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The concept for Pause is simple: provide unique quality products for discerning dog lovers and the dogs who love them, in a friendly, fun atmosphere geared toward community involvement.

COME: We've got the biggest selection of dog collars in the Hudson Valley; the best toys, beds and apparel on the market; organic treats and chews; a select line of quality dog and cat foods; all natural health and wellness products; unique gift items; fun accessories; eco-friendly products - and more! 

STAY: We're community minded. One of our favorite things to do is to bring people together – with and without their dogs. Throughout the year we plan a host of educational and social events that all are welcome to attend.

SHOP: Most of our products give back in some way, because we like to work with companies who create items that are eco-friendly, support not-for-profits and that are made in the U.S.A. We also like to think that we're friendly and helpful and pride ourselves on getting you exactly what you need.


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About us

Sammy Schreiber & Her Dog Riley


Pause Dog Boutique opened in May 2008. Sammy became the owner of the shop in January 2016. Laura & Ella are still involved behind the scenes. And you'll be sure to see them at special events!


Having grown up in Rhinebeck, Sammy recieved her B.S. in Digital Media from Marist College. She does freelance graphic design as part of 7 dog design. Sammy enjoys drawing cartoon portraits for Pause and illustrated the book, "A Day with Dutchess: Life Lessons From a Blind Therapy Dog."


Riley is a 14 year old Australian Kelpie. His best tricks include skateboarding and playing a miniature piano. He can communicate using buttons on a recordable sound board. But eating is his favorite! (Like dog, like owner). He is always willing to high five or take a bow for a treat. Riley particularly enjoys trying to steal kelp bones from the shop.

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