A Boutique for Pets
For pet owners local to Paphos, you may recognise Marianna Koufetta from her previous employment at ‘Petzstuff’ in Chloraka. Marianna in fact has 7 years’ experience within the pet retail industry and a lifelong passion for animals. This led her to channel her inner entrepreneur and eventually create her own boutique exclusively for pets. Marianna’s vision became a reality on 3rd October 2020.
House of Paws
The name itself, is reminiscent of old, Parisienne couture houses and gives a nod to Marianna’s artistic imagination. Definitely a boujis change to the usual popular names for pet stores.
The eye-catching pink pet boutique lies on Kissonerga’s main road, with the sea as a pretty backdrop. Whilst Marianna’s business remains in it’s infancy, her well deserved reputation has generated a loyal clientbase with locals and expats shopping at her new boutique.
Upon entering this pink haven you will be affectionately greeted by Marianna’s 2 pooches and stared at moodily by her kitty. Oh yes, the perks of being the boss means being able to bring the furries to work daily! If you are exploring the avian and small mammals section, you will be watched by the beady-eyed security, in the shape of a cheeky ferret. Naturally, Marianna’s furry friends help her oversee the operations of the boutique. Customers are encouraged to visit with their pets too, so they can choose their treats and sniff all the other items.
Marianna certainly has a special way with animals. Whilst dogs remain her favourite, she extends her care and empathy towards all creatures and is particularly adept with calming the energy of “troublesome” critters.
Alongside dogs and cats, ‘House of Paws’ caters to many species of animals: small mammals, aquatic, reptiles and avian. There are cages and tanks available, along with specialist foods, water pumps, supplements, bedding, and feeding dishes … including; Toy mirrors for parrots, Heat lamps for snakes, and Berry treats for bunny rabbits and even the latest Tag Engraving … With such a broad range of stock, the boutique is certainly close to a ‘Noah’s Ark’!
The range of organic, artisanal and gourmet food on offer at ‘House of Paws’ really makes them stand out as a pet supplier. Food choices ranges from dry, wet, frozen and additional dietary supplements and lots of nice Treats for your pets.
For dessert or for being a good boy or girl there are handcrafted choccys, biscuits and cakes. Most savvy pet owners nowadays want to feed their babies food that isn’t heavily processed, preferring foods free of additives etc.
Whilst Marianna stocks many of the usual pet food brands available in the supermarkets ie. “Felix” cat food, Marianna urges any pet owners to enjoy the abundance of healthier options she has carefully sourced … Brands such as; Country Farms, Shesir, and Forthglade. So why not show your pet how much you love them by buying them some posh grub!
Fashion and Accessories
If you’re the type of pet owner who loves to pamper their babies, you will discover a plethora of toys, clothing and accessories at ‘House of Paws’! My personal favourites are the pink furry cat trees and the snuggly fleece pet beds, available in small, medium or large for cats, dogs, bunny rabbits and ferrets … Depending on the season, clothing will range from water-resistant winter coats to casual spring hoodies. You can even colour co- ordinate leads, collars and harnesses with clothing, if it tickles your fancy!
Marianna also stocks various shampoos and grooming accessories. However, wanting to expand her business and deliver the optimum service to her clients, she has decided to open a pet grooming service too. It will be located directly above ‘House of Paws’ and ready for her clients in May 2021, so, not long to wait! A grooming expert will attend to all your furry friends needs and leave them looking like superstars, ready for the summer season … Stay tuned on ‘What’s On Cyprus’ and ‘House of Paws’ social media for the official opening date and welcome party!
– Tag Engraving
– Food and treats
– Small mammals
All major credit cards are accepted and don’t forget to ask Marianna about any seasonal promotions or discounts … Marianne can also arrange delivery direct to your home …
Open all year
Daily: 8:30am ”til 6pm
Wednesday and Saturday: 9am ’til 3pm
Closed on Sundays
You’ll find House of Paws at 45, Chrysoneras Avenue, Kissonerga, Paphos, 8574 … There is parking space at the front of the store and it is easily accessible on the 615 bus route. However, if you somehow manage to miss the large pink store front, the boutique is directly opposite ‘Pizza Caliano’ and ‘Gift Finder’ … See map below …
GPS: 34.823411, 32.392097
Perfect pets need a pink boutique!
by Carmen Ghian, Area Manager, Paphos