Cashy’s Playground Opens
A new pet boutique catering to dogs will softly open this weekend on Coast Village Road, next to Folded Hills Wine Tasting Room. The boutique is the brainchild of New York City transplant Caroline Martel-Miller, who landed in Santa Barbara with her husband about a year and a half ago. “I’ve always dreamed of having my own retail store, and I absolutely love this space on Coast Village Road,” she said.
Martel-Miller is originally from Paris, France, and has a four-year-old French bulldog named Cash. The camera-loving dog has quite the following on Instagram, where Martel-Miller has documented the pup’s adventures, and gleaned inspiration from followers. “His followers have asked me numerous times if I plan on starting my own brand of products. In fact, they gave me the idea to open the store.” She set out to open an aesthetically pleasing pet boutique, that is “worthy of Instagram photos.”
Cashy’s Playground offers toys, bedding, grooming supplies, wellness products, food, treats, home accent pieces, travel carriers, collars and leashes, and more. Brands are American-made and include Jax & Bones bedding, treats from Winnie Lou and Bocce’s Bakery, Maxbone travel carriers, Pride + Groom grooming supplies, The Foggy Dog bandanas, Fluff & Tuff toys, Wild One harnesses, Waggo home accents like water bowls and treat containers, and many more. “The majority of our brands give back to rescue organizations and dog shelters, which is really important to me,” Martel-Miller said.
The shop – and Cash – welcome pet owners to bring their dogs. “It’s a place where hopefully people and their pets will enjoy visiting, to get everything they need for their pets,” Martel-Miller said.
Cashy’s Playground is located at 1292 Coast Village Road. The shop will be open for business this weekend, with a grand opening planned for April 15. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.