From lovable pooches to majestic birds, pets in Cincinnati sure are pampered. Below, check out five fun local shops with gifts and experiences that will make humans just as happy as their furry, feathered or scaled friends.
Bengals Dog Collar
Since the Cincinnati Bengals’ exciting Super Bowl run this season, this city has exploded with pride and support for our local NFL team — and that includes from our pets. Your pup can bring out her inner big cat with a new orange and black collar from Sarandipity Pet Wear. The Bengals are well-represented in the Cincinnati-based Etsy shop’s collection of dog collars, but there are plenty of other designs, too, including those representing fandoms, holidays and — ahem — other sports teams (if you’re into that sort of thing). etsy.com/shop/SarandipityPetWear.
Need a little light while refilling Tweety’s bird seed? Hunky Dory Studio has you covered. Among its dozens of nightlight designs, Hunky Dory features a large collection of pet-centric items. From dachshund queens to pink bunny sketches to sweet baby goats, animals take center stage on plug-in tiles that become glowing works of art. The studio also features necklaces, ornaments, money clips and other animal-centric items. Need something custom to immortalize your best four-legged friend? Hunky Dory can put your favorite photo and words on a variety of items. hunkydorystudio.com.
Flavorful Rabbit Treats and Toys
Just like humans do, rabbits crave a sweet treat from time to time. Luckily, Cincinnati Etsy shop Fun4Bunnies and Friends has plenty of options to keep Bun-Bun happy. Check out the Verry Berry Kabob, a chew toy of balsa wood and rope that tastes like blueberry, strawberry and other fruity flavors. The shop also carries flavored seagrass mats, star-shaped toys and loofah chips, plus treats for guinea pigs and other small creatures. etsy.com/shop/Fun4Bunnies.
Hoppy Dog Biscuits
A product that makes dogs happy while doing some local good is barking up the right tree. Brewhaus Dog Bones crafts biscuits for your favorite canines from spent barley malt grains used by Cincinnati breweries. The four-ingredient treats are baked by local vocational students with disabilities who are eager to learn about business and get training in new skills. Brewhaus puts all proceeds back into creating additional vocational opportunities, and a special Bengals-themed treat box in February contributed to those funds. brewhausdogbones.com.
Yoga with Cats
What about Cincinnatians who love animals but can’t house them due to apartment rules or partners with allergies? That’s what yoga is for — cat yoga, that is. The Kitty Brew Cafe in Mason already welcomes cat lovers of all stripes, thanks to its organic coffee, snacks and kitty cuddle sessions, but on yoga night, things are purrrrfect. The monthly event offers an hour of meditation and stretching among the felines, and the class is good for all ages. kittybrew.com.
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