Claudia poses with shop dogs Rory and Brodie.
Nestled in the small coastal city of Rye, New York lies a truly special dog and cat supply store, All Paws Gourmet. The store originally opened in 2002 and was purchased five years later by Claudia Baker, after a chance meeting with the owner. “When I purchased All Paws Gourmet in October of 2007, I handpicked everything that was going to be in it,” said Claudia. “I wanted all the products to be made in the USA and for the average person to be able to shop here.” We’d say Claudia has accomplished that and much more! Today, the 1,100 square foot store offers everything from food to treats and toys for dogs and cats, and fabulous gift items for all pet lovers.
For your convenience, All Paws Gourmet is open for curbside pickup.
While All Paws Gourmet is wildly popular with locals, customers from Long Island to Connecticut make the trip to glean Claudia’s knowledge of all things pets. In addition to extensive knowledge of nutrition and a great selection of healthy foods, All Paws Gourmet is known for its wide variety of accessories including Up Country’s collar and leashes for cats and dogs. “People say I have the largest display and widest design variety of collars they’ve ever seen.”
So many collars, there is style and size for every dog!
What are All Paws Gourmet's most popular designs, you ask? “The Pawprint Stripe and Big Bones have been very popular for quite some time. For summer, people love the Whale and Anchors Aweigh designs, and around the holidays our Christmas patterns are a big hit.” With such a great local presence and tight-knit community that surrounds them, All Paws Gourmet is always giving back. Whether it be through financial contributions to local rescues or occasional adoption days hosted at the store, Claudia is always looking out for furry friends in need. Claudia's favorite part of being in the pet industry? “Aside from being in love and beyond passionate about animals, I feel a great connection to dog people and fully believe that if you love animals then you are a good person. When pet people come into the store, I enjoy contributing to the health and welfare of their beloved family members. Our customers have become family.”
For more on All Paws Gourmet, we encourage you to visit the store’s new website www.allpawsgourmetpetstore.com. And, be sure to stop by in person to say hi to shop dogs Rory and Brodie!