Satisfy some animals of downtown Salisbury, Rowan County enterprises – Salisbury Submit

By Janet Ruffin

Permit me take you on a tour of some of the outlets around the county that have animals to brag about. We will begin in downtown Salisbury.

Stitchin Put up

Most of us have listened to and/or witnessed the well-known Sasha Kitty. She even experienced a guide published about her and the downtown stores back again in 2012 identified as “Sasha Outlets Salisbury.” At that time, I was enjoying the lifestyle-sized Sasha Kitty and obtained to autograph the textbooks.

The initial cat in the shop was Nitwit, and he was there from 1990-2006. As Nitwit began to age, Pam Coffield, the operator of Stitchin Publish located at 104 S. Most important St., made the decision it may perhaps be a great notion to deliver a further kitty into the store. A good friend of the shop saw an advertisement in the paper seeking for a superior house for a mother cat.

“I carried that phone number around for a couple of months prior to I named,” Pam mentioned.

She said she knew the cat would in all probability be absent, but as luck would have it not a soul had reached out. It was intended to be that Pam would occur and obtain a skinny, scrawny and sweet kitty that blossomed into the gorgeous shop cat that we have all occur to really like.

When you are in the Stitchin Article, where you can find just about everything, be sure to look all over for Sasha to be sitting someplace seeing you!

AnnaCraig Boutique

I bought in touch with Drew Myers, proprietor of AnnaCraig Boutique, found at 100 West Innes St. This store has two lovely pet dogs in their store from time to time.

There is Wrigley, a Maltese, who is 9 several years previous and Marlin, a yellow lab who is 3 several years outdated. I remember Wrigley from when this shop opened 7 a long time in the past.  He has seemingly revealed Marlin the ropes of how to welcome absolutely everyone to the store when you appear in! When you occur in the store for all the latest fashions, be guaranteed to talk to for these two sweeties.

The doodles of Oxford + Lee — Maggie, still left, is a 5-calendar year-outdated golden doodle, and Tucker is a double doodle.

Oxford and Lee

Karlee Eagle of Oxford and Lee, found at 103 N. Primary St., has two lovable canine in her men’s and women’s upscale shop. Maggie is 5 yrs old and a golden doodle. Then, you have Tucker, who is a double doodle! Each of them adore consumers and will lay in the window of the shop from time to time, attractive consumers to occur in and give them some awareness. Be absolutely sure to give them a rub on the head while you are buying all the terrific clothes.

Casper, the pleasant canine at Hive


When you appear in to take care of yourself a stay terrarium or store all the local artist goods in Hive, you will possible be greeted by Casper … the helpful pet dog! Casper is owned by Michelle Pentoney, who is the owner of Hive, located at 126 E. Innes St. Casper is a rescue, thought to be 6-7 decades outdated and is a shepherd and lab combine. Be positive to give him a pet on the head when you arrive in!

Barnhardt Jewelers

Debbie Barnhardt, proprietor of Barnhardt Jewelers found at 112 E. Innes St., has a miniature poodle named Abby in her store.

“She enjoys to soar up on the showcases while we are displaying diamonds!  It is seriously lovable,” Debbie explained.

Evidently, this 7-yr-aged tiny girl also likes to duplicate cat all the grandchildren irrespective of whether it is in the pool or sliding down the slide with them! If you go in the store just discover Debbie and Abby, her tiny shadow” will be shut by!

Fisher the cat of The Lettered Lily

The Lettered Lily

When you stage within The Lettered Lily on 113 W. Fisher St., owned by Taylor Durham and Megan Ferden, for all of your stationery demands, be confident you search for this gorgeous boy, Fisher.

He is correctly named for the road exactly where this lovely store is situated. Fisher is a 3-calendar year-old, black, male kitty. They acquired him from a consumer who had his mom. He’s been in the store considering that he was a baby. Fisher would like to greet you and then, as most cats do when he’s completed, he will just go away you be!

Critters of Salisbury

Critters of Salisbury, located at 125 S. Main St, has two stunning cocker spaniels in their shop. Madeline is 13 years outdated and Mable is 11 years old. Madeline is a blonde or “buff” shade and Mable is a attractive black puppy.

You can locate them in the shop every single day, besides for each individual other Thursday when they go to the day spa. Fortunate dogs!

The Thread Shed

A minor-recognized truth is that The Thread Shed, located at 133 S. Primary St., has a precious pup inside of that belongs to the entrepreneurs Dave and Cindy Loflin. His title is Archie.

Archie is a rescue that is they feel is a blend of Australian shepherd and a cattle dog. Archie is thought to be around the age of 2. You may well not see him far too much since he likes to stay shut to Cindy when she is embroidering.

“He’s our puppy, but he seriously belongs to Cindy,” Dave claimed.

Reduce Up and Dye

I was going for walks down the avenue and popped in to say hi to Lelia Faries, owner of Slice Up and Dye at 117 W. Innes St. I was greeted by Lola, a lovely French Bulldog! Immediately after tons of doggy kisses, I knew Lola deserved a mention alongside with all the other stunning pets in Salisbury.

Now, out and about in the county.

As I was contacting all over to the various cities, I was supplied a couple enterprises to test out due to the fact of the precious animals they had inside.

N.C. Transportation Museum

If you have spent any time at the N.C. Transportation Museum, situated at 1 Samuel Spencer Drive in Spencer, then you have undoubtedly observed Mookie, the attractive white and black cat!

Mookie is really the ham I am informed, and likes to photobomb visitors! Mookie is a pleasant cat that can pop up just about any place in accordance to Betsy Mowery.

“One time we were being having a car to a parade web-site and they stopped for gas and Mookie experienced evidently been asleep inside the vehicle. She jumped out when they stopped and was immediately rescued and returned to her household,” Mowery explained.

She’s even been acknowledged to trip all over with the police officers at night when they make their rounds at the museum. She enjoys all the kids and site visitors, and she may just sign up for your group if you are there for a tour. Don’t worry. She is extremely loved, microchipped and assists to manage any undesirable varmints that may possibly wander close to.

Harwood Indicators

I was told right off the bat to check out out Harwood Indications and see their sweet Ivey.

A buyer and friend of theirs said she goes to Harwood Signals, owned by Drew Harwood and found at 105 Depot St. in Granite Quarry, just to check out Ivey! A wonderful bor-doodle that is 3 several years of age. Weighing in at about 40 lbs ., this loving pet dog greets shoppers and “stands on their feet so they can’t depart,” in accordance to Drew. I never feel you will have to glance for her for the reason that she will locate you!

Dr. Collins Chiropractic Services

So, the exact same girl that enjoys on Ivey also loves on an additional treasured baby. Her identify is Stella, and she is a 4-year-previous teacup yorkie and belongs to Dr. Collins and his spouse, Faith.

All through the working day, Stella, all 2.5 kilos of her, guards the building on her perch that sits in front of a window. She guards the workplace from any cats that might walk by!

Stella also greets the customers at their spot on 138 Mocksville Ave. in Salisbury. I’m positive she isn’t spoiled at all!

Janet Ruffin writes standard web site posts on, a site started off by county authorities to advertise superior stories in the neighborhood.