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© 2015 by 7 DOG DESIGN.

We Are

A Dog Shop‹

That Thinks Differently

Why hello there. We're glad you want to shop local at Pause!

Sure, shopping online can be fun and easy (except when the Internet goes down), but there is something really reassuring about perusing products in good old fashioned brick and mortar. 

We're not your typical dog boutique. Sniff us out! Pause specializes in providing unique, high-quality, products for discerning dog lovers and their dogs. We offer stylish accessories, natural foods and treats, and a holistic approach to dog care. When you come visit, you will find friendly and helpful staff, personalized service and an array of:

  Carefully selected treats and chews that are naturally preserved and free of corn, wheat, soy, grains and other fillers
  American made, eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind products, many of which give back in some way
  Collars, harnesses and leads
  Functional and fun apparel 
  All-natural health and wellness products 
  Unique and interactive toys
  Beautiful and functional beds and blankets
  Products made by local artisans
  And much to the dogs' items too!

Additionally, every product we sell is tested by a member of our staff to ensure that it stands up to the high quality our customers have come to expect from us. We also think you should know that our focus is on responsibility, with more than 75% of the products we carefully select to sell giving back in some way. We pride ourselves on making smart choices for the greater good.

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“In the never ending search of ways to spoil my pugs, I came across Pause Dog Boutique. Laura not only has amazing products and healthy treats but she also ‘pays it forward’ in her generosity to many pet causes. When you walk in her store, you feel like you are at a friends house, always remembering you and willing to help you in any way she can. The ‘Yappy Hour’ during the summer is a great way to just hang out with your dog and meet others with that same passion about their pets. Whether it is informative classes, pet friendly events or just shopping for that special treat, you will find it at the store or Laura will find it for you. Rosie, Mikey and I highly recommend Pause Dog Boutique and hope to see you there!” – Carol C.

“I love Pause, and so do my dogs, as they are always welcome in Laura's store! It's my choice for collars, toys and beds, and they have THE best selection of healthy treats! Confident, Giving & Kind, Laura is an asset to the local community as she works to network with local businesses, holds informative and fun events for dogs and their humans, and often donates to local charities. As a fellow business owner, I have a lot of respect for Laura, as she's competent yet gracious. I highly recommend you check out the store, and meet her hostesses, Empi and Ella. Pause is really THE ONLY place to shop for your dog in Dutchess County.” – Lisa F.

“We can not say enough about Laura and Pause Dog Boutique!! From the first time we visited, Pugsly and Webster were welcomed with open arms to browse at all the fabulous things Pause has to offer!! Pause offers the best in treats, toys, food and anything else your best friend may be looking for. Pugsly and Webster love to browse for what smells good to them, because after all, they know mommy will buy it for them!! Laura is just a great person --- she supports many causes and supports others (both of the human and canine kind) in their endeavors. Pause has a ‘family’ feel to it . . .you feel like you can just hang and chat with her and her pups and take your time while browsing through her store! Pause has offered several events from ‘Yappy Hour’ to canine massage classes, pet first aide etc. Pause offers not only quality merchandise, but quality programs to ensure only the best for the ‘furry’ member of your family. We, without hesitation, highly recommend you visit Laura and Pause Dog Boutique . . you will have a fabulous time and will keep going back for more!!! Pugsly and Webster give it ‘8’ Paws up!!!” – Lisa C.


"We love Pause Dog Boutique. We can always find cute and unique dog collars, yummy treats and cool toys. Summit loves to browse the store and pick out a favorite toy or two. Empi and Ella are the sweetest dogs. Laura has great pet friendly events at the store and supports the community. I can always find what I'm looking for or Laura can help find it for us. We highly recommend to check out Pause Dog Boutique and meet Laura, Empi and Ella." - Judi S.