In 2009 I realized that the right time was approaching if I was seriously going to open a business so the research commenced. Quickly recognizing that a dog bakery wasn’t going to be financially viable on its own I began looking for a complimentary business idea. Thanks to the world wide web and a lot of searching I discovered the self serve dog wash. What would be better than a convenient and easy way to bathe your dog without breaking your back and destroying your house? Marrying the two ideas of the bakery and the dog wash, along with offering all kinds of awesome pet products in a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both fun for dogs and owners alike sounded like a winner to me!
After many months of researching, planning, and building, on January 2, 2012 Mississippi Mutts was born, located near the Mississippi River front in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO. And who are the original Mississippi Mutts you ask? Max was an owner surrender who I rescued on his way to the local pound to be euthanized. Sydney was abandoned by his family, chained to a tree with no food or water. I agreed to foster him and the little guy pretty much immediately became a foster failure and permanently joined my household. Last but not least is Murphy who was rescued from Cape Girardeau’s local Humane Society. Brought in as a stray wandering the streets and in the very last kennel, I fell in love with him at first site.
At Mississippi Mutts you will find a community of wonderful pet owners who love and provide the very best they can for their pets. We strive to do all we can to help local and national rescues alike and always encourage customers to adopt and spay and neuter their pets. We welcome you and your furry friends so stop by the store and see us soon, Woof!!!