pussy and pooch

Downtown kittens and pups might just behave a bit better with the opening of two new businesses dedicated to pampering them and making the four-legged life a bit more enjoyable.

Adding to their two current locations–their flagship store on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, and another shop in Los Angeles–Pussy & Pooch has opened what they called a “streamlined version” of their store along the Promenade on Broadway.

“[We provide] everyday pet essentials including an array of premium pet foods and treats, basics for walking, training, and pet care, plus plenty of fun toys for playful pooches and pussy cats,” said Pussy & Pooch owners Rob Gaudio and Janene Zakrajsek in a joint release. “We are super excited to join the growing neighborhood and provide a much-needed amenity for the downtown community.”

{loadposition newbusiness}For those looking to pamper their pooch with all the full stops, Doggie Paws World has opened a 1,700-sq ft facility that operates as a daycare, training and wellness center in the Camden Harbor View Apartments off of Ocean Boulevard.

Intially a mobile service founded by Carol Reed, Na Onka Mixon, and Joshua Morphis, Doggie Paws World hopes to not just provide a haven for pups, but seeks to educate owners and pets alike.

“We’ve always been dedicated to serving the unique needs of pets and their owners,” said Mixon. “We’re thrilled to expand our impact on the vibrant Long Beach pet-friendly community with our new facility and personalized programs.”

The business will also be contributing to the pet rescue community through a partnership with Sparky and the Gang, a nonprofit in Long Beach under the umbrella West Coast Animal Rescue organization.

“In the shop and online we offer fundraising bracelets with our signature tie-dye design,” said Reed. “We also look forward to hosting pet adoptions, speakers, and gala events. More than anything, we want to make a positive impact on the entire canine community.”

Pussy & Pooch is located at 222 E. Broadway. They can be reached at (562) 624-1199.
Doggie Paws World is located at 250 W. Ocean Blvd. They can be reached at (562) 794-7149.

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