Raleigh & Co Offers Unique Pet Products for Discerning Pets and Their Owners

Raleigh & Co

Betsy Kaminski and Diane Galt named their store Raleigh & Co after their rescue Beagle “Raleigh.”   Credit: Leslie Yager

Shoppers and their dogs celebrated the opening of Raleigh & Co. on Bruce Park Ave on Saturday. The store offers an array of fine pet goods including treats, leashes, beds, gates, toys and apparel, including dog jackets and raincoats.

dog cakeGuests enjoyed refreshments from Le Pain Quotidien, a dog-themed cake from Aux Delices. The owners of the store, Betsy Kaminski and Diane Galt, were generous with artisan pet treats and raffle winners were thrilled with the prizes.

As guests sipped champagne and dogs sampled treats, Betsy and Diane, along with their rescue Beagle “Raleigh,” the namesake of the store made new friends.

“We’ve had a great turnout today,” Betsy said, estimating that about 70 people stopped by for the grand opening. Betsy and Diane, who live here in Greenwich, hope to collaborate with non profit animal welfare organizations through their new shop.

“We like what the Gray Muzzle Organization is doing to help senior dogs. We were inspired by adopting our own dog,” Betsy said, as Diane showed off a birthday cake made with dog-friendly ingredients.  Raleigh was rescued by Diane and Betsy in 2002 when the Beagle was a stray in North Carolina.

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Betsy and Diane with Raleigh, the rescue Beagle who was a stray in Raleigh, NC  before they adopted him. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fancy treats for pets on the counter at Raleigh & Co during the store's grand opening party on Oct. 10, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fancy treats for pets on the counter at Raleigh & Co during the store’s grand opening party on Oct. 10, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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A Rottweiler puppy makes new friends at the grand opening of Raleigh & Co on Oct. 10, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Adorable Rottie puppy at the grand opening of Raleigh & Co on Oct. 10, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Betsy and Diane saw the need to open Raleigh & Co. after experiencing difficulties accessing the best products for their Beagle, Raleigh, who was found wandering the streets of Raleigh, NC in 2002. Following his rescue, Raleigh needed medical treatment and, as Betsy and Diane felt, a chance at the best life possible.

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At Raleigh & Co, the style-conscious product line was inspired by pet wellness and conceptualized by Greenwich residents, Betsy Kaminski and Diane Galt whose goal for Raleigh & Co. is to provide a space where every pet owner can easily find the highest quality supplies to promote the health and happiness of their dog or cat. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Unique and stylish collars on display at Raleigh & Co. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Cashmere hand-kit sweaters for dogs at Raleigh & Co. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Crawl inside and take a nap inside one of these clever beds. Credit: Leslie Yager

Screen Shot 2015-10-10 at 7.23.02 PM Eric Zimmerman and Oliver Bentley, “Ollie B” for short were on hand to introduce their store-within-a-store concept. Eric, who traveled all the way from Savanna, Georgia for the grand opening of Raleigh & Co in Greenwich said his Oliver Bentleys Biscuits are baked in small batches in Savannah.

The treats arealready sold in Whole Foods and Orvis in the 1 lb size. But, with the store-within-a-store concept at Raleigh & Co, customers can purchase the biscuits in a forever tin that they can replenish. There is also variety of options in terms of quantity.

“The idea is to get the dog treats onto the counter and out of the cupboard,” Eric said, adding that each biscuit is made with natural and organic ingredients. Oliver Bentleys biscuits are all made in Savannah and individually hand-stamped.

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Oliver Bentleys Dog Biscuits are designed to get the dog biscuits out of the cupboard and onto the counter. Credit: Leslie Yager

Oliver Bentleys

Oliver Bentleys dog biscuits are made in Savannah in small batches, with each biscuit hand stamped. Credit: Leslie Yager

Raleigh & Co is located at 209 Bruce Park Ave, across from J. Papers, Bon Ton Fish Market and Greenwich Prime Meats.

Tel. (203) 340-9170

Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm

The renovated corner shop is located at 209 Bruce Park Avenue across from J. Papers, Bon Ton Fish Market and Greenwich Prime Meats.

The renovated corner shop is located at 209 Bruce Park Avenue across from J. Papers, Bon Ton Fish Market and Greenwich Prime Meats. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The renovated corner shop is located at 209 Bruce Park Avenue across from J. Papers, Bon Ton Fish Market and Greenwich Prime Meats. Credit: Leslie Yager

209 Bruce Park Ave

At 209 Bruce Park Ave, Raleigh & Co is located at 209 Bruce Park Avenue across from J. Papers, Bon Ton Fish Market and Greenwich Prime Meats. Credit: Leslie Yager


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