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Doggone Fancy

The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association estimates we’ll spend $40.8 billion on our pets this year alone. It’s a statistic Kelly Cancelmo must find encouraging now that she’s opened Stay Dog boutique in Malvern. “Our new location has enabled us to significantly increase our inventory,” says Cancelmo, part owner of the business, explaining the store’s recent move from Wayne.

Luxury items for Fido include designer dog beds in stain-resistant materials; cozy sweaters that are both practical and fashionable; an automatic drinking fountain that provides fresh water on demand; and a dizzying selection of Frisbees and balls. All items come in a variety of sizes, whether you’re buying for a Bull Mastiff or a Bichon Frise.

You’ll love the Plexidor Pet Doors, which open automatically when your pet is near. Or try the more affordable Poochie Bells (pictured), which owners can train their dogs to ring when they need to go out. For pets with a shedding problem, the makers of the FURminator line of shampoos and tools promise to reduce stray hair by up to 90 percent.

In addition to the boutique, Stay Dog has installed Invisible Fences for more than 25,000 local customers.

208 E. King St., Malvern; (610) 644-1334, staydog.net.

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