Shaggy Dog Market opens third location in San Marcos

The third location of Shaggy Dog Market opened in San Marcos in September. (Courtesy Shaggy Dog Market).
The third location of Shaggy Dog Market opened in San Marcos in September. (Courtesy Shaggy Dog Market).

The third location of Shaggy Dog Market opened in San Marcos in September. (Courtesy Shaggy Dog Market).



Buda resident Craig Barron opened the third location of Shaggy Dog Market on Sept. 24 at 200 Springtown Way, Ste. 126, San Marcos. Barron left his real estate career in Austin and moved to Buda where he opened the first location in 2017. His business became a quick success and his customer base grew beyond Buda’s city limits, so in 2019, he opened the second location in Kyle, he said.


Now in 2021, the San Marcos location is up and running. The Texas State University alumni said the San Marcos store feels like a homecoming. Initially, he was a bit worried about a customer base in the college area but he has been proven wrong, he said. Barron said he hired many new employees for the San Marcos store and they are all Texas State students.

He added that the initial idea for Shaggy Dog was to be different from the big pet store chains. Shaggy Dog Market offers quality dog food from a variety of companies that Barron believes have high integrity. The store also sells a variety of leashes, toys and treats. Additionally, the market has dog wash stations fully stocked for baths.

Shaggy Dog Market is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 737-213-4005. www.shaggydogmarket.com
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.


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