Chew on this: Local holiday gift picks for pets – OnMilwaukee. com


These local ventures started their business simply because they love animals: their animals, your animals, my creatures, party animals (ope, too far).

They also have the best products and services to keep our furry friends and family members purring, howling and tail-wagging throughout the New Year.

So let’s spoil ’em  this season with a lil’ something from a Milwaukee-based spot.

Hounds & Tap

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Take care of the creatures on your list at one stop.   Hounds & Tap has holiday-themed accessories for pets, hats and hoodies for humans and stellar grooming services. Dig up more  info  here .  

For the Love of Drax

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Three years ago, Staci adopted Drax, a pup with myriad medical conditions. To offset the cost of Drax’s monthly medications, Staci started this small biz crafting  cute accessories for dogs and their humans. Staci’s success now allows her to run her business  full time and she donates a portion of all sales to local rescues. Get the goodies at Hounds & Tap or via Drax’s website  here .  

Wet nose candle company

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This woman-owned candle company in southeastern Wisconsin pours 100 percent soy candles including a special holiday line. The company donates a portion of all proceeds to local animal welfare organizations. Get your paws on a few  here .

BadBark Bandana Co.

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Jolene combines  her love with regard to her  dog, Clark, with her love of sewing – which she learned from her grandmother – in her Milwaukee-based business. She has a new holiday line of banadanas in multiple sizes that you can sniff out right here .

Fresh is Best 

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Fresh Is Best crafts healthy, freeze-dried  treats for dogs and cats made in small batches in a Riverwest neighborhood factory. Only human-quality ingredients sourced in the USA go into the treats which can be found  locally at The Bark N Scratch Outpost, Pet Supplies Plus stores, Outpost Natural Food Co-ops, Beans & Barley, Riley’s  Sandwich  Co., Sendik’s locations, Amazon and .

Chase my Creations

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This Milwaukee-based mother/daughter local company makes a variety of social justice oriented holiday items, including ant-racist bandanas for cats and dogs. Chase My Creations also has a full line of holiday gifts for human types. Fetch  more info here .

Decked Out Dog

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Decked Out Dog is an online boutique regarding dogs based in Milwaukee. They offer a variety of apparel, toys plus accessories to ensure your doggo is the most dapper this holiday season. Don’t beg for it, just click here .

Ruby’s Pet Portraits

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Ruby is a Milwaukee artist and pet lover currently attending UW-Madison who is ready to pen a portrait of your four-pawed pal. Portraits are 8 inches by 10 inches and suitable for framing. Gift certificates available. Find out more  here .

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