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About Us

Republic of Paws operates two local pet boutiques in the beautiful historic district of Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs, Colorado and in the Riverfront Park community of Downtown Denver. Republic of Paws also operates and online retail boutique offering additional products to our local customers and customers worldwide. Our mission is to provide our customers in Colorado and around the world with access to the best pet products available and to offer product education, resources, and the friendliest customer support in the industry!

Because we are not a large chain or franchise, we rely on the input and suggestions from our customers to make decisions about the products we carry. Many of the products you will find online and in our store are the result of a customer recommendation. If you have a product suggestion or feedback to offer, please contact us! We would love to hear from you.

About the Owners
Republic of Paws is owned by Jason and Molly Smith, proud parents to two Miniature Schnauzers, Klein Jager and Hilda Edelweiss, and one human baby, Jackson Cooper. As avid pet-lovers and outdoor enthusiants, Jason and Molly love living and owning a business in pet-friendly Colorado and love the opportunity to support all of the great Colorado-based pet manufacturers likes I and Love and You, K&H, Kyjen, Organic Pet Superfood, Walk-e-woo, Kong, and more!

Jason and Molly left life in the busy Washington D.C. area in 2008 to move to Colorado Springs and live among other pet and outdoor lovers. They launched in 2009 to serve customers nationwide. It was an instant success, but something was missing. They wanted to get involved in the local community, support local rescue organizations, and give other pet parents a fun place to bring their furry kids to shop and socialize. In 2010, they opened a small boutique in downtown Colorado Springs, unfortunately it was so small that big dog parents found it a little difficult to manuever. So in 2011, Republic of Paws moved to a beautiful new location in historic Old Colorado City where there is plenty of space for dogs of all sizes and breeds to shop with their parents, play a little tug-of-war with other dogs, or even take a nap on the grass-like carpet in the designated sitting area.

In 2013, Republic of Paws acquired Zen Dog Pet Boutique in the Riverfront Community of Downtown Denver. Now called Republic of Paws Denver, this charming little boutique offers a diverse selection of products to the active, fun-loving, and of course pet-loving clientele it serves.

Jason and Molly head up the day-to-day operations of the boutiques and the online store with the help of a team of dedicated, friendly store associates and managers and enjoy the new friends - furry and human - they make every day.