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With change in ownership, Pet's Delight's popular parrot faces uncertain future


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Lulu may be out of a home as Pet’s Delight, the State Street pet store, undergoes a change of ownership. New owner Dr. Mandeep Ghumman chose not to keep the bird.

Pet’s Delight has a new owner, but the store’s mascot does not.

 Tatiana Boulankina – who owned the downtown Los Altos pet shop for 13 years – recently confirmed that she sold the business to Dr. Mandeep Ghumman April 7, but he didn’t want to keep Lulu the parrot. Popular with patrons, the blue-and-yellow macaw is perched near the store’s front window.

“Right now, my primary concern is for Lulu,” said Boulankina, who is moving to North Carolina with her family. “I am trying to find a home for her, hopefully in this area so that people can still visit her.”

If she is unable to find a home for Lulu, who has been at Pet’s Delight for five years, Boulankina said her last resort is to take the bird with her. However, she noted, “Lulu would be lonely by herself at home all day. She’s spoiled from all the visitors.”

Lulu turns 8 at the end of the month and Boulankina said she might throw a birthday party for her, though “it may be a farewell party if she leaves the store.”

New store owner Ghumman, a veterinarian, is CEO and founder of HeathyPets Inc., an online pet supply company. When reached by the Town Crier, he declined to be interviewed.

Pet’s Delight is located at 390 State St. For more information, visit petsdelightlosaltos.com.

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