Marina Batkis, the owner of Paw's Boutique, also runs an animal rescue, Mutts and Moms, from this location.
DO NOT GIVE THIS SHOP YOUR BUSINESS!
I was caring for my friend's dog while she went to visit her 88 year old mother in Missouri. The dog slipped away on the evening of July 4th. Mutts & Moms was notified because they were the contact for the dog's chip. Lot's of people went out looking, but unfortunately it was Mutts & Moms who found the dog six days later.
NOW THEY REFUSE TO GIVE THE DOG BACK TO THE ADOPTIVE HOME WHO'VE HAD HER FOR OVER 3 YEARS!
Marina told my friend that she violated the contract because the rescue tag was not on the dog. She also chastised my friend for not returning from her trip when she learned the dog was missing. Mistakes happen! Dogs run away--especially on the 4th of July.
This dog has been a comfort and companion to my friend during NINE MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY and other health issues. Marina has no empathy for my friend's bout with cancer and the lengthy and difficult treatment she endured. This little dog was loved and cared for like the precious darling she is.
WHO TAKES A COMPANION DOG AWAY FROM THE HOME SHE HAS KNOWN FOR OVER THREE YEARS? Marina's interest is clearly not the dog's well-being, but to punish my friend.