New World written by Michele Jacques:

Leonard decided to realize a long-time dream. To open a pet shop … with all the kinds of animals available that he often wished he see in other shops he frequented. So now Leonard Nimoy’s Pet Pad,” which is located in Canoga Park in the San Fernando Valley, stocks chipmunks, monkies, crocodiles, boa constrictors, a South American Otter and, of course, cats and dogs, just to mention a few. But the cats and dogs are not just the ordinary variety we find anywhere. They are all sorts of exotic and rare types.
Leonard also has a tortoise which runs free in his backyard, His children love it, and take excellent care of it. Probably better care than they would of any “ordinary” animal.

Leonard Nimoy's Pet Pad - An Exotic Pet Shop He Opened in 1969

Captions:

“Love of animals is important to the Nimoys. Leonard Nimoy and his son Adam do not dread this snake that they even put around their necks. Nimoy would have liked Mr. Spock to have a cat or dog on board the ‘Enterprise’.”

“Nimoy’s quirk for animals turns out profitable. He opened a pet shop in Los Angeles. That way he’s often close to his darlings – and makes money, too.”

And here are some photos of Leonard Nimoy with his dog and cat:

Leonard Nimoy with his dog

Leonard Nimoy with his dog and cat

Leonard Nimoy with his dog

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