Support Tucson Businesses by Shopping Locally Now and Throughout the Year

By Rebecca West
The pet industry has ballooned over the years to become a multi-billion-dollar industry giving pet lovers more options to take advantage of than ever before. For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of locally-owned businesses in the Old Pueblo featuring pet-related merchandise, services, and treats just in time for the holidays…

Jennifer Smiley Portraits — Wildlife and pet portrait artist Jennifer Smiley produces beautiful one-off pieces of art on canvas with remarkable depth and detail. For a personalized commission, visit jennifersmileyart.com.

Aall Forms of Life — For ridiculously cute stickers, note cards, and art featuring charming depictions of Arizona wildlife, you definitely want to visit aallformsoflife.etsy.com. The scientific illustrator, biologist, and artist also creates Christmas ornaments, plus bowties and bandanas for dogs.

Natalie Cozzi Art — More colorful pet portraiture awaits you. This time it’s using oils, acrylics, and colored pencils, at nataliecozzi.com. where talented artist Natalie Cozzi also creates vivid wildlife images, fantasy art, and stickers.

Secret Desert Soap Works — Easily considered works of art in their own right, this Etsy business creates the cutest animal-inspired soap figurines you’ll ever see. Besides adorable soaps shaped like dogs and cats, they frequently team with local shelters to aid in fundraising. etsy.com/shop/SecretDesertSoap

SAAFB Artisan Gallery — The Southern Arizona Animal Foodbank Artisan Gallery carries jewelry, home décor, pottery, and so much more (including pet beds and crates). Every purchase helps support local artists and vendors, as well as providing pet food to families in need. 6212 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85712, (520) 268-7299, or visit saafb.org.

Accessories & Apparel

Moxy Pet Apparel — For snuggly warm dog jackets, vests, and hoodies handmade by the self-proclaimed “best fur-grandma ever,” you can shop online at mymoxypets.com and enjoy free shipping with all of your orders.

Star Dog Style — For matching harnesses, leashes, and collars to coordinate your pup’s attire, shop online at stardogstyle.com. They even sell mini clip-on poop bag dispensers in fun colors and patterns.

Peanut’s Clawset — Known for its adorable and often over-the-top dog togs, shop for stylish pet clothes downtown at 25 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, (520) 412-1296, or online at peanutsclawset.com.

Greyt Escape Collars — The maker of beautiful, brightly colored collars that are washable, the business also sells leads, cooling bandanas, and greyhound note cards. Visit them at greytescape.etsy.com.

Collar Me Charming — You’ll find a wide variety of super sweet bowties, bandanas, rubit clips, and cute collars to dress up your pup in style at their online store collarmecharming.com.

Barkeries & Dog Treats

Dogs-n-Donuts — Tucson’s favorite dog café, they offer cakes, donuts, treats of all shapes and sizes, toys and accessories, and more in their brick-and-mortar location at 7743 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85710, (520) 722-1640. Visit dogsndonutstucson.com.

Kozda Dog Bakery — One of Tucson’s newest additions to the rising world of dog treat purveyors, Kozda offers amazing canine culinary creations that you can order online at their Etsy store at Shor.by/Si7S or visit @kozdadogbakery on Instagram.

Bella’s Gelato Shoppe — Looking for a tasty treat for you and your bestie? Check out Bella’s, where your dog can enjoy a puppaccino topped with dog biscuits. Located at 2648 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson 85716, visit their website bellasgelato.com or call (520) 954-2843.

Pima Paws Bakery — An organic pet treat bakery that carries dog food and healthy, gluten-free treats for dogs and cats, shop online at pimapawsbakery.com or find them at the Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market at 12500 E. Spanish Trail, Tucson 85748, or call (520) 339-6866.

Rosie’s Barket — A DIY dog wash and boutique specializing in spoiling your pups, they have a barkery that offers treats ranging from ready-made cookies and donuts to handmade custom cakes to celebrate your pooch’s special day! Find them at 7960 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley 85704, (520) 304-1029, or rosiesbarket.com/pages/barkery.

CBD Products

Gaia Provides — Gaia Provides is a holistic, hemp-based health and wellness company for dogs, cats, and horses, offering a line of CBD products that come in salves, sprays, roll-ons, and bath bombs or CBD-infused pet treats. Visit gaiaprovides.com to shop online.

Luna Scrubs — Carrying CBD products for people and dogs, their pet line features CBD pet tinctures, dog treats, and shampoos. Tinctures come in 250mgs and 500mgs for small and large dogs. Shop online at lunascrubsaz.com.

Remember, every dollar spent at a locally-owned business sends a ripple of economic benefit throughout the community!



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