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Our Story

A Love Story…

Like most love stories, The Cheeky Puppy’s story is about a girl who fell head over heels for a boy. This boy just happened to have floppy ears, fluffy hair and a pink nose. When he jumped up on the couch next to me, little did I know that life as I knew it was over.

As a first-time dog owner, I was struck by the lack of fun retail for modern, design-conscious pet lovers. Thus the idea for The Cheeky Puppy was born – a retailer catering to sophisticated urbanites that also embraces its unique placement in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Small business ownership is a new adventure for me having spent my first years in Washington in the newsroom at Nightline with Ted Koppel followed by more than a decade in nonprofits ranging from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to Food & Friends and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The Cheeky Puppy has truly been a labor of love and I hope that you’ll become part of our extended family – be sure to follow us on all of the socials!

Courtney Stamm, Owner
& Schroeder, Brand Ambassador