Our Story

Bringing good health and happiness your way!

Bob and Starla Pellegrino decided to open Pooch N Paws to fulfill both of their lifelong ambitions of starting their own business. It soon became apparent that a pet boutique and bakery was the perfect combination to match up their business desire as well as to blend their human and pet families!

Bob and Starla, along with their 5 kids (Justin, Emily, Jillian, Kirsten and D.J.) and their 7 pets (Bailey, Zoey, Missy, Riley, Tigger, Pepper, and Mandy) started the business in 2010.  As their lives have had twists and turns over the last several years, the Pellegrino family has grown to include more than 12 pets and now spread the family across several states! 

While Bob is originally from Boston and Starla is from Texas, Atlanta is definitely where they call home.


Our Mission/Vision:

We want to create a fun place for pets and their owners to shop that is personalized and unique while supporting and giving back to the community.

See What Our Store is All About

We are so excited about what new opportunities and fun Spring will bring....we have put together this video to connect with people who haven't been to our store. Please share this with your friends if you like our store and support small business....we appreciate you!

Posted by Pooch N Paws Pet Boutique & Bakery on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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This is a picture of Starla and Bob the night before the opening of the original Pooch N Paws in September 2010. They decided to leave at 2:30 am when they came to the realization that they could be there all night long trying to make sure every detail is just right for the next morning.

With the opening of our new larger location in 2013, we have added an enhanced selection of holistic dog/cat food, treats, accessories as well as an entire new offering of services.  These services include a self dog wash area, full service grooming, training and a "Park your Pooch" temporary pet sitting service while you shop and dine in the center.  We hope our new larger location next door to City Hall will bring you the one stop pet shop that will satisfy all your needs!