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april2010spca.jpgPaws pet boutique is more than just a business. We are passionate about our Community Outreach activities and work to make a difference. In 2013 we have raised and donated over $25,000 to animal welfare charities

 Email us at earsup@pawspetboutique.com if you would like to be added to our email newsletter to learn about new products, specials and events. You can follow us on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for the latest too.

Here's an image of Ben enjoying his dog cake on one of 'Ben's Cruises for Compassion' to benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund we hosted. This non-profit rescued our Ben is always a focus of our fundraising. Click here to read the article in O, The Oprah Magazine about how ALDF represented in court and rescued Ben and 300+ other dogs.  



Catch the spirit of the season with these special happenings at Paws pet boutique... 

Pick up this postcard for reminders on our upcoming Paw Posie Day and Ugly Sweater Party & Contest.


Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014



 Thanks to everyone who joined us for this great day!

We appreciate your support of small businesses.


Your Paws Crew...

Nicole, Mariel, Michelle, Larry and Sherry

 Paws team photo taken by Red Leash Pet Photography



Paw Posie Painting - Happened on Sunday, November 30, 2014

with artists Rosemary and John Williams from 10 AM to 3 PM 

Oh what fun it was! We painted 26 Paw Posies from your pet's paw prints. Over $100 will be donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund and priceless pieces of art were created. It was a great day that we hope to do again next year - same time, same place.


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 uglysweater-credit200.jpgUgLy Sweater Contest & Party, Saturday December 6 from 6 to 8 PM

Our first ever Ugly Sweater celebration is happening! Rock your tacky sweater and/or your dog's sweater for a festive night. Refreshments served and specials throughout the store for those who are wearing something with ugly taste. 

Our judges will review and debate all participants to determine 3 winners. $50 Paws pet boutique gift certificates will be given to:

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2. Tackiest Human Sweater

3. Ugliest Dog and People Sweater Pair

We are uber excited to have Tracy Menz of Tracy Menz Jewelry Designs, Erin Bogan of Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat and Lori Gross of Red Leash Pet Photography as part of our juding panel!

Contest begins at 7 PM and sweaters must be worn. It's all for fun so we hope you'll come.

'Tis the season of giving so we'll also be collecting towels and gently worn collars for the SPCA. 

It'll be a wonderful night to come down, enjoy the town and get some of your holiday shopping done at Paws pet boutique.Gift wrapping is always complimenatry too. Relax and let's have some fun!


Midnight Madness & 11th Hour Traditions continue downtown historic Annapolis in 2014.

Downtown comes to life with strolling carolers amist the beautiful decorations throughout our warm cozy town.Shops are open late to allow the community to come together to visit with neighbors, dine out and shop for the holidays. As always, Paws pet boutique always offers complimentary gift wrapping online and in our boutique. Just ask! Look forward to helping you find unique gifts for those on your list!

Thursday, December 4 open until Midnight for Midnight Madness

Thursday, December 11 open until Midnight for Midnight Madness II

Thursday, December 18 open until 11 PM for Eleventh Hour shopping


We've had many special dog-friendly events over the years, which you can see on our Past Events Page.

Below are a couple that really standout. Thanks for your support...

Ben's Dazzling Auction

To benefit Animal Legal Defense Fund (August 22 to September 7, 2013). $9,400 was raised from Ben's Auction and affiliated donations. Special thanks to Dick Smothers and The Squires Group for their continued support of our fundraising efforts and to all those who help make it happen! For details on past events click here.

Ben's Dog-friendly Waterfront Benefit in 2012!

(below: Dick Smothers of The Smothers Brothers with Michelle, Ben & Larry of Paws pet boutique)

Dick of The Smothers comes to Paws pet boutique  



Ben's Benefit on Sept. 8 supports ALDF









Cruisin' for Compassion

Ben's Waterfront Benefit Bash

Amazing...Thank you! Our September 8, 2012 event sold-out and raised over $14,000 with an additional $10,000 donation from The Squires Group.

This $24,200 donation to Animal Legal Defense Fund will support their efforts to introduce Animal Law through Law Schools, work with District Attorneys to insure animal abusers are charged and convicted of their crimes and represent animals in the legal system when they need a voice!

Our dog Ben and 300+ other dogs were represented by ALDF and removed from horrific conditions with a hoarder. Their work is so important!

Through the generous support of businesses and individuals, the evening offered 80 silent auction prizes, a raffle with Dick Smothers Bike, tasty food and refreshments including a wine tasting by Wine Cellars of Annapolis.  Fortunately the night's festivities were captured by Red Leash Pet Photography. Check back, we'll have the link to the photo video here shortly! Check for photos on our Facebook page too.

Dick Smothers raffles his bike for to benefit the animals


Please patronize the donors that you see listed in our Event Program below...



 Heartfelt thanks to Annapolis IT Staffing company


Thanks again to our alpha sponsors...




Want to still support the cause?
Consider picking up a Ben's Benefit T-shirt while they last. All proceeds donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Bens Benefit Shirts Give Back to the Animals



ben-smiling08.jpgBen's Dog-friendly Cruise for Compassion #5

took place Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7-10 PM

Thanks to you & local businesses $10,800 was raised from Ben's Cruise & Raffle!

Our generous thanks to The Squires Group, an IT Staffing company in Annapolis, who matched $10,000. Amazing!!!

$20,800 was donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund to help stop animal abuse & neglect.

 Red Leash Pet Photography donated their time and talents on Ben's Cruise and created a beautiful Slideshow of the event. You have to check it out by clicking here.

Dan Haas with Ben's Bones entertained us like only they could and so many businesses came forward to donate food or Silent Auction items. We will list all the businesses here shortly. Please patronize them! Red Leash Pet Photography...Augustine's Diamond Boutique, Casa Nova...Stoney River Legendary Steaks...Harry Brownes...Galway Bay Irish Pub...Loews Annapolis Hotel...Carrol's Creek Restaurant...Davis Pub...Broadneck Grill...Garry's Grill...Greater Annapolis Vet...Paws & Possibilities Dog Training...Bowtie Cinemas...Wagging Tail Portraits...Rams Head...South River Golf...Halo Salon...Potato Valley Cafe...Chick and Ruth's Deli and Scotlauer Inn...Varuna Spa & Salon, Stella & Dot Jewelry...Zachary's Jewelers to name a few.

All proceeds donated to Animal Legal Defense Fund who rescued our Jack Russell Ben and continues to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals. Special Thanks to our sponsors...





 ALDF has a brief video of Ben's Cruise #4 festivities and some photos on their blog, which you can get to by clicking here.



We are grateful for all Animal Legal Defense Fund does improve the lives of animals.   Our little Jack Russell terrier, Ben, was rescued, 09bencakew-gs.jpgalong with over 300 other dogs, from a puppy mill/hoarder that had them “living” in unthinkable circumstances. This is one of many court cases initiated by ALDF where they speak on behalf of the animals. Thanks to ALDF, Ben’s court case was won so he and all his former fur friends can now live in homes with love. Unfortunately the work continues, so join us in supporting ALDF.

Learn more at www.aldf.org



In the News

Paws voted #1 Pet Boutique in Annapolis - 2007Paws pet boutique is voted #1 Pet Boutique in Annapolis! bestof2007.jpg

We are proud and honored that those of you who live and work in our community voted Paws pet boutique "The Best" in What's Up Annapolis magazine's "Best of Annapolis 2007 Awards". Our mission is to provide a spirited, neighborhood- friendly environment where customers find reasonably-priced, quality specialty items that celebrate pets. Along the way we want to improve the lives of as many people and pets as possible through our store, our products, our outreach to pet causes and our website. We will continue to strive to provide you, the customer, the best there is to offer in products, information and service. Thank you!


Paws pet boutique is chosen as #1



Thank you Annapolis! Paws pet boutique was voted the Best Pet Store in What’s Up? Annapolis magazine’s “Best of Annapolis 2006 Awards”.

“…Whether you’re shopping for the pooch or for the feline, Paws provides everything from novel water bowls to custom-made treats, ensuring that when it comes to your pets, they’ve thought of everything.” – What’s Up? Annapolis magazine, June 2006.

With more votes than ever, this year’s survey highlights the best of the best in Annapolis. Paws pet boutique is honored to receive this award.


Paws Sees Stars…Movie that is

The site of Paws pet boutique was chosen as one of the filming locations for the movie “Failure to Launch” starring Sarah Jessica Parker. It was exciting to watch and a pleasure to meet Sarah Jessica.

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