are a full-service store for dogs and cats, now in our 9th year of offering a wide variety of pet foods
and supplies, supplements, doggie day care, puppy pre-kindergarten,
do-it-yourself grooming, training classes and mediation services.
You and your
dogs are always welcome!
We firmly believe there are no silly questions about dogs and cats,
except those that aren’t asked! Call
or come in for help.
Pictures on the first day of business at the new store:
Left: Becky, Laurie, Cindy, Geanie
Right: Laurie, Laura
has gone to the dogs, and cats too, but it’s all in a good way. High Tails Dog
& Cat Outfitters owner Laurie Raymond officially opened her new Downtown
Dogs and Cats store this week at 823 Grand Ave., in the Melby Building space
formerly occupied by Personality boutique. The new downtown storefront will
serve the retail side of the High Tails business, with an expanded range of dog
and cat food, toys and supplies, Raymond said.
Tails’ pet day care and service center at 50633 Highway 6 in West Glenwood is
also expanding with a new veterinary technician on board and a new groomer as
well. “We were needing to expand the dog day care space,” Raymond said. “The
West Glenwood location is perfect for the services, but not so much for
retail.” This location is staffed by Robbi Villemaire, Mike Downing, Jessica
Carlson and Groomer Morgan Myrick.
first opened High Tails in February 2004, on Valentine’s Day, along with her partner,
the late Beth Byerly. She said she had been thinking about opening a separate
retail location for several years. But, with the downturn in the economy, and
after Byerly’s death three years ago, the timing wasn’t quite right.
after talking to some other downtown business owners about the benefits of a
central location with lots of both foot and vehicle traffic, she said she
decided downtown was the place to be.
are always looking in as they’re cruising downtown. It’s the perfect size, and
I just love all the windows,” Raymond said the front display area, which
features an arrangement of stuffed dogs and cats peering out to those passing
by. “It has a certain look and just fits in the mountain resort downtown,” she
said, adding she also looks forward to reaching more tourists with her new
Raymond at the downtown store is longtime local business woman and animal
advocate Becky Spagnolo “I’ve always loved animals, it’s just sort of been my
thing, and so I thought this would be a fun venture,” said Spagnolo, who
formerly owned Spagnolo’s Pizza in Glenwood Springs with her husband Corey. Most
recently, she was the dog and cat department manager at Petco in the Glenwood
Meadows shopping center. Spagnolo said she has always tried to help the local
shelters and other pet-related causes through her restaurant and other
businesses over the years, and also helped organize the effort to build the
city dog park along the Rio Grande Trail. “This is definitely something I
wanted to do, and the downtown location will be great,” she said.
of our people are knowledgeable and skilled when it comes to pet needs,”
Raymond said. “We like being a community resource for pet owners.”
from November 15, 2013 Post Independent article by John Strou
MORE BIG NEWS!
Laurie Raymond, owner of High Tails, has a monthly column in the Post Independent, called "Sextiped Valley”, devoted
to better living with pets as a community. It runs on the4th Thursday
of each month. We also have them on this website. Click here to read her articles!
GOING ON NOW . . .
classes are offered in the following areas. Call (970-945-0014) for more
information. - Beginner/Manners Classes on Tuesday nights. The
cost is still $110 for 6 weeks. - Intermediate Classes on Saturdays; taught by
Terri McCarthy We will
offer Beginner/Puppy and Advanced and Games when there is interest, so don’t
hesitate to call.
BATH BENEFIT FUNDRAISERS
benefit for September was wildly successful, raising $875 for "Mr. Dude,”
a Pomeranian who was attacked by raccoons. He is doing beautifully after
multiple surgeries to reconstruct his face and his shoulder wound is almost
completely healed. All Dogs & Cats clinic was wonderful in helping
Ashley, Dude's "mom" with discounted care.
Our next benefit date is Sunday, December 1. Are you an
avid Broncos fan? No worries - we will have a TV there on days when the benefit
coincides with a Broncos game! (Note: We
occasionally deviate from our "first Sunday" regular schedule when it
falls on a holiday weekend, as Labor Day did.)
Bring your dog for a bath or help as a volunteer at these monthly benefits! In
addition to helping some wonderful pets and their families, these
benefits are LOTS OF FUN! To help out, contact us at High Tails.
Click here for more information on these Bath Benefit Fundraisers.
GUIDED DOG WALKS/HIKES TAILOR FOR YOU Available May through September, guides are local folks familiar with trails and AND with dog
behavior/first aid. We will customize the price and experience to your
and your dog's age and fitness level. Explore the Roaring Fork Valley
with your dog - call us at 970-947-0014.