Bob Potesky and Ann Somers inside their new pet store, Chipper & Coco. Image: Ann Somers

The District at Eastover says a new retailer, pet store Chipper & Coco, is now open.

In a release, owner Ann Somers says the store is an expression of her personal commitment to providing people-quality products and services for pets.

As a long-time supporter of Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), Somers chose to retire early from her profession, architecture, to pursue her dream of opening a different kind of pet store.

“I’ve been part of the animal welfare community here in Jackson for many years,” Somers said. “For my friends and I, our pets are like children. We want to give them our best in every possible way. All while helping Jackson-area dogs and cats who are less fortunate.”

The name comes from Somers’ beloved golden retriever, Chipper, and her all-time favorite cat Coco, a black Persian-mix.

Chipper & Coco offers carefully selected food, clothes, toys, treats and unique gift ideas. In addition, the store has four dogs and three cats available for adoption and donates a percentage of all profits to CARA.

Somers and her staff also provide specialized services such as dog training, pet sitting and a “do-it-yourself” dog wash. In addition, Chipper & Coco is committed to supporting Mississippi businesses with beef and bones sourced from local farmers, work from Jackson-area artists, and local partners who offer outdoor solutions for keeping pets safe and yards clean.

The Chipper & Coco opening celebration is Saturday, May 25, with giveaways, training tips from Symeon Robins and free DIY dog washes all day.  

Chipper & Coco is located at 120 District Boulevard. The store is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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