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Jeffrey Jensen and Matt Brazleton founded Four Muddy Paws in 2004, moving it into an early-1900’s two-story building in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis, MO, in 2007.

The building required extensive renovations.

Four Muddy Paws in 2020, when it won second place in the PETS+ America’s Coolest Stores contest.

The business now spans the three storefronts of the building, with each of the three areas flowing customers into the next.

A side entrance allows grooming customers to enter closer to the salon at the back of the main area, which has allowed for less contact during the pandemic.

The side entrance/alley hosts yoga classes during warm months and when safe for participants.

The main entrance to the business opens into the main area for the store.

Toys span a large portion of one of the main area’s walls.

Heading back to the salon from the main entrance, with plenty of collars and leashes to shop.

The middle area of the business houses the self-wash area. Passersby often stop to see the wet pups.

Beyond the self-wash area customers find more products and Pussycat Alley.

Cats get their own unique section at Four Muddy Paws.

Treats, toys and accessories line the walls.

A charming street lamp and metal trash cans add to the theme.

Customers heading to the food area at the far end of the business can swing by the body parts room for chews.

Food fills the area farthest from the main entrance.

More food!

Jeffrey and Matt hope to resume their event schedule soon, which includes a tiki pool party each year.

Toys for the partygoers.

The owners are deeply involved in the community, where they work and live. Read more about this winning business in this profile from our August-September 2020 issue.

20 Photos Show Why Four Muddy Paws Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Business

20 Photos Show Why Four Muddy Paws Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Business

Jeffrey Jensen and Matt Brazleton founded Four Muddy Paws in 2004, moving it into an early-1900’s two-story building in the Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis, MO, in 2007.