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From staff reports
Shop Dog Boutique made the inaugural list of America’s Coolest Stores by the magazine Pets+.
The America’s Coolest Stores contest highlights the best examples of independent pet businesses throughout the United States. Stores are judged by a panel of retail experts on business practices, history, online presence, traditional advertising, interior decor and curb appeal.
The inaugural contest in the magazine’s first year of publication saw entries from 17 states.
“We feel privileged to bring our readers the best of the best in our industry,” said Ralf Kircher, Pets+ editor in chief. “Winning stores often have amazing product lineups and are impressive to look at. But a store wouldn’t really fit our ‘cool’ criteria if it weren’t for such aspects as innovative marketing, creative retail environment and a unique work culture.”
Shop Dog Boutique was one of five honorable mention award winners. Jungle Bob’s Reptile World in New York took first place, followed by The Animal Connection in Virginia and The Hungry Puppy in New Jersey.
Shop Dog Boutique made the inaugural list of America’s Coolest Stores by a pet magazine.