This year more than ever, it’s important to consider shopping small and local when planning holiday gift giving. Many makers and small businesses are depending on fourth quarter sales to give them a boost and to help them stay afloat after a difficult year. The holidays are a perfect time to show some love to the makers in your community and to find beautiful, high-quality handmade goods to share with friends and family - a win win!
For this gift guide, we’ve rounded up a dozen small to medium size businesses - mostly in the SF Bay Area, and mostly woman owned - that specialize in high quality pet products for the dogs and dog lovers in your life. Check them out, and please remember to shop early this year, as processing and delivery times may be slowed due to covid. Happy shopping!
Montclair, CA / Woman, BIPOC, and Queer Owned / www.dogtr-eats.com / IG: @dogtr_eats
Looking for high quality pup jerky without preservatives and fillers? Look no further than this small batch, homemade jerky made with 100% all natural chicken breast. Made in the East Bay, Dog Tr-eats uses compostable packaging and carbon-neutral shipping on every order. Use code HIGHTAIL for 15% off your order!
Oakland, CA / Woman Owned / mollymutt.com / IG: @mollymutt
Tired of washing her dog’s bed after muddy trips to the park, co-founder Molly came up with the idea to start making dog bed duvet covers. The company has since evolved into selling dog crate covers, couch covers, car seat covers, collars, and more. Molly Mutt’s products are eco-friendly and come in a variety of fun patterns that change seasonally. Right now you can get 15% off the entire store by using code sitewide15!
The Molly Mutt Dog Bed is washable and comes in over 30 patterns
Picture via mollymutt.com
Emeryville, CA / Woman Owned / faunamade.com / IG: @faunamade
Faunamade creates beautiful handmade basket beds for cats and small dogs. The soft jute basket bed frames are Fair Trade certified, and the cushions and covers are sewn in the US. Each bed comes with a machine-washable cover, and there are multiple options for fabric patterns to suit your pet’s preferences. Faunamade is offering an exclusive discount code for readers of this guide - use code HIGHTAIL10 for 10% off any order from their website!
High Tail Hikes
Oakland, CA / Woman Owned / hightailhikes.com / IG: @hightailhikes
Disclaimer: High Tail Hikes authored this guide.
High Tail Hikes makes high quality leashes and training lines out of our studio in west Oakland, CA. Our leashes are made from a material that is soft and durable, lightweight, easy to clean and sanitize, and comes in tons of fun colors! We’re also a professional dog walking company and we love working with local dog walkers, trainers, and dog day cares to outfit their pups. We’ll also be releasing collars on 11/20, just in time for the holidays! Enter code NEWLEASH at checkout for 15% off your first order.
Just Pet Products
San Francisco, CA / justpetproducts.com / IG: @happypuphappylife
Just Pet Products makes leashes and collars, as well as fun custom products like camera straps, from new and recycled climbing ropes. Everything is handmade, and custom orders are welcome. Best of all, 50% of proceeds go to rescue and shelter organizations! Use code HappyPup10 at checkout for 10% off your order.
Berkeley, CA / Woman, BIPOC, and Queer Owned / pacocollars.com / IG: @pacocollars
Founded in 2002 by U.C. Berkeley grad Ana Poe, Paco Collars sells gorgeous, handcrafted leather dog collars and leashes. A Paco Collar is an investment in an heirloom quality work of art. With a brick-and-mortar store in Berkeley, 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.
A customer’s dog enjoying a custom collar
Picture via pacocollars.com
Portland, OR / Woman Owned / thenorthwestdog.com / IG: @thenorthwestdog
Northwest Dog is a boutique based in Portland, Oregon offering dog apparel as well as fun gifts like Paw Balm and Mutt Mist (natural scented spray for your pup). All products are designed by founder Heather Dowdy and hand-sewed by co-owner Kim Freimoeller. Northwest Dog has a gorgeous Instagram Page full of dog models sporting their goods, and have regular drops of dog apparel in seasonal patterns and fabrics. Northwest Dog is also committed to social justice and giving back to the local community. Use code HIGHTAIL10 to save 10% off your order!
Moss, Beach, CA / Women and BIPC Owned / pebblenaturals.com / IG: @pebblenaturals
Pebbles Naturals was born out of frustration for how expensive dog supplements can be. With experience working in animal drug manufacturing, co-founder Nayoung Susie Kim knew she didn’t have to pay exorbitant prices to get her pup the care she needed. She teamed up with veterinarian Dr. Kate Mezan to provide high quality, human grade pet supplements like probiotics and Omega-3 for 40% off the price of brand names. Pebble Natural has created a custom 10% off discount code "HIGHTAILHIKES" that will automatically be applied through this link: https://pebblenaturals.com/products/the-signature-set.
San Francisco, CA / Woman Founded / petplay.com / IG: @petplaysf
P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) is a larger San Francisco based company that specializes in high quality pet beds, plush toys, and other pet goods (including pet tents and teepees!) made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials. P.L.A.Y. gives back to the community through a number of initiatives benefiting Pets, People, and the Planet. P.L.A.Y. has offered a coupon code HIGHTAILHIKES for 15% any purchase on their site for readers of this guide! Note: affiliate link.
P.L.A.Y. offers teepees in several colors for your pet to enjoy
Picture via petplay.com
Up to Snuff
Berkeley, CA / Woman Owned / uptosnuff.net / IG: @up_2_snuff
Up to Snuff’s owner Ali Sutch makes adorable dog bandanas in cute fabrics as well as one of a kind snuffle mats (hand stitched food search/enrichment mats). Ali designs and sews each product by hand. Ali is also a soon-to-be Karen Pryor Academy certified trainer, an employee of P.A.W.S. (Pets are Wonderful Support), and a passionate advocate for reward based training and the ethical treatment of companion animals. Her snuffle mats are in high demand, so make sure to follow her on Instagram to watch for product drops!
The Woof Warehouse
Novato, CA / Woman and BIPOC Owned / thewoofwarehouse.com / IG: @thewoofwarehouse
The Woof Warehouse makes a variety of stylish accessories for you and your pup - think matching pajama sets, matching bandana and face mask sets, SF Bay Area sports team dog bandanas, dog beds, blankets, and more. You’re sure to find a fun gift for the dog or dog lover(s) in your life. All products are handmade in San Francisco. Woof Warehouse donates 5% of their proceeds to the Marin Humane Society. Use code HTH10 from Thursday, 11/12 through Monday, 11/30 for 10% off your first order of $45+ (excludes some items like gift cards, custom and personalized orders, and matching pj sets).
Oakland, CA / Woman and BIPOC Owned / yoshitotreats.com / IG: @yoshito_treats
Yoshito Treats specializes in small batch, limited ingredient biscuits and training treats for discerning dogs. Karina, the owner of Yoshito Treats, bakes each batch by hand and has a devoted following in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out her Instagram page for tons of fun pics of her happy customers! Use code OKAERI at checkout for 25% off your first order. After your first order, use code HIGHTAIL10 for 10% off each order thereafter!
Happy Shopping! We’re sure you’ll find some great gifts in the online shops we listed, but don’t forget to also pop into your local, independently owned brick and mortar pet shop and show your support!