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Let Us Help Pick Up Your Dog's Poop!

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Let Us Help Pick Up Your Dog's Poop!

Let's talk about poop for a minute - it's a big deal for us. Earlier this year, Kimberley and I sponsored a Pet Waste Station in our hometown of Hoboken, NJ. The City of Hoboken installed the station, and in exchange we'll keep it stocked with poop bags open to the public. And we were happy to do it! Our Pet Waste Station is on Hudson Street, between 10th and 11th Dog poop is a real public health issue, and one that every responsible dog owner should take to heart. Besides being an unpleasant nuisance for your neighbors, especially in an urban...

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Our Second Pop-Up! Valentine's Day Edition!

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Our Second Pop-Up! Valentine's Day Edition!

After a our first-ever pop-up at the end of January, we thought we'd try again - just in time for Valentine's Day! We held our second pop-up at The Shannon in Hoboken on February 10th, on another cold and rainy night. We're [once again] super thankful to the owner's of The Shannon for letting us use their back room, which had plenty of space for the dogs to run around and play! With only 10 days between pop-ups (and running our pet-sitting business full-time), we weren't able to promote the event as much as we would have under normal circumstances....

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How to Find a Great Dog Walker!

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How to Find a Great Dog Walker!

In addition to the Cuddly Boutique, Kimberley and I run a dog walking and pet sitting business called The Cuddly Cottage! Below we share some tips on finding and choosing the right dog walker for you! We were regular dog owners in Hoboken, NJ before starting The Cuddly Cottage. In fact, the business started as a hobby after a bad experience on Rover and hearing from our neighbors the same difficulty in finding trustworthy, reliable petcare providers that would “treat your dog like their own”. So we started taking care of our neighbor’s cats and dogs when we could, and...

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"Town & Gown" Participation!

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"Town & Gown" Participation!

We're pleased to announce that we're one of the three businesses accepted into the "Town & Gown" program this year - a partnership between the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and St. Peter's University! As part of the program, we were chosen by a team of three students who will study and analyze our business throughout the Spring 2020 semester - and eventually deliver a marketing plan for The Cuddly Boutique! We're excited to participate and work with the students, and have already hosted them on-site twice to observe our dog walking & pet sitting business (The Cuddly Cottage), and they attended...

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Our First Pop-Up Event!

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Our First Pop-Up Event!

Cuddly Ventures is all about serving and improving our community, so hosting a pop-up in Hoboken was a natural idea for getting the word out about The Cuddly Boutique! We held our first pop-up at Louise & Jerry's on January 30th - just in time for the Super Bowl! We're incredibly thankful to them for letting us use their space! We curated the inventory for the big game, including our Cuddly Football, Cuddly Pretzels, and the cold-weather-approved Cuddly Cottage Hoodie!           And we had plenty of people and pups show up, despite the cold, January rain!                  ...

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