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Ross, owner and proprietor of the Rocky Mountain Pet Shop for over 20 years; grew up in Baltimore, MD and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism.

Ross moved out to Aspen, Colorado in 1991 and started an aquatics business working with Aspen locals in maintaining their in home fish environments. In December 1999 a client told him that the local pet shop was for sale and Ross was immediately interested. As a kid he had many pets including several dogs, turtles, frogs, snakes, fish, and birds and he already knew most pet owners in town.  The client encouraged Ross to look into purchasing it because he was so impressed with Ross' customer service and knowledge about animals.

On January 2, 2000 Ross purchased the pet shop and loves offering a variety of options and price points in pet food, treats, supplements, toys and accessories to the dog friendly community of Aspen.  He prides himself on preserving the history and personality of old Aspen. Come in to the Rocky Mountain Pet Shop today and see why we've been the Local's Favorite for all their pet's need for 50 years!   



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"If someone would have told me as a kid that I would grow up to live in Aspen and own the local pet shop, I never would have believed them. It sounds too good to be true!"


We stock a HUGE variety of fun toys, wholesome edibles and natural pet care products in addition to all the gear to keep you pet warm during the Aspen Winter.  


Customer Service is our #1 priority; we will always offer the best advice on your pets needs from diet to best toy.  We offer predictability and reliability 365 days a year. Be open when you say you will be.


We take great pride in treating our customer's and their pets with the utmost care and service.  We are available in store or via phone or email to answer any questions or meet any special order needs you may have.  Stop on by and you'll see why Rocky Mountain Pet Shop offers a true Local Pet Experience!
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New T-shirts & Hats!


Pick up our newest t-shirt or cap ~ makes a great gift for the pet enthusiast.  


Many colors!

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Ross and his wife Farrah with their dogs

Emma, Gunner, and Sargent.

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