9/25/2012 10:00:00 PM Pet store is as much for people as animals
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier Debra Campbell opened her pet boutique Timber-Woof in April 2011 inside Bashford Court in downtown Prescott.
Ken Hedler The Daily Courier
PRESCOTT - Owning TimberWoof Pet Boutique is more play than work for Debra Campbell. "It doesn't feel like work," Campbell said Tuesday at her shop on the second floor of the Bashford Courts building downtown. "It's fun to talk to the other pet owners. They are always showing pictures of their pets."
Campbell, who owns two dogs and three cats, opened her first pet business in Southern California 10 years ago after a 30-year career as a legal secretary. She moved to Prescott from San Juan Capistrano six years ago.
She operated a pet business from her Prescott home for three years, but moved a year and a half ago into a 600-square-foot shop at 130 W. Gurley St., Suite 206. The store is located across from the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, a popular hangout for dog lovers.
TimberWoof, named for a husky Campbell adopted, specializes in gifts and collectibles for people who own dogs, cats and horses. The shop's motto is "for pets and their people."
Much of the merchandise has designs featuring cats, dogs or horses, and includes stationery, cards, pillows, hats, socks, hand-made tiles, bronze and clay sculptures, wood carvings, mirrors and jewelry. Pens with pictures of 80 dog breeds also are for sale, Campbell said.
Campbell also sells chew toys, dog biscuits and catnip, as well as water bottles for hikers who bring their dogs on the trails. The bottles come with a bowl from which dogs can drink.
Customers can also buy pillows and tote bag with photos of their own pets on them, Campbell said.
The boutique also sells designer leashes and collars for dogs and cats, and jackets and T-shirts for dogs to wear.