Great Dog Shop in New Orleans: Just Dogs! Gourmet

New Orleans Dog ShopWhen my wife and I travel, we aren’t usually able to take our puggle, Lucy. After a couple of days without her waking us up or cuddling on the couch with us, we tend to miss her quite a bit. It seems like no matter where we travel, we always visit a local dog store to pick up a treat for Lucy.

New Orleans is one of my most favorite cities in the United States, and we had a great vacation in the big Easy last week. In between visiting antique shops, art galleries, and other boutiques in the French Quarter, we saw Just Dogs Gourmet, a cute dog shop on Royal Street. We stopped in and saw shelves of freshly baked treats and immediately thought about Lucy.

We spent several minutes speaking with the store’s owner, Mike Frome, and he recommended that we visit the store again the next day so the treats would be as fresh as possible and not break during the afternoon. It was a good suggestion since we spent much of the day walking around the French Quarter, and I am sure they would have broken.

Ironically, that evening, we bumped into Mike at a restaurant in the Quarter and were able to continue our conversation with him from the afternoon. Mike gave us some great tips for restaurants and attractions, and we had a nice time chatting with him… it was like we had known him for years.

In fact, we sort of did know him. My Dad visited his store a year ago, and he told him about When I was in the store, Mike showed me that he had bookmarked this website after my Dad’s visit. He also mentioned that he emailed me from the store, and I just found that email. What a small world!

If you’re in the French Quarter in New Orleans, and you miss your favorite dog, stop by Just Dogs! Gourmet (813 Royal St. at St. Ann St.) and pick up some great, homemade treats. Tell Mike you read about the store on!