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New pet boutique opensPosted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 4:55 PM
Mississippi Mutts bakery, bath and boutique has opened at 1231 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau.
Its bakery case is filled with freshly baked treats made with human-quality ingredients said owner Sherry Jennings.
Mississippi Mutts also carries all natural pet foods, toys and acessories.
It has a two-bay self-service dog wash and will host educational seminars and activities including Yappy Hour specials and Mutt Mondays, when mixed breed dogs receive half-price baths.
Grooming services will be added soon, Jennings said.
Jennings, who owns three dogs herself, said starting her own pet business has been her dream for many years. She has worked as a manager at Lincare, a in-home respiratory care company, for the past seven years and will continue in this role in addition to running her new business. She encourages customers to bring their dog or cat into the store and hopes it will become a place where pet owners can socialize together.
Mississippi Mutts is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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