My name is Michelle Bielen, owner of Uptown Pups. I have two dogs, Lexi and Zoe, and to say the least, they are picky and spoiled. I was having a hard time finding toys to keep their interests. Lexi, a Brittany Spaniel, is very active and gets bored with just plain old dog toys. Whereas Zoe, a Golden Retriever, is the exact opposite and will do everything in her power to destroy any toy that gets in her way.
Uptown Pups began while I was living in downtown Atlanta. Living in downtown Atlanta, brought with it wonderful perks such as weekends in the park, taking my dogs to outdoor restaurants, and going to weekend festivals. It also brought to my attention the special needs city dogs and their owners have.
When I started doing some research, I came across some great products that I thought both my pups would enjoy, but I couldn’t find one place to buy them all. It was during this time that I decided to open a retail store to help people like me find fun, unique, and affordable products for both city and suburban dogs. The mainstay of my product line is the trendy reversible bandana which comes in an assortment of color choices.
I’m always open to suggestions about new products to carry. If there’s a product you’ve seen around that you would like to see in my store, let me know. Or, if you’re like me and you simply have a concept of what you need to suit your dog’s needs, I’ll do my best to find it for you. Who knows, many other people may be looking for the exact same item.
After many years of supporting our local rescues, we have proudly become a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. We aim to be help our community by giving back to our local rescues. By shopping at Uptown Pups, you are helping dogs and cats in need. The net revenue generated by the sale of goods and grooming in our retail store goes directly to your favorite local animal rescues.