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Meet Mike and Nancy Maida of Pawsh Dog Boutique in Back Bay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike and Nancy Maida.

Mike and Nancy Maida opened Pawsh in October 2008. Soon after they brought their Boston Terrier puppy, Balki, home in January 2007 they realized there was nowhere in the Back Bay to buy food, treats, toys and unique accessories. The pair set out to fill that void by creating a chic boutique and grooming salon offering a variety of healthy, practical and fun options for dogs and their owners. Pawsh has since been voted “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine for Best Dog Grooming in 2011 and 2016, as well as Best Pet Supplies in 2010.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
We ran into some early difficulties trying to find a landlord who was open to the idea of a dog related business in their building. While no new business is without its struggles, we have been very fortunate to have surrounded ourselves with outstanding employees and fabulous clients that have made Pawsh what it is today.

Please tell us about Pawsh Dog Boutique.
Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon is an award-winning dog supply retailer and full-service grooming salon in Boston’s Back Bay. In our retail shop, we specialize in offering a variety of premium food and treats, stylish collars, leashes and apparel, as well as fun toys and gift items. Our grooming salon is staffed by some of the most distinguished dog groomers in New England. We are known for providing premium grooming services in a boutique environment. We are proud of the outstanding customer service and attention to detail we provide in both our retail shop and grooming salon.

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Image Credit:
Joseph F. Maida (portrait of Mike, Nancy & Balki) & Michael Maida (store photos)

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