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Meet Jennifer Newhouse of Two Pals & A pup in Cherry Creek/Congress Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Newhouse.

Jennifer, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
If you’ve ever thought “there’s gotta be more to life than this,” then you’ll understand why the two pals founded Two Pals & A Pup. Taking a chance, one pal abandoned corporate America and jumped feet first into the retail pet industry!

After evaluating current industry trends and assessing various market segments, they concluded that many buyers were looking for more diversified product offerings and a better buying experience — not well served by the large pet store conglomerates. The goal was to create an “old school” neighborhood shop; a place you could stop in with your pet and be greeted with good conversation, friendly banter, and a smile!

The pals made a conscious decision to invest their time and energy into business for four-legged customers and their two-legged friends – to truly make a difference every time the door is opened. Two Pals & A Pup capitalizes on its ability to provide a quality experience for both pets and pet owners… from the conversation to the cookies!

Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Well, these ladies are taking this shot! Their hope is that you’ll come to view the store as a little piece of sanity in this crazy world. A place where you can come with your best friend and watch the tails wag!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not sure if opening a retail shop is ever smooth! 🙂

Struggles:
-The learning curve with technology and product knowledge.
-Having our customers lose their dogs. Never realized when I opened this store that we would have the emotional heartbreak of the death of these dogs.
-Relocation due to the location being sold to a developer.

Please tell us about Two Pals & A pup.
Two Pals & A Pup strives to provide the finest products for your four-legged friends… from bakery selections to our wide array of toys. We realize your pet is a member of your family, which is why we only sell consumables made in the USA. Whether you’re shopping online or coming into our store; we hope we exceed your expectations! After all, we love to see those tails wagging!

Most proud of? The community we’ve built with our regulars… it is truly humbling.

What sets us apart? Our community. We know these pups, we love them, we share in their family’s happy and sad moments. We have built such an amazing place where our regulars have become our friends – both 4 and 2 legged.

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