With its fetching motto Come, Stay, Shop Pause Boutique in Rhinebeck, New York, is a delightful destination fordevoted dog lovers. For starters, it doesn’t sell puppies, it promotes animal shelters and shelter dog adoption,which couldn’t be more timely now that it’sOctober, Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.
The store also carries an impressive selection of K9 gear, from food and bowls to collars and clothing, all selected with a keen eye for fun, function, and fashion.
But whether or not you’re able to travel toNew York State’spicturesque Hudson Valley, you can alwaysvisit Pause’sonline shop, where you’re bound to come away with something irresistible for your best friend and/or yourself.To help customers find the goods that are right for their lifestyle, items are conveniently denoted as “Rugged,” “Ritzy,” or “Real.”
Right now, it’s high time to start thinking about holiday shopping, and who on your list has been naughty or nice. With perfect timing, Pause recently unleashed its new collection of jewelry, apparently designed with Dogster shopping hounds in mind.
It’s called Companion Wear and, according to its creators Colleen Dealy and Laura Betti, the collection “recognizes the underlying principles of companionship: love, loyalty, and a good dose of humor.”
There’s “Leader of the Pack” ($375),a glamorous sterling-silver charm bracelet (pictured above)that definitelybelongs in the “Ritzy” category. The weighty chain closes with a toggle clasp composed of a miniature dog collar and fetch stick; the charm sports a pawprint and a handprint along with the words, TOGETHER WE’RE BETTER.
If youprefer your jewelry personalized,the charmmay also be custom-engraved.
The same silver charm adorns another jewelry design (left)called the “Scoundrel”($270).I’d call this item a happy combination of “Rugged,” “Ritzy,” and “Real.”The leather rope in black or russet brown may beworn two ways: as a bracelet simply triple-wrap the leather, then secure thetoggle clasp or as a necklace.
If worn as a necklace, the “Scoundrel” is actually twodesigns in one: Sport it with the clasp at the back and thecharm dangling down, or the charm at the back and the clasp on display,depending on which trinket you prefer to feature.
Dealy and Betti offer customers the chance to give 5 percent of their purchases to one of three charitable organizations: the Good Dog Foundation, the Russell Refuge, or Perfect Pets Rescue.
The Pause team even made a cute video showcasing the “Companion Wear” collection check it out here.