Pooch. Canine. Puppy. Whatever you call your four-legged friend, dogs rule across southern Colorado. From Pueblo to Cañon City, there are countless bark parks, dog-friendly restaurant patios, and pet-oriented hiking trails so your dog can join you on outings. Colorado companies are also a leader in creating food, treats, and innovative gear to pamper your pooch. Here’s a shopping list for a few of the best items, uniquely made in the Pikes Peak region.
Dog Karma makes high-quality leashes, collars, harnesses, bandanas and “dog clothing” from unique fabrics. Their lines feature artisan fabrics to highlight Colorado’s outdoorsy lifestyle.
If you need cleaning products for indoor accidents, try Unique Natural Products’ Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator. “Made in Colorful Colorado,” it overcomes the odor of dog urine, vomit, and feces.
COLORADO HEMP HONEY
U.S. military veteran and local beekeeper Nick French combines raw Rocky Mountain honey and cannabinoid (CBD) to improve the health of humans and their four-footed companions. His Colorado Hemp Honey, made in Parker, contains omega-3 and over six essential oils.
DOWN DOG SNACKS
A former ad executive and current yoga instructor founded Down Dog Snacks, baked right in Denver. These healthy treats use local, all-natural, and gluten-free ingredients!
NuLeaf Naturals are an all-natural, CBD oil produced in Denver. Used as a pet dietary supplement, it’s sold in a .5ml liquid dropper for $38.99. Bottles are kept behind the Republic of Paws register so you’ll have to request them at the register.
Made in Durango, Zuke’s offers natural dog treats with hip and joint support. They even make 10-calorie “Skinny Bakes” for furry friends in need of weight control.
These canine cookies are baked from sweet potatoes in their Colorado Springs ovens. They are iced with an adorable paw print and the colorful “C” from the Colorado state flag. Think of them as upscale pastries for your pooch. Find these treats at Gigi’s in Manitou.
Inside and out, our fourlegged friends need our help to stay healthy. One Colorado-based company, Endura Pets, offers all-natural flea and tick prevention and an herbal ear wash they say is safe enough for humans to use.
With styles designed and printed exclusively in Colorado, Walk-e-Woo makes durable and funky dog collars, leashes, and harnesses. From tie-dye to camo, “martini” to plaid, dog owners have enjoyed their innovative prints since 2002.
These 100% natural treats are produced without hormones, fillers, antibiotics, or artificial ingredients. Meats are sourced from select ranches and include elk, venison, bison, wild boar, kangaroo, and beef.
For your dog on-the-go, grab a PaxBowl. Uniquely designed to hug a 32-oz Nalgene or HydroFlask, this BPA- free bowl insulates a water bottle as you hike or run errands, keeping the liquid cold. Then it unfolds with a wide opening so Fido can easily drink.
FINDING COLORADO MADE GOODS!
Gigi’s in Manitou Springs offers a wide variety of pet products that are made in Colorado! It’s also the go-to pet shop for canine art, such as stepping stones in the shape of a paw, inlaid with your dog’s name, or a custom pet portrait by Simone Farley. Visit Gigi’s for more info!