A pet boutique owner reveals the stuff that's so good she always makes sure to have it in stock.

By Tamara Kraus
June 25, 2018

Husband and wife Jason and Molly Smith have fostered about 20 rescue dogs and have two of their own pups (one is a rescue), so it was no surprise when they decided to open Republic of Paws in Colorado Springs. The couple's mission to support rescue shelters while selling healthy products—largely from independent, local companies—has helped them develop a loyal customer base. In 2013, they opened their second location, in Denver, and three years later, they expanded into grooming (they groom foster dogs for free). The stores are known in the communities as funky yet practical shopping environments where the Smiths and their employees know their furry customers by name. Molly walked us through the couple’s favorite finds, all available at republicofpaws.com.

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