Chamber celebrates Furchild Pet Boutique ribbon cutting

O’FALLON – The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce joined owner Julie Hughes as she celebrated her new specialty pet boutique at 105 East First Street in Downtown O’Fallon.  They celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house March 5.        

With the help of her dedicated family and friends, Julie Hughes opened Furchild so she could better serve her community of pets and pet-lovers.  She recognized the need for a pet-friendly store where people could find high-quality food, treats, toys, and supplies for cats and dogs.  Years of research went into choosing which products to carry, and nearly every product has been tested by her very own furchildren.  As an advocate for pet health and wellbeing, she included two DIY bathing stations that allow pet-parents to save money while bonding with their pets during bath time.  Each station is equipped with natural, pH-balanced products, brushes, towels, adjustable heated dryers, and waterproof aprons.  

Furchild was founded on the principle of being a community-centered, philanthropic business.  Within the first two months of opening, Furchild returned nearly $2,500 to the O’Fallon community through various donations to schools, rescue organizations, and individuals in need.  Julie hopes that Furchild will become an integral partner in the continuous growth and development of the city of O’Fallon.