The best-known and most reputable local furniture supplier in the "Dog Town" area of Alabama is Akins Furniture. The only other furniture supplier to service the Dog Town area is a local Sears.
Akins Furniture Dogtown sells a wide array of bedroom, living room, dining room and home office furnishings. As of 2015, bedroom sets range in price from approximately $500 to $2500, depending on the items included and other features. Akins also sells many different styles of sofas, loveseats, chairs and coffee tables, as well as dining sets, home office desks and chairs, and mattresses from brands such as Sierra Sleep and Tempur-Pedic.
Akins Furniture was founded by E.F. Akins and his son W.A. Akins in the early 1920s. The store remains a family-run business, as of 2015. Akins claims to buy its products wholesale from factories and not invest heavily in advertisements, thereby keeping the price of its products lower than competition. Akins also offers 12 months of special financing on all products. The store is located at 3450 County Road 81, Fort Payne, AL 35967.
The local Sears is a "Sears Hometown Store" - it is locally owned and operated, like a franchise. It sells various home furnishings, including bed and bath fixtures. It is located at 2630 Alabama Ave NW, Fort Payne, AL 35967.