- About Us
We are Gray and Persephone and we opened our shop Agatha & Louise in Portland Maine’s Old Port in May of 2005. We had long dreamed of opening a shop filled with specialty items relating to dogs. We wanted to create a shop filled with beautiful, unique and elegant items for dog lovers like us. We have had a wonderful time searching out good quality, fun dog stuff and continue the hunt. We hope that you will enjoy what we have found.
Who are Agatha & Louise?
There are two dogs in our logo, an Irish Terrier and a Pug. They are called Agatha and Louise. Agatha is the Irish Terrier and she is named after Gray's late mother Agatha who bred Irish Terriers. Louise is the Pug and she is named after Persephone's grandmother Louise. Louise had many dogs including a Pug called Flirt. Our dogs are wearing pearls because Louise left Persephone a beautiful string of pearls and all ladies look elegant in Pearls!
Agatha & Louise loved their dogs and taught us to love dogs too. They also loved beautiful things and had many decorative items in their homes with dogs on them. Because of their love of dogs and their beautiful collections of antique dog items we thought it was perfectly fitting to name our shop after these two women who we loved very much.
What kind of dog do we have?
Gray’s first dog was a Border Collie mix named Breeze that he adopted from a friend after college. As a bachelor Gray traveled North America with The Breeze and took her camping from Newfoundland to New Mexico. When Persephone came along she happily accepted the role as the other woman in Gray’s life.
As an engagement present Persephone’s parents gave us a Cairn Terrier puppy we named Gilkey Harbor. After some resistance Breeze and Gilkey became best friends- even sharing a bed! We lost our beloved Breeze just shy of her 15th birthday in August 2004. We miss her. She was a good WOOFER!!
Gilkey has now become great friends with the newest addition to our family…our daughter Posie Elizabeth. Both Posie and Gilkey enjoy frequent visits with their Westie cousins Martha & Harry and a Scottie named Mr. Pip.
Thank you for visiting our shop and let us know if you have any questions or comments.
We Love Dogs! Do You?