After two months of rehabilitation and physical therapy in Florida, Joe moved back to Texas with the intention of opening his very own pet store. Joe and his brother, Garold, had a mutual affection for animals, and as kids, they had a mutual dream of opening a pet store together. When he left Florida for Texas, Joe finally opened the pet store in Arlington with his husband and brother.
For the first couple of years, they sold reptiles, fish and birds. As time went on, the brothers found new and creative ways of making money, which they used to purchase small exotic animals for the store. Things were going as good as they could’ve hoped, and the Schreibvogel brothers were content with their small business for a while.