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Your 2023 Gift Guide

November 29, 2023

It’s that time again! If you are like me, your dogs get whatever they want whenever retail therapy needs to happen. I still like to have a few things in their stockings for Christmas morning. This year we are focusing on small businesses that are killing it with their great ideas for your pups! These vendors are local to us in the Hampton Roads area.

Ulti-Mutt Dog Toys-

https://www.ultimutttoys.com/
I cannot say enough great things about Dave and his products. If you have worked with me, you have seen his Euro lead and long lines in use regularly. They are the only leashes I will use now! The biothane stays clean, has resisted Tower chewing on them, and the bright colors help keep the dogs and myself from tripping.
Their signature product, the Snout Roller has got to be my go to toy when my dogs need something to do. I have 3 of the smaller ones so I can hide them around my house to give my dogs an added challenge. The PVC is high quality to keep harmful chemicals from leaching into your dogs snacks while they play. If your dog is super smart, also get a few rings for an added challenge. Dave also works closely with our area shelters to provide collars and leashes to the homeless animals when they are needed.

Two Brothers Dog Wash –

https://www.twobrothersdogwash.com/
What could be a better gift than a clean dog! At Two Brothers, you can wash and dry your own dog in their stainless steel tubs or you can schedule a Full Groom or Full Service bath with their super groomers. Their grooming set up is cage and kennel free so the groomer spends their undivided time on your pet while at the salon. For our older or anxious dogs, this is an ideal setup in that your pup doesn’t have to sit in a loud kennel room all day while they wait their turn. Spots do book quickly so keeping your pup on a set schedule is best practice.
Self Service washes are first come first serve and typically there will be a wait on the weekends. The staff works very hard to get the tubs and equipment ready as soon as possible. Each tub is set up with all the supplies you will need to pamper your pooch. Shampoo, ear, and teeth wipes, conditioner and grooming tools are all on the shelf waiting. Finish up with the high velocity dryer to make sure you leave all the dog hairs at the shop and not in your bathroom.
While you wait you can peruse the selection of premium dog foods, chews and enrichment toys they also keep fully stocked. Here at The Freckled Paw headquarters, we feed Annamaet Pet foods to keep our crew happy and healthy. Bandanas by K9 Just in Case are also a great way to add a little holiday flair to your clean pup!

About Us

At The Freckled Paw, we are committed to kindness towards both you and your dog. We understand that every dog and owner team is different and will have their own unique challenges. We pride ourselves in listening to your challenges and coming up with a plan that will help you reach your goals for your life with your dog. Let us help you navigate your challenges and come up with a plan that works!