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Megan Meiran points out some of the metal objects, created in the likeness of animals, that are offered at her store, Wagamuffins, in downtown Mooresville.



This space inside Wagamuffins offers a spot for dog owners and their pets to relax and catch up on reading the animal-themed books.

This wall provides a spot for pet owners to take a photo of their canine pals. It is part of the decor at Wagamuffins in downtown Mooresville.

Megan Meiran points out some of the metal objects, created in the likeness of animals, that are offered at her store, Wagamuffins, in downtown Mooresville.

This space inside Wagamuffins offers a spot for dog owners and their pets to relax and catch up on reading the animal-themed books.

This wall provides a spot for pet owners to take a photo of their canine pals. It is part of the decor at Wagamuffins in downtown Mooresville.

As a child, Megan Meiran dreamed of being a veterinarian. She loved animals and taking care of them seemed to be a perfect fit.

Life, however, interfered and Meiran took her love of animals in a new direction. In July, she opened a specialty shop in downtown Mooresville that caters to people like her. Wagamuffins Dog Boutique opened in July and transformed her Etsy-based business to a brick-and-mortar one.

Meiran said she moved to Mooresville from Pennsylvania after her parents decided to relocate her. She’d just lost her job and making the move seemed like the right decision.

Prior to moving to Mooresville, Meiran started an Etsy-based business, selling handmade bandanas for dogs. She did take her business on the road, setting up at small festivals and events. Meiran said that part of her business began to shrink. “It was getting really difficult to find places to set up,” she said.

Then came the chance to move to Mooresville. After the death of her grandfather, Meiran said, she decided to invest some money he’d left her to start her own business.

Meiran said one of the biggest objectives of Wagamuffins — a play on words from ragamuffins — is to showcase other local businesses. In her shop she has metal replicas of dogs and cats, candles treats made by local artisans or bakers.

Meiran said all the products featured in her store are made in America, and that’s important to her due to the issue of contaminated pet food and treats made outside the U.S.

She said she also wants the shop to be welcoming to pet owners and their companions. One area of the shop has a couple of benches and some animal-themed books for shoppers to take a break with their canine companion. Meidan said she wants this to be a calming, happy spot.

She still continues to draw on her roots of making items for pets and the back of the shop is a DIY area where she hosts workshops and other events to encourage others to participate in making items for their pets.

With just a few months of business under her belt, Meiran is glad she made the leap to start Wagamuffins. And based on the response she’s had so far, Meiran said made the right decision.

Wagamuffins is located at 152 N. Main St. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Meiran at info@shopwags.com

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