Family Owned since 1977.

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Our mission? A heartwarming, happy haven for your pets.

At The Continental Shoppe, we're on a mission to provide exceptional pet care, grooming, and a cozy home-away-from-home experience for your furry friends. With a rich history spanning decades, we're dedicated to honoring the legacy of our founder, Jack Kennedy. As your one-stop pet care destination, we offer reliable boarding facilities and engaging daycare services, creating a warm and welcoming environment where dogs and their owners truly feel valued. Our goal is to ensure that The Continental Shoppe remains a cherished haven for pet lovers in West Roxbury and beyond.
Jack Kennedy, founder, grooming a dog.


Founded in 1977 in Roslindale by a dedicated dog lover, The Continental Shoppe had its humble beginnings as a "dog barbershop." Founder Jack Kennedy's passion for pampering pets and fostering a sense of community around his love for dogs drove the shop's early years.

In a pioneering move, Jack introduced a unique van service that transported dogs from various neighborhoods, offering them a day of grooming and care before safely returning them home in the evening. This personal touch endeared him to the community, with dogs happily traveling all over town in his company.

In 2007, adversity struck when a nearby restaurant fire damaged the shop. However, Jack's unwavering determination and commitment to the community led him to continue grooming dogs, using a pet grooming van parked outside the charred shop. This incident prompted a rebranding and modernization, further showcasing the shop's resilience and adaptability.

A beloved figure in West Roxbury, Jack's impact extended far beyond his business; he became an integral part of the community. His unwavering dedication was especially evident during challenging moments.

In May 2023, Jack passed away, leaving behind a legacy of love for dogs and a longstanding business. Today, his daughter, Lauren, has taken up the mantle, ensuring that The Continental Shoppe continues to radiate care, passion, and community.

The journey endures, paying homage to the past while embracing a promising future. The Continental Shoppe stands not merely as a dog grooming service and kennel but as an enduring piece of West Roxbury's history.

meet the team
Jack Kennedy gathers up fur clippings which will be sent to the Matter of Trust organization to be used to soak up oil spills. Wicked Local.

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Stop by the Shoppe

We’re conveniently located on Centre Street, just before the West Roxbury Parkway rotary.
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Tuesday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Pick up and drop off hours
Monday-Friday: 7am - 10am, 4pm - 7pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am - 10am, 4pm - 6pm

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1729 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA 02132
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