D’Luxurious Paws opened at 924 Light St. in Federal Hill. The new pet store, which offers pet grooming, dog day care and dog obedience school services, is taking over a space that once housed the Pawtimore pet store before it closed in January.
D’Luxurious Paws is owned by D’Andre Lewis, who has been a pet groomer for 12 years and previously worked at Pawtimore, PetSmart and Downtown Dog Resort. He has launched a mobile grooming business in recent months and has been working since March to open the storefront as he faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lewis is originally from Baltimore and has always been an animal lover. He has two dogs, a cat and a lizard at home. He said it was a surreal feeling to have your own business.
The shop offers grooming for all breeds of dogs as well as for cats and rabbits. The store room for dog daycare and boarding has flat screen TVs for dogs, synthetic turf, murals of trees and plants, and antique style ages. The retail space sells collars, leashes, shampoos, dog clothes, dog-themed human clothing, treats and toys, and will soon also feature Nulo pet food. D’Luxurious Paws has set up a backdrop for dog photos and will host events such as animal photos with Santa Claus.
D’Luxurious Paws is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By André Lewis
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