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HUND Denmark: Environmentally Friendly Dog Collars, Leashes, and More

Disclaimer: HUND Denmark provided me with a collar and leash in exchange for a review/feature on the blog. All opinions that I share are 100% my own and exactly how I feel. We’re totally in love with this collar and leash!

Have you ever wished for a dog collar that is beautiful and environmentally-friendly? In addition to using an earth-friendly tanning process and plant-based dyes, HUND Denmark leather products are made from premium Italian leather, chemical-free, and hand stitched. This environmentally-conscious company, which started in Denmark in 2003, even earned the Blue Angel Eco Friendly Label. To top it off, HUND Denmark is a socially responsible company that cares for its employees and maintains a safe and healthy work environment. 

Each round collar is made from soft leather to ensure long-lasting comfort for your pup and a contains a nylon rope inside for strength and durability. In addition, these collars are designed to prevent matting, skin irritation, and itching. Did I mention how absolutely gorgeous they are? Henry and I had a chance to talk to Anita, the founder’s sister and the brains behind the company’s new US launch, and give one of their collars and multi-use leashes a try. Keep reading to check it out AND ENTER TO WIN your own HUND Denmark leash!

Hound and Co: A New Dog-Centric Online Marketplace

Hound & Co is a new online marketplace dedicated to all things dog! We interviewed founder Laura Green about Hound and Co’s start, how Hound & Co helps “dogpreneurs” and rescues, her own hound, and more!

KoKoLati Leather: Custom Handmade Painted Collars

Right after high school, Mary Esposito became physically disabled and legally blind. Unsure what the future held, she started working with Riley, her service dog. To celebrate his graduation, she made him a leather collar — and KoKoLati Leather was born! Mary now makes gorgeous custom leather collars with fun painted designs ranging from waffles to pizza to flowers and more. We asked Mary about her creations, her business, and, of course, the adorable Riley! PLUS: Your chance to win a 100% custom leather pet tag!

Kaleen Wolfe Designs: Custom Pet Print Jewelry and More

Kaleen Wolfe works closely with her clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry. One of her specialties? Nose print and paw print jewelry! Her absolutely gorgeous work captures your furry loved one’s features for years to come. We interviewed Kaleen about her company (Kaleen Wolfe Designs), her family, and, of course, her dog Billy the Blastoff Bulldog! PLUS: Enter to win a Fine Silver Custom Paw Print and Fingerprint Asymmetrical Heart, a $197 value!

The Dapper Dog Box: A New Dog Subscription Box

Disclaimer: We were compensated in some form for this post. All opinions in the interview are The Dapper Dog Box’s. This post also contains affiliate links, which means we make a small percentage if you purchase through one.

The Dapper Dog Box is a new subscription box service that strives to bring high-quality dog products right to your door! The owner, Kerrie, started the company when she discovered that her own pup needs a special diet. We interview Kerrie and show you what’s in this month’s box! PLUS: Save 20% on your first order with code HENRY!

Pet Portraits and Design by Ink & Laurel

Disclaimer: I invited Sam to participate in a Small Business Spotlight in exchange for a Henry portrait. This post may contain affiliate links.

Ink & Laurel is a new Etsy store by Samantha Elias, an illustrator and designer based in California. She creates adorable pet portraits (in addition to couple portraits and beautiful letting), including one of our very own Henry! Check it out to see the entire finished portrait, learn more about Sam and her work, and score a discount on your own portrait!

Puppies for President: Puppies Make Me Happy’s Campaign Gear

Disclaimer: Henry and I reached out to Puppies Make Me Happy and received the items in this post in exchange for a review and spotlight. All opinions are our own and do not represent Puppies Make Me Happy’s opinions (except for the interview questions).

With all of the politics in the news these days, you may be wishing for a candidate that shares your values. One that will stand by you through thick and thin. Do you value kisses, playtime, and naps? If so, California-based Puppies Make Me Happy has the solution: Puppies For President!

Wags and Wool: Where Dogs and Knitting Meet [PLUS: A GIVEAWAY!]

Did you know that there is a magical place where knitting and dogs coexist in perfect harmony? It’s called Wags and Wool, and it sells both yarn and dog supplies. As a result, it’s my new favorite store. I stopped by on my trip to Maine this month, and even brought back a surprise that one lucky reader will win!

Good Reasons: Dog Treats On A Mission

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small percentage of sales made through those links.

Good Reasons, a not for profit company located in New York, makes all natural dog treats while employing individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.  What a wonderful cause! Check out our interview with this great company.

HAPPY ARFDAY! Henry’s Birthday and a Small Business Spotlight

DISCLAIMER: HAPPY ARFDAY provided us with a package of cake mix when they learned that Henry’s birthday was approaching, as well as the package that is being given away at the end of the post. We invited them to participate in a Small Business Spotlight.

Have a doggie birthday coming up? Don’t know to start? HAPPY ARFDAY is the cake mix for you! When she learned that Henry’s birthday was approaching, Kimberly Fritz of HAPPY ARFDAY offered to send Henry a packet to try. We had so much fun making and sampling the cake, and you can too if you win the giveaway at the end of this post!

Keep reading for an interview with Kimberly about HAPPY ARFDAY, her family, and her pup Ebby — plus, a step-by-step review!