Rhody Gem: Port of Paws

August 2021


What it is:

A pet lover’s paradise specializing in toys and treats for spoiling your four-legged friend, along with essentials like leashes, collars, bowls, and more.

Where to find it:

A hanging sign along Thames Street greets you with the smiling Karey, a rescue dog and face of the shop, wearing a sailor’s hat and beckoning inside passing pooches and their humans.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

There’s practical, no-frills pet shops – and then there’s Port of Paws, where there’s no such thing as too whimsical. With dog tutus, lollipops, circus tents, nautical ropes, squeaky toys in all shapes, and even at Mercedes Benz pet bed, this shop is all about style, with an affinity for coastal themes. “It’s a candy-colored paradise of toys, treats, accessories, and homeware,” says owner Briana Bates. “When you leave, you’ll be sure to have something fun, fruity, or functional for your pet!” All ornaments, collars, leashes, and bandanas are locally crafted and handmade, so your furry friend can look their best while also supporting local entrepreneurs. Pets paw-sitively love the unique flavors of treats available here, too, like Campfire S’mores, Birthday Cake, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. While shopping, your pup can enjoy free samples that are sure to get their tails wagging.


Port of Paws433 Thames Street, Newport • 401-808-0759



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