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Our Story

Customers love to ask us where the name Poopsie’s came from and it’s one of our favorite stories to tell. It’s a story of a grandma who loved all her grandkids but couldn’t always remember their names due to Alzheimer’s. “Poopsie” became the nickname she gave to those she loved but whose names weren’t always in her memory. To us, YOU are a Poopsie. 

Poopsie’s has gone through many changes over the years. We’ve had three locations, two sets of owners, but always one mission. Create Joy through Service. We are committed to bringing you quality products and connecting with you on a personal level. To us, YOU are a Poopsie. 

When you enter our store, we want you to feel welcomed and a bit wonderstruck. We fill our  4,000 square feet with items you and everyone else will love. Our unique selection of toys, games, art, books and novelties will make you feel good while you do good. Shopping at Poopsie’s not only supports a woman-owned business, but also local and world-wide do-good initiatives. We intentionally source many socially conscious product lines and a percentage of the Poopsie’s yearly profits are donated to a local organization in need. To us, EVERYONE is a Poopsie. 

Our Poopettes work hard to make shopping with us a joyful experience. Enjoy your time in the store. Make memories with your own Poopsies. Find something you love and something to share. It’s a fun store with an even funnier name. We are POOPSIE’S. 

We Love Our Community

Being involved in the community and supporting the people who live here is important to Poopsie’s. In 2024, we committed to giving back 1% of sales to five local charities: Safe Haven for Pets, Galena Center for the Arts, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation, Area Food Pantries & American Legion Post #193 to support veterans.

And we are super proud to have given back over $50,000 to the community the past few years.  A few of the community projects we have assisted with are: Helped to rebuild Galena’s Old Cemetery Park playground for the area kids to enjoy, assisted in creating a sensory room and little country store at Galena’s Midwest Senior Living Center, purchased a 3-person trike for Kreider Services so their residents can enjoy the beautiful outdoors regardless of their capabilities.

Poopsie’s owners are very involved in the Galena Downtown Business Association to help support businesses in the downtown area and bring fun events to Galena. We are also members of the Galena Chamber of Commerce and have been honored with Business of the Year not once but twice.

Stop in for a visit when you are in town.  We would love to see you!

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