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  • 12 Made in the USA Pet Products

    Looking for the best products for your four-legged friends? We've discovered (and thoroughly tested) 12 Made in the USA pet products so you don't have to. From things your pet needs everyday, to special treats and fun toys, there's something  here for every dog and cat.

    Made in the USA pet products - Silidog

    Silent Pet Tag

    Having identification tags on your pet’s collar is always a good idea, but, boy, can they be noisy. These silicone pet tags are jingle-free, fade-free, and full of personality. Customize these silicone dog tags for your furry best friend.


    Made in the USA pet products - Whisker+Box

    Compression Cat Box

    If you've got a cat, you know they love snuggling up in small spaces. This Made in the USA, collapsible compression cat box is just the right size for your cat to get cozy—and it's much cuter and more functional than a cardboard box.


    Made in the USA pet products - West Paw Dog Beds

    Handcrafted Dog Beds

    These machine washable dog beds are the best bed for your dog—and the earth. They're easy to machine wash and dry and are Made in the USA of eco-friendly materials. Continue Reading

  • Dog-nomics 101

    According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, pet owners spent an estimated $56 billion on their pets in 2013 which is up 10% from just two years ago. As this growth trend continues, more Makers are showing up on the scene with innovative product offerings for pets and pet owners who are looking for the same style and conveniences they look for in their own lives.

    When these intrepid Makers, also put their values, such as Made in the USA, behind their products, an economic revolution is put in motion.

    Check out these stories of Makers, using their vision to create innovative products and a better world along the way.


    Dean Russo

    Inspired by his love of dogs and his urban surroundings, pop artist Dean Russo of Brooklyn, NY creates vibrant, colorful animal portraits. Using multiple mediums, Dean has an uncanny ability to look into the eyes of a cat or dog and capture their expressiveness on canvas.  Learn more and buy Dean Russo here.

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  • National Dog Day + Giveaway!

     Today we have created a very special post for you (and your favorite canine). Did you know that this Monday, August 26th is National Dog Day? This one day per year is officially recognized to commemorate your furry favorites and it's even recognized by the New York State Legislature as such. All over the world there are celebrations and events that honor all breeds of dogs.
    The Grommet is happily celebrating this day as well and we'd like to highlight a few of our staff's picks for the best Grommets for your dog. Check out our favorite Grommets for your pup and let us know which you'd like to win (we're giving away a $50 gift card to shop. See below)!
    National Dog Day - giveaway
    Max & Zoey - This double dog leash is a super problem solver. You can walk two dogs at once, tangle free. Safe, practical and convenient. We couldn't agree more.
    National Dog Day - giveaway
    Aikiou Junior - This special dog bowl is more than just a bowl. It's an enriching experience for your dog. It's a food  bowl that helps the dog release their inner wild as they hunt and work for the food while eating.
  • Puppy Love

    Today's Grommet is Slurpabowls, portable containers for your pet's food or water.  We get how important pets are to so very many people, so we invited  Amanda to talk to us about her relationship with her pet, Rolo.  I think many of us can relate...

    By Amanda of Kickyboots

    I kind of hate my dog right now.

    Don’t call PETA. There’s still kibble in his bowl and water in his dish, but I think Rolo and I need to go to counseling or something. It’s not him, it’s me.

    It wasn’t always like this. I used to be one of them: an owner who let her dog sleep in bed with her, dressed him in funny doggy t-shirts, bought him special treats and took him everywhere with her.

    Amanda and RoloThen something happened. I had a baby. My dog, who had previously been my baby, transformed overnight into just a dog.

    Now we’ve got two daughters and somewhere along the line, this poor dog became nothing more than another creature that needed something from me. There would be nights when I had been up four times with a ravenous newborn and just as I would settle in for my blissful 3 am nap, Rolo would start whining to go out for a pee. And it enraged me! Dumb DOG!

    Just like when a relationship begins to grow stale, the best thing for the parties to do is remember what brought them together in the first place, why they fell in love, rekindle the flame.

    I need to do that with Rolo.  He’s worth it.

    When I first brought him home, he slept on my chest all day and I marvelled at his every little breath, the curve of his furry eyelashes, his soft warmth. I relished teaching him tricks; I cuddled with him in the evenings. He’s a great dog, loyal to the end, great with our kids.

    Tonight I’m going to pat his head, remember the puppy love we shared, and fight the urge to punt him across the bedroom if he whines to be let out at midnight.

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