Shop Local for Pets!

If you’re going to shop on Black Friday, why not shop local? The Cleveland area has some great pet stores where you can all your shopping done (because you only buy for your dog, right? Oh wait, maybe that’s just me).

To kick off the start of the holiday shopping season, StyleMutt in West park, will be holding a Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sale. The event will include:

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free Specials
  • $10 off any Human Item
  • Buy $75 worth of Merchandise and get a $10 gift certificate
  • Refreshments

Find out more here:

Shop local

And don’t forget to shop these local pet stores:

Cleveland-Area Pet Stores

Fetch Pet Spa + Boutique
250 Rockcliff Dr., Rocky River

Furry Nation
15800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Natural Pet
8715 Ridge Rd., North Royalton

Pet’s General Store
16821 Madison Avenue, Lakewood

10906 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland

Snooty Pooch Boutique
Middleburg Hts.

Style Mutt
3525 Warren Rd., Westpark

One Lucky Dog Bakery
45 Public Square, Medina

The Grateful Dog Bakery
31966 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Stay tuned for a full list of Santa Paws events next week!

CLE Dog Deals of the Week

Time for another roundup of local dog deals to check out this week! If you need to get your dog groomed, get a halloween costume or get a halloween photo taken (which of course you do!), there are some good deals to check out this month:

Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa

For all grooming appointments scheduled through October 17th, enjoy 20% OFF [one] spa service PLUS all merchandise in the Fetch Boutique.


Furry Nation

Bring in your old bag of food and receive a new bag for 10% off. Old bag must be a brand the store does not carry and you must also sign up for loyalty program (One bag per household.) Visit for more info.

Chewbone Studio

The pet photography studio will be hosting Halloween mini sessions on Oct 28. Reservations required (call or email or 216-280-2863).

halloween session

Also, book your studio holiday session by 10/16 and take an additional $25 off.

Snooty Pooch Boutique

Shop today (10/9) and receive 10% of all dog collars (use coupon code “autumn”). Also, all Halloween costumes are on sale. Visit to shop.

Grateful Dog Bakery

Get Halloween photos taken tomorrow for $10 (a framed 4×6 print). Proceeds go to the Friendship APL in Lorain County. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the store. No appointments necessary.


City Dogs Cleveland

If you’re in the market for a new dog, City Dog Cleveland is offering half off the adoption fee on any black (or mostly black) dog. Check out the dogs here:

I think I’d take this guy home:


At Rescue Village a donation of any amount will go towards the adoption fee of any dog seven or older. Check out their dogs here:

Groupon Deals:

All Star Animal Training

Half hour or hour group training session for $15. Parma Heights area.

Pawsitively Savvy Petsitting & Grooming

From the merchant: Pet safe Lodging includes three outside exercise breaks, two dry meals and comfy cots and blankets to get cozy. Northfield area. $18-36 options (52% discount).

Oh and don’t forget to check out the Cleveland Pet Expo this Saturday and Sunday for more deals and to meet local pet businesses! It will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. Find out more here:


CLE Dog Deals of the Week

I get a lot of emails about different deals and promotions, including a lot of dog-specific deals. I’m guessing you do too, but probably like me, rarely read them. This week I noticed some good ones, so I decided to round up some of local deals that I’ve come across.

There are sales going on whether you need to get your dog groomed, get his photo taken or just stock up on food and treats.

Here are some deals to check out:

fetchFetch is celebrating their 2nd anniversary with some special deals. From May 11-16 they are offering:

  • Complimentary Blueberry Facials (with any grooming appointment scheduled May 11-16.
  • 25% off all merchandise
  • Free Goodie Bag with every purchase

Visit for more information.


Chewbone Studio in Westlake has extended their April promotion, offering a free 8×8 collage with any studio mini session. Visit them at for more information.


The Furry Nation in Lakewood, is having an online sale. Deals include:

  • 10% off Honest Kitchen Love Food and Treats
  • $3 off any bag of Earthbone Holistic
  • 50% Bixbi treats
  • 15% off sweaters and coats

Visit their online site for the deals:

Not technically a local deal (although pet sitters are local, so it sort of is), but Living Social is offering $60 to spend at on a pet sitter for $22 (temporarily reduced from $25) . I am going to be using Rover when I go out of town at the end of May, so I was excited to see this deal.

See the deal here:

Images courtesy of Fetch Pet Boutique and Chewbone Studio.

Shop Local for Your Pet This Black Friday

I’m not a fan of Black Friday, especially now that it’s seeped into Thanksgiving. I tend to avoid it all costs. If you do plan to shop for your pet this Black Friday, why not visit a local pet store instead of one of the big box chain stores that will likely be overrun with people?
It’s not a comprehensive list, but here are some options for shopping local for your pet this holiday season.


Cleveland-Area Pet Stores

Fetch Pet Spa + Boutique
250 Rockcliff Dr., Rocky River

Furry Nation
15800 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Natural Pet
8715 Ridge Rd., North Royalton

Pet’s General Store
16821 Madison Avenue, Lakewood

10906 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland

Snooty Pooch Boutique
Middleburg Hts.

Style Mutt
3525 Warren Rd., Westpark

One Lucky Dog Bakery
45 Public Square, Medina

The Grateful Dog Bakery
31966 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Also – this weekend, check out Santa Paws at SouthPark Mall on Nov. 30. Pet photos from 7-9 p.m. will benefit the Cleveland APL.

Stay tuned for a full list of Santa Paws events this Monday!


Around town this weekend…

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and I am all done with shopping! I think this may be the first time this has ever happened. Being done early means I can now focus on all of the fun holiday stuff going on this weekend. Luckily, there’s a few pet-related Holiday things going on around town this weekend. Here’s your rundown of what to do:


Pack Walk
Start your morning off with a pack walk through the Royal View Trails in Strongsville. The $10 suggested donation will go to Muttley Crue, a pit-bull rescue group. For more information, visit!/events/168249076717591/

Santa Pictures
Unless you have some inside connection and can get Santa to come by your house, this is your last chance before Christmas to get your pet’s photo taken with Santa!  Starting at 11 a.m. at the Petco in Strongsville you can get your pet’s photo taken. The cost of the 4 x 6 inch photo is $10, with all the proceeds benefiting the animals of Berea ARF.

All Weekend

Christmas Village
Lakewood-based pet store The Furry Nation, has set up shop at this holiday pop up shop at Crocker Park. The Village has gifts for pets, pet lovers and many more on your list. There are several other local vendors besides The Furry Nation, including vendors selling wines, natural soaps, ornaments and jewelry. If you’re looking for pet gifts, The Furry Nation has dog blankets, dog pendants and ornaments and other fun gifts for pets and pet lovers alike. The village is located next to the Coach store.

It’s National Adoption Weekend!

If you’re in the market for a new dog or cat, this is your weekend. PetSmart will be holding its winter National Adoption Weekend from Friday through Sunday at all Northeast Ohio PetSmart stores.

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You can catch these local rescue organizations, among others, at PetSmart events this weekend:

PetSmart Mayfield Hts
Friday, 11/15, from 3-7 and Saturday, 11/16 from 12-4.
Dogs will be available Saturday and Sunday from 12-4. PAWS will also be at the Parma PetSmart with cats and kittens on Saturday from 11-4. There will be special pricing at both locations for cats and kittens.

Paws & Prayers
PetSmart Chapel Hill
355 Howe Ave, (330) 922-4114
Dogs will be available Friday from 4-7 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cats will be there from open on Friday til close on Sunday.

Erie Shores Humane Society
PetSmart Elyria, 263 Midway Blvd, (440) 324-4665
Valley-Save-a-Pet (cats)
PetSmart Macedonia
8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd, Unit 10, (330) 908-0531

These other PetSmart stores will also be holding adoption events:

North Olmsted
26063 Great Northern Plaza, (440) 777-8900

6870 Ridge Rd, Parma, (440) 845-9592

Also, through this Sunday, Lake Humane Society is running a special offer on senior pets in honor of “Adopt a Senior Dog Month.” When you adopt a dog or cat 6 years or older, you can name your adoption fee. Check out these adorable guys up for adoption:


Find out more information here:

Hunter’s Day at the Spa

I recently read an article that said one of the things consumers continued to spend money on during the recession was their pets. At the upscale Cleveland pet resort, The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa, owners said that business actually went up during the recession.

I guess I can understand that. It’s easier to cut back on things for yourself, than deny your loyal canine friend. What do they know about tough times? Lucky for us Clevelanders, there are a lot of great local places where you can pamper your pet. I recently made an appointment at a luxury spa for dogs, Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa in Rocky River. Fetch specializes in pampering pets, offering facials and “pawidicures” for dogs, along with other grooming services. I was intrigued by their “Blueberry Facial.” Forget that I haven’t gotten a facial for myself in years, Hunter had to have one!

I scheduled Hunter for the “Aromatherapy Spa Treatment” a green tea and mint aromatherapy bubble bath and blueberry facial. The bath is followed by a dead sea mineral mud bath treatment, which is right up Hunter’s alley because he LOVES mud.

The Before: Excited about being pampered!
Getting his blueberry facial, but still has time to pose.


Basking in the cleanliness
The After: Looking handsome and rested – and smelling great!

Not all dogs may love being groomed, but Hunter really loved this spa day. One really great thing about Fetch is that they only schedule one dog at a time, so there’s no waiting around in cages while other dogs are groomed – a true luxury experience for any dog.

Fetch also carries a unique line of eco-friendly pet products and cute pet treats and outfits. And you can feel especially good about spoiling your pooch, since the Boutique donates proceeds each month to different animal welfare charities. This month the money is going to PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society. You can find out more information about them on their Facebook page.

Think your dog deserves a spa day? Fetch is offering a special offer for Dogs in the CLE readers. Mention this blog for a free teeth brushing or blueberry facial with any groom. Visit for more information.

Fetch Pet Boutique + Spa