• 14 Stores Not To Miss In Detroit For Small Business Saturday By Joel Gullickson - Nov 27, 2015 1

    The small business community in Detroit and the Metro area is one of the most exciting areas of improvement in the region in the last several years.

    When you shop locally owned businesses, you keep 62% of every dollar you spend in the local economy vs. 38% at a chain store.

    From artists or furniture manufacturers to grocery stores and coffee shops,  this appears to be a trend that shows no signs of stopping. With Small Business Saturday upon us, we wanted to give you our last minute list of great local shops and such to visit.


    1. 3 Dogs 1 Cat 4 Detroit

    2472 Riopelle Street – 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    This Eastern Market bark-tique has everything special for your four-legged friend. Whether it’s just the right collar, a new bed to keep the pup snuggled and warm over the holidays, or whatever else – this store is the cat’s meow.

  • Metro Times 2015

  • ClickonDetroit Interview

    Small business loan helps Detroit pet shop flourish

    '3 Dogs 1 Cat' lands deal to sell Shinola pet products

    Published On: Apr 07 2015 03:00:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 07 2015 04:58:39 PM EDT

    DETROIT - 

    When Rita, Trisha and Tammy decided they wanted to open an upscale pet boutique in Detroit's Eastern Market, their friends -- and even husbands -- told them they were crazy. 

    But now, two years after opening 3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe, business is booming. 

    The shop just landed an exclusive contract to sell Shinola's leather pet products -- which will start April 25. 

    But things didn't always go smooth. In the beginning, they had trouble finding the money to start the business. That's where the Center of Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) stepped in. 

    CEED, which provides small business loans, jumped on board with the woman and paved the way for them to set up shop. 

    CEED has more than $700,000 available for small businesses. To find out more,visit

  • Michipreneur

  • Grosse Pointe News - This group effort has gone to the dogs

    January 01, 2015
    Three Pointers who are co-owners of an Eastern Market business are supporting a project that has gone to the dogs.

    Tammy Eugenio of Grosse Pointe Shores, who co-owns 3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe in Eastern Market with Trisha Stander and Rita Nelson, said the support of Dog Aide is a no brainer.

    Stander and Nelson are both residents of Grosse Pointe Woods.

    A series of limited edition prints by Macomb County resident Jenny Risher, featuring classic cars paired with canines, is on display at the shop through Monday, Jan. 5.

    Sales of the limited-edition prints benefit Dog Aide, a nonprofit rescue group.

    "Donations are an imperative part of animal rescue, said Beth Kuschel of Dog Aide. "Our adoptables all came with extreme medical needs - severely emaciated, hit by cars or shot. Our vet bills can total thousands of dollars for just one dog. But we feel they're worth every penny."

    Eugenio said the prints work in this area.

    "Detroit loves its dogs," she said. "Detroiters really appreciate loyalty and who can provide that better than our faithful canine companions?"

    Risher said the "Go Dog. Detroit!" series was inspired by her sons' favorite bedtime story, "Go, Dog. Go!"

    "My favorite photo in the series is a 1976 Pinto with Koda, the St. Bernard," Risher said. "It took me three months to find a mint condition Pinto. I finally found one at a Pinto Meet in Dearborn. I don't think this series could have been done in any other city than Detroit."

    The store supports several nonprofits, including the "great goodness that Dog Aide provides daily to our community," Eugenio said.

    "We love our friends at Dog Aide," she continued. "We also love the work of Ms. Risher. She is so incredibly talented and a great person to know."

    Another fundraising event with Risher will come in the spring, Eugenio said.

    3 Dogs 1 Cat Urban Pet Shoppe is at 2472 Riopelle, Detroit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Prints also are available at

    - Joe Warner

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