Tuesday, May 31, 2011


To our friends:

We have been offered a prime location in Historic Savage Mill in Howard County at a great deal. We had wanted to keep the Solomons location and open the new store as well, but circumstances prevent us from having both stores. Therefore, it is with great sadness that we will be leaving the Solomons location at the end of June. We are planning on adding delivery to those customers who would like to continue doing business with us. Don and I will be driving back and forth from Don's job and Clipper's to our home during the week and can arrange delivery to those who are interested. More about that later.

It is important to us that you know that we really love Solomons and Southern Maryland and that we have enjoyed having our store here for the past six years. I feel that I have developed true friendships with many of you - that you are more than simply customers of Clipper's. I know so many of you by name and many of you have been with us since we opened in June of 2005. Closing the store in Solomons is painful for me, and the decision came about in just the last two weeks. I am still trying to get used to the idea. As one customer said, when everything appears to line up in the universe and something seems meant to be, you have to go with it. We feel that this opportunity can't be ignored.

We are really very excited about the new location, especially because Kate will be back to her original leading role in our business. She is currently finishing a new website that she had started before the idea of moving came about. I will let you know when it is live so you can check it out. We will update our e-commerce site as well. And the emails will continue if you stay on the list to receive them. You can also check us out on Facebook. Needless to say, we would all love to see you if you visit the historic mill at Savage. There are many restaurants, shops, and businesses there as well as Terrapin Adventures which offers zip-line adventures over the Little Patuxent River - fun place to visit!

In the meantime, we hope you will continue coming to our store for your dog and cat related purchases. We hope you all have a great Memorial Day. We will be open Sunday and Monday from 11:00 to 4:00 and then regular hours again on Tuesday.