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My Favorite Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover in 2018.

Are you still searching for that perfect holiday gift? Do you have a dog lover on your list? Check out my list highlighting some of my favorite gift ideas, for the dog lover, this season!

Grounds & Hounds Coffee

Their tag line is, “Every Pound Saves a Hound.” And they donate 20% of all profits to animal rescue partners. When founder and CEO, Jordan Karcher, adopted his dog back in 2012, his eyes were opened to the world of animal rescue. His new, spotted friend, Molly, was not only a new family member, but an inspiration. That is when Jordan decided, "that great coffee, could have even greater purpose." Grounds & Hounds astonishing collection of fair trade & organic, specialty coffees, will satisfy any coffee connoisseur while making a big impact, one sip at a time.

Coffee selections starting at $13.99. They also have a stylish selection of mugs and apparel.

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Finley’s Barkery Dog Treats

My list continues with another product with a purpose. Finley’s Barkery is a dog treat company, dedicated to “elevating people & pets”. These dog treats are all natural, wheat free, with limited ingredients and they are handcrafted in the USA. Finley’s dedicates 50% of profits to supporting people with disabilities all across the country through their non-profit partners.

Treat selections starting at $9.99.

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The Bark Bars Organic Soap

Bark Bars are homemade, organic soaps that are good for you and your dog! The soap bars are locally made, here in Minnesota. This soap is made with mindful ingredients and they source as many organic ingredients as possible. They also have Bark Bombs, bath bombs made with Celtic sea salt!

Bark Bars starting at $6.99.

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Craft & Crew Gift Card

Any Minneapolis dog lover should know about Craft & Crew Hospitality! Their innovative “pawtios” have made dining with your dog a year round possibility. They have two year-round and two seasonal, dog friendly patios. They have a full food and drink menu, as well as, an extensive menu just for your dog. Their Northeast Minneapolis location, Stanley’s, also has the best Rueben sandwich in town.

The Craft & Crew gift card can be used at all of their restaurants including: Stanley’s NE Bar Room, The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, Pub 819 and The Bar Draft House.

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Pop Your Pup! Custom Pet Products

These are custom products featuring your very own pet! The second I saw it, I had to have one. I mean, if you really love your pet, you should have a shirt with their face on it. Am I right?? They have everything from wall art, to tank tops, to baby bibs and dog beds. All you need is an image of your pet to get started and you will work with a passionate artist who shares your love for animals, to create your personal and unique design.

They have what they call “crazy fast turnaround” and also sell gift cards, so you still have time for one of these this Christmas.

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Ollu Dog Wash Gift Card

Ollu is a spa-like atmosphere for your dog, where you can utilize the self-serve wash or have an experienced groomer do the work for you. Either way, you get to leave the mess of your dog’s bath day behind and enjoy the fresh scent of an all natural shampoo. You don’t even need an appointment for the self-serve wash stations! Located in NE Minneapolis, the staff at Ollu is dedicated to exceeding industry standards through education, compassion and individualized attention.

Up until Christmas you'll get a free box of treats with the purchase of a $25 gift card. This Saturday, December 15th, they are having a holiday pop-up market where you can find hand-made gifts, beverages and treats and a holiday photo station!

Self service starts at $15.

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Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test

Wisdom Panel is a canine DNA test that will help identify health and breed specific needs.

I didn’t find out what Charlie’s breed was until 3 YEARS after I rescued him. And I found out because I received a Wisdom Panel as a birthday gift. It was so much fun testing his DNA to find out a little more about him. Often when we rescue our dogs, we know very little about their past life or where they came from. This is a great gift to give to anyone who has rescued their dog. It's a simple cheek swab that you send in and you get your results fairly quickly by email.

Kits start at $84.99.

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What gift are you giving your dog lover or hoping to receive as a dog lover yourself?! Let me know in the comments!

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