Welcome to our second annual High Tail Hikes Holiday Pet Small Business Gift Guide! This year we’re thrilled to feature ALL woman owned small businesses! Our goal is to give you some awesome gift ideas for the pets and pet parents on your list, while helping you feel good about where your dollars are going. This year we chose to highlight businesses that keep quality at the forefront, but also that embody values we align with - giving back to the community, donating to pet rescue, promoting humane dog training, following ethical and sustainable business practices, and more. We know you have a lot of choices in the pet space, and we’re so grateful that you’re here! Many of our participants have generously shared discount codes for readers of the guide - make sure to check the individual listings for those! Oh, and we’re running some BIG giveaways over on our High Tail Hikes Instagram during the month of November to promote all these amazing businesses - don't miss it!
With supply chain and shipping delays being what they are, we encourage you to shop early to ensure that your items arrive in time for holiday gifting! Please be patient and understanding as we navigate this crazy holiday season. Behind every small business is an incredibly hardworking and caring human (or team) who is doing their absolute best! We are all so grateful for your support during this critical time of year, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing to shop with us.
Without further ado, here is The Guide!
Liz and the High Tail Hikes Team
Woman Owned / Columbus, OH
Brandi and her team at Bark Pouch make irresistible lickable treats in squeeze pouches that are easy to use while walking, training, grooming, or even for vet visits. They use fresh, human grade ingredients from reputable US farms, and utilize a six-step sterilization process to make the pouches shelf stable. With flavors like salmon and ricotta, beef and liverwurst, and peanut butter and blueberry, you can spoil your dog, enjoy game-changing attention, and share more magical moments - with no mess or grubby treat hands! Customers can donate a pouch at checkout to the Live Like Roo Foundation (an organization that provides support to families whose pet is facing a cancer diagnosis), and Bark Pouch will match your donation and donate two pouches!
Gift Idea: Try the Beef and Liverwurst Pouch - starts at $6.25/pouch. Save up to 15% with bulk purchases of 50 pouches or more. Starting in November, a subscription option will be available with savings of up to 20%.
Woman Owned / LGBTQ Owned / San Francisco, CA
Cody's Cookies and Treats make small-batch, single ingredient, dehydrated treats with love in San Francisco. Their best sellers are their Training Treats - crafted with lean muscle and liver, and available in Chicken, Pork, or Beef. Cody's high-value, bite-size treats are sure to keep your pup's attention!
Gift Idea: Choose one of the following Sampler Bag from Cody's Cookies! There’s something for everyone:
- The Barkuterie Bag is sure to have your favorite pet drooling for the delicious mix of Pork Jerky, Chicken Feet, Beef Liver, and Chicken Gizzards! 8 oz for $30
- The Chicken Feast is a Chicken Lover's dream packed full of Jerky, Gizzards, Liver, and Feet. 8 oz for $22
- The Pig Party is a celebration of Pork, with Jerky, Liver, Heart, and Ear Chips. 8 oz for $22
- The Liver Lover will satisfy any liver-obsessed pet with dehydrated Pork, Beef, and Chicken Liver. 6 oz for $18
Woman Owned / LGBTQ Owned / New York, NY
Fig & Tyler creates dog and cat treats that contain only USDA-inspected, human-grade meat and fresh fish with no additives or preservatives, ever. They offer over 15 different single-ingredient protein treats, many of which are perfectly sized for training. Fig & Tyler has a great selection of gift boxes and unique holiday delicacies like their slow-baked, extra lean sirloin treats. Fig & Tyler hosts monthly donation events to support rescues and other animal charities.
Gift Idea: For the holidays, consider a jute tote gift bag ($39.99) that you can fill with a selection of any treats of your choice. It makes the perfect gift! All customers who use the referral code LW3320 at checkout or shop through this link will get 10% off their first order.
Note: High Tail Hikes is an affiliate of Fig & Tyler. When you make a purchase using the link provided here, we will receive a store credit.
Woman Owned / Portland, OR
Wild PNW Pets is a natural dog treat company that specializes in small batch, single ingredient treats and chews. Wild PNW pets is dedicated to supporting as many local Pacific Northwest farmers as possible, while keeping prices reasonable so that everyone can have the option to feed their pets healthy treats!
Gift Idea: Wild PNW Pets’ best sellers are the Duck Heads ($10.25) and Pig Ears ($8.50). Another great option is the Whole Sardines ($10.00). Wild PNW is hosting a 24 hour holiday sale from 6 pm PST 12/11 through 6 pm PST 12/12! Use the code HOLIDAY15 to get 15% off your entire purchase during the sale.
Woman Owned / BIPOC Owned / San Francisco, CA
WoofBoard curates beautiful barkuterie boards using high quality, minimal ingredient, preservative free treats from fellow small businesses! WoofBoard offers a variety of themed barkuteries for all occasions - like the “Barkday Board,” “Pawty Board,” a variety of seasonal and themed boards, as well as funs add-ons like your pups name in biscuits! There’s even a monthly subscription box option featuring goodies (treats and otherwise) from fellow small businesses.
Gift Idea: The WoofBoard Holiday Barkuterie Board will be available for purchase starting Thanksgiving 2021 weekend. Another great year-round option is a gift card from WoofBoard!
Woman Owned / BIPOC Owned / Oakland, CA
Yoshito Treats makes small batch, human grade training treats and biscuits with fun names like “TV Dinner,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” and “Offal Falafel.” The website is restocked about every two weeks, and treats usually sell out within hours. Karina, the owner, is known for writing sweet, personalized postcards to all of her customers and their pups. Make sure you’re following @yoshito_treats on Instagram to find out the restock dates!
Supplements and Health
Woman founded / Berkeley, CA
In a crowded pet CBD market, it can be hard to know if you’re getting a quality product. Holistic Hound’s premium line of CBD and CBG oils, bites, chews, mushroom powder, and balm are designed to provide holistic health and wellness throughout all life stages for both cats and dogs. Their USDA certified organic hemp products are veterinarian-formulated, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO, and carry the NASC (National Animal Supplement Council) Quality Seal.
Gift Idea: A great gift option are the Hemp and Mushroom Soft Chews ($44.99), made with broad spectrum hemp-derived CBD, organic ashwagandha, and a custom blend of USDA certified organic functional mushrooms. Their water soluble technology makes them fast absorbing and the perfect option for last minute stress like storms, fireworks, or house guests! Use code HIGHTAIL15 for 15% off your entire order! Order by Monday, December 13th to be sure to get your order by Christmas.
Woman Owned / BIPOC Owned / Based in Atlanta, GA
Simply Sage Dog Treats offers all-natural paw balms, skin salves, and dog shampoo for dogs and cats that suffer from seasonal allergies. Their balms, salves, and soaps will soothe, heal, and repair your dog's rough, dry, or cracked paws and irritated skin. All products are lick-safe and perfect for cold, rainy, dry, or extreme weather conditions.
Gift Idea: Try the Calming Lavender Dog Paw Balm, Herbal Healing Pet Skin Salve, and Itch Relief Dog Shampoo Bar Bundle ($39.99).
Walking Gear: Leashes, Collars, Tags, Bandanas, and Treat Pouches
Woman Owned / Bend, OR
Dog Pack Collars makes dog bandanas, collars, and leashes in a variety of adorable seasonal patterns and styles. Everything is hand sewn by Megan, the owner - a true one woman show! Dog Pack Collars gear is durable and machine washable.
Gift Idea: The “Over the Collar Bandana” is a signature design that can be worn over the top of a dog’s existing collar so that it doesn’t slip off. Choose one in a stylish winter pattern from the Winter Enchantment Collection! Use code CRUZTHECANINE (Cruz is also a High Tail Hikes Ambassador) at checkout for 15% off your order.
Woman Owned / Hopkins, MN
GoldPaw is a family-run dogwear company that specializes in garments made from gorgeous, functional fabrics that maximize performance and minimize fuss. The goal is to improve the lives of dogs and their owners with thoughtful, practical solutions to everyday problems. All garments are made in the US, and many of Gold Paw Series' textiles are proprietary, meaning you won't find them anywhere else in the industry!
Gift Idea: Try their signature Stretch Fleece (from $22), which contains recycled polyester and spandex for 4-way stretch. The finish is unbelievably soft, like velvet. It’s easy put on, moves with your dog, and washes like a dream! This is truly a fantastic and useful garment that you’ll reach for over and over again. Holiday order cutoff is December 6th.
Woman Owned / Oakland, CA
High Tail Hikes (yours truly) makes high quality BioThane leashes, long lines, collars and accessories for active dogs and their people. Our products are 100% waterproof, odor proof, antimicrobial, and easy to clean. We offer a variety of colors, sizes, styles, and add-on options, allowing you to craft a beautiful, custom leash or long line that perfectly suits your pup. We are also a professional dog walking company, and we use and advocate for humane, force free training and handling techniques.
Gift Idea: A great gift option from our shop is an Adventure Bundle - pair a leash and collar, leash and long line, or all three - in the colors and styles of your choice! A High Tail Hikes Gift Card is also a great option. We will be having a Storewide Sale November 19th-21st! Get the details first by signing up for our mailing list.
Indigenous Owned / Woman owned / Kahnawake, Quebec
Kel Tech Gear makes colorful, hand-sewn technical bags, including treat pouches, bicycle bar bags, chalk bags for climbing, wallets, totes, and more! Items are hand made to order in your custom color choices.
Gift Idea: Consider a treat bag for a lucky dog owner or trainer in your life! Holiday order cut off will be sometime in November - make sure you follow Kel Tech Gear on Instagram for the details, and order early if you want a custom item in time for the holidays!
Woman Owned / BIPOC Owned / LGBTQ Owned / Berkeley, CA
Founded in 2002, with a brick-and-mortar studio in Berkeley, Paco Collars sells gorgeous, handcrafted, heirloom quality leather dog collars and leashes. Paco Collars is all about artistic integrity and high quality materials. While they specialize in made-to-order designs, they also offer off-the-rack goods on their website.
Gift Idea: A classic gift option is the Jojo collar and a matching leash, or consider a gift certificate so the recipient can create their own heirloom item to suit their pup. The last day to order for the holidays with regular handling is November 17. Rush options are available!
Woman Owned / Based in Bend, Oregon
Pine and Bark specializes in beautiful hand stamped dog & cat tags and hand sewn bandanas. Pine and Bark’s tags come in a variety of styles, finishes, and designs, allowing you to create a mini work of art for your pet to wear. There are a lot of tag makers out there, but few have the selection, quality, and attention to detail of Pine and Bark!
Gift Idea: Hand stamped tags are a great gift option for pets because most tag designs will fit most size dog/collar. You may also consider a gift certificate so the recipient can design their own! Tags can take up to two weeks to make and ship, and Pine and Bark's holiday order cut off date will be December 5th.
Toys, Enrichment, and Pet Beds
Woman Owned / San Francisco, CA
The Foggy Dog makes beautiful, stylish dog beds and accessories for the modern pet parent. All products are made in the U.S.A., and the Foggy Dog is committed to supporting ethical, small batch manufacturing. With every order, a half a pound of food is donated to rescue shelters across America.
Gift Idea: Foggy’s Dog’s new Walk Sets ($95) are a great holiday gift for pet parents! They come with a leash, collar and waste bag holder. The matching bandana and scrunchie set ($32) is also a fun gift gift. Use the code HIGHTAILHIKES at checkout to get 10% off until December 14th, which is the Christmas order cut off.
Woman Owned / Boston, MA
Erika, the owner of The Waggly Hound, makes beautiful fleece snuffle mats and tug toys in a variety of colors. Erika made her first snuffle mat for her pup Mack after he had two knee surgeries in 2019 and was on activity restrictions for nearly 6 months. She loves making items that help dog owners find a positive outlet for their dogs' mental energy and natural tendencies to sniff. All of Erika's mats are hand woven using thick, durable, high quality fleece.
Gift Idea: A perfect gift option is the standard size Snuffle Mat ($18), which is great for pups of all sizes. Snuffle Mats come in a variety of made-to-ship color combos, and Erika is also happy to take custom orders! Holiday custom orders will be accepted through December 8th.
Woman Owned / San Francisco, CA
Wild Fern Goods offers pet toys, beds, and accessories - all handmade in San Francisco. Their products are colorful and minimal, designed to keep your pet engaged while fitting beautifully in your home. A portion of all proceeds benefit SF Bay Area senior dog rescues.
Gift Idea: Handmade beds (from $56) are a great gift - individually crocheted from thick yarn, they're incredibly sturdy and soft, machine washable, and come in several beautiful colors. New - you can now personalize any bandana or bed with your pet’s name, with an upcycled leather scrap that would otherwise be discarded! The puzzle piece toy ($20) is a perfect way to keep your dog entertained! Handmade from tough cotton canvas, it's machine washable and will last forever. Get 15% off any purchase with code HIGHTAILLOVE. Please allow at least 10 days for shipping this holiday season. Wild Fern Goods will be providing FREE 1-2 day drop offs in San Francisco and $5 drop offs throughout the Bay Area until Dec 22nd!
For Pet Parents
Woman Owned / Twin Cities, MN
Gray Duck Art is a small business empowering pet parents to get creative through their “Paint Your Own Pet” kits. You submit photos of your pet, and a local artist will hand draw your pet and create a paint by number kit that ships right to your door! Gray Duck Art also offers in-person classes at local breweries if you live in the Twin Cities area - check out their website for more information!
Gift Idea: The “Paint Your Own Pet” are a perfect gift idea for the hard to shop for pet parent. Holiday order cut off is December 5th. Use code HTH15 for 15% off all Pet Painting Kits!
Woman Owned / Raleigh, NC
Wicks for Wags create clean burning made with soy wax and chemical-free fragrance oils. They come in a variety of scents, and a portion of all proceeds are donated to animal rescue groups across the US!
Woman Owned / McMinnville, OR
WoofCultr is a small print on demand apparel company created by two former R+ dog trainers, whose goal is to start more conversations about humane training methods through their apparel! Advocate for your dog and promote humane training through WoofCultr’s line of tees, hoodies, blankets, mugs, and more. Woof Cultr’s print-on-demand model helps to reduce textile waste, and WoofCultr’s V-Necks and Tote Bags are both made from 100% recycled fabrics that would otherwise be thrown out.
Gift Idea: The Blankets and Mugs are great gifts options, or if you want to let your recipient choose, a gift card is a great option! Use code HTH15 at checkout for 15% off your entire order from 11/1 through 12/31 (excluding Aggression in Dogs Conference + PPG merchandise). WoofCultr recommends ordering by December 4th to ensure that gifts are delivered before the holidays. All items are made to order and need at least 7-10 days to get printed and packaged prior to shipping.