Our story began after the owners, Jason and Christina Keck, moved their women’s boutique (Peace by Piece Co.) from Downtown Belleville, Illinois into a new location in Swansea, Illinois in May 2018. After searching for many months for the perfect tenant for our space next door, they realized they were the perfect tenant! In February of 2019, Muttley & Me’s doors opened and we haven’t looked back since!
So, why a pet boutique? During the search for the perfect tenant, we asked the customers of Peace by Piece Co., what they would like to see in the space. The overwhelming response was a pet boutique. Thankfully, Christina’s sister, Mary was the perfect person to run the pet boutique with over 11 years experience in the pet industry. Jason and Christina are also long time dog lovers and have opened their hearts to several wonderful companions over the years. Their previous dog, Cooper, was the inspiration behind Muttley and Me. When we were located in Downtown Belleville, he came to work with them almost every day and customers loved him! He certainly was spoiled with treats too as he knew how to “count” customers. Unfortunately, they lost Cooper the day after Muttley and Me opened. He knew they could take it from there and they have done just that!
In October 2019, a new love walked into Jason and Christina’s lives, Pixie. She’s the sweetest and happiest pup you’ll ever meet! She’s full of energy and loves when it’s time to play ball, but you’ll also find her snuggled up in bed with her Mom and Dad! Not only has she made the perfect addition to the Keck family but she is also the chief toy inspector and chief treat taster for our store! We think she’s pretty spoiled but she truly loves testing out products that your pup will love! Good girl, Pixie!!
Muttley & Me carries a wide variety of products for dogs and cats including: collars, leashes, food, toys, birthday cakes, beds, froyo, gifts for the pet lovers, memorial items, treats, bones, and so much more! We proudly carry Fromm Family Pet Foods, a fifth generation family owned company based in Wisconsin. Stop by and grab a sample, your pet is sure to love it! We are located at 2427 North Illinois Street in Swansea IL.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Love, The Muttley & Me Crew