Looking for a treat for your pet in Snowmass Village? Head over to GuapoDog
Nestled in Snowmass Mall is GuapoDog, a local, pet-supply store serving the Snowmass community with all their pet-supply needs.
The store opened in 2021 but has been under new ownership, Snowmass villager Anna Todovich, since April. This is the store’s third summer in business, and she’s been there every step of the way, even before she became the owner.
“I’ve always been a huge pet lover and grew up in a household around a lot of animals,” she said. “The pieces fell together at the right time, and I had a lot of encouragement and amazing support from some particularly close friends.”
Though she doesn’t have any dogs at the moment, she is the proud owner of one cat named Chalupa Batman.
“The pet store kind of gives me my fill (of dogs),” she said, adding that she hopes to add a new pup to her family not too far in the distance.
GuapoDog caters primarily towards dogs and cats. They carry a wide variety of dog and cat foods, treats, toys, and accessories in the lively, colorful store.
Todovich said one of the highlights of the store is the Biscuit Bar, a dog’s version of a coffee bar.
“It’s a great way for people to stop in and get their dog a treat or something if they’re up in the mall,” she said. “People can grab a drink and a little snack for their dogs before heading out on a trail.”
From life jackets for water-loving dogs to organic CBD for scaredy-cats, GuapoDog has everything a pet owner could need.
“I really worked hard to keep the store a hybrid between both a traditional pet store and a boutique store. So you can get everything from the daily functional items, like waste bags or dog wipes to the fancy and unique finds. I spend a lot of time picking out and trying to find unique stuff,” she said.
Todovich does her best to cater to her customers. She said if there are specific items a pet owner is looking for that she doesn’t carry, she tries to start carrying that item to make it easy for pet owners to get the supplies they need.
“We have a huge pet-loving community here, and I think, especially being a small store, it makes it easier to have that one-on-one connection with customers. I’m able to engage with the people that come in and get to know their pets and their pets’ names, and it’s been really neat,” she said.
The store will be open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during the off-season for all the locals who want to stop by and grab a treat for their beloved pets.
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