Photo by Becca Sabot
Catnip Toys ($10–$11.99), Bone ($9.99), and Stick ($18)
Dogs of St. Paul finally have a cool gathering spot in Lowertown: Cocobear Boutique & Pet Care is strategically outfitted with benches and trees just outside its door, welcoming the pups that owner Madeleine Poling has been walking and pet sitting for years. “This was my dream, to open a pet boutique and do something for the community,” says Poling, who pulled together a charming mix of animal-inspired wall hangings, artist-made pet toys, natural pet foods, and the latest CD from The New Standards (her dad Chan Poling’s band), too.
197 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-222-6367, cocobearpetcare.com