Our Story

The Cuddly Boutique is founded by Tom & Kimberley Bueno-Schonig over their mutual love of caring for pets. With two dogs of their own, Gamma {right} and Waffles {left}, they began a local pet sitting business, The Cuddly Cottage that prioritized making pets feel at home so that their humans knew they were in good hands.

After some research online (and long nights), they decided to create The Cuddly Boutique. They didn’t know what they would sell yet, but they knew their mission: create an online boutique for gifts worthy of their amazing dogs. Now, The Cuddly Boutique sells a variety of special gifts that humans and pets love - from cozy sweaters to unique toys. Our promise is that The Cuddly Boutique products will give your pet that “THIS IS THE BEST GIFT EVER” look in their eyes and give you that warm and cuddly feeling in your heart.

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We are a small business -
Wife & Husband, Dog & Dog Team

We launched The Cuddly Boutique in December 2019, inspired by the success of our pet sitting and dog walking business, The Cuddly Cottage. We realized how much we had learned about the preferences of our neighborhood's pets and owners, and thought it would be seamless to offer some dogcare essentials and toys for [free] delivery with our client's regularly scheduled walks.

Fast forward a few months, and the idea has grown into a full online shop. While our petcare business stayed small and local intentionally, we wanted a way to make owning a pet a little bit more special - even for our friends and family who live throughout the United States and beyond. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we shut down our pet care business and have been focusing our efforts in improving our Cuddly Boutique!

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Giving Back Where We Can

The most rewarding part of running our businesses has been seeing the impact they have in the community. We love knowing that we're helping our neighbors and making their pet ownership experience even better.

When we were based in Hoboken, NJ, we donated a portion of every sale to a local rescue group, Wise Animal Rescue. The team there was awesome and participated in our in-person New Jersey events, so we highly encourage any donations that you can afford.

The Cuddly Boutique has recently moved its home base to New York and has plans to continue supporting community initiatives. When based in Hoboken, NJ - we partnered with local community service organizations to raise money for the fight against COVID-19, including the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp and the Front Line Appreciation Group of Hoboken & Jersey City.

Sign up on our email list to learn more about the initiatives we will be supporting in New York!

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We Appreciate You Being Here -
Thank You For Your Visit

Thank you for taking the time to view our site and read our story. We hope you find something you like in our shop. Even if not, we'd still like to hear from you! Please join our mailing list and let us know what you think.

With Love,
Kimberley, Tom, Gamma and Waffles

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