End of the Leash

natural, healthy, and thoughtfully-sourced pet foods, treats, and supplies

Gotta Be Ruff on Bugs


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Ruff on Bugs is our newest weapon in the fight against fleas and ticks! It may not look like it right now, but bug season is right around the corner.

From the Ruff on Bugs website:

We don't put monthly pest treatments on ourselves or our kids. For good reason! We use repellent instead. Why not do the same for our dogs?

Ruff on bugs is 100% Organic, non-GMO, Vegan & cruelty free. Contains Absolutely No Chemicals, No Synthetics. Replaces Risky Chemical Spot-On Treatments And Pills With Care For Best Effectiveness And Safety For Your Dogs So That It REPELS Bugs Without Interfering With Medicines Or Holistic Treatments Your Dog May Be On! Made With Ingredients Which Are Proven Effective Against Dreaded Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks, Flies, Bees And Other Insects. Pure And Natural -- Nothing Weird That You Have To Google! 

In addition, Ruff on Bugs is made is Massachusetts, USA; bottled in recyclable plastic; alcohol-free and non-aerosol!  Ruff on Bugs is formulated for use on DOGS ONLY.

 

Last chance to make your reservations!

Give us a call at EOTL at 262.363.3338 to make your reservations with Stone Pony Pottery for this Sunday, April 22nd!  Reservation slots are from 10am-1pm.  

Have Stone Pony Pottery make a custom impression of your dog's paw print.  The keepsakes take 3-4 weeks for delivery, so this is just in time for Mother's Day.

Your keepsake will be fired & professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever. They are $25 each (cash preferred; credit cards also accepted).

 
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SALE--Honest Kitchen Cups

Honest Kitchen cups are on sale! 

Buy 2, get 1 FREE (excluding Force).

Easy for those meals on the go, and excellent for stuffing your dog's Kong for a frozen healthy treat!

 

 

HAWS PETS OF THE WEEK

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

Hope to see you soon!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

The Perfect Pet-Mom Mom's Day Gift!


Come to End of the Leash on Sunday, April 22nd and have Stone Pony Pottery make a custom impression of your dog's paw print just in time for Mother's Day!!

Your keepsake will be fired & professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever. They are $25 each (cash preferred; credit cards also accepted); please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

NOTE: You must call us at 262-363-3338 to reserve your appointment!  Time slots are between 10am-1pm. We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up at End of the Leash.

 

Tiki Cat...AND...Tiki Dog!

We have NEW varieties of Tiki Cat in!  Come and check out the Born Carnivore dry in 2.8lb bagsAfter Dark in 3.5oz cans, and Tiki Cat Stix Wet Treats!

Also...we're excited to announce we now carry Tiki Dog Aloha Petites for small dogs!  We have select flavors available AND on special:

  • Tiki Dog Aloha Petites dry in 3.5lb bags (chicken, fish, lamb): $5 off per bag
  • Tiki Dog Aloha Petites in 3.5oz cans: buy 3 get one free
 

HAWS PETS OF THE WEEK

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Mimi is an 8 year old cat. She was displaced to the shelter due to her owner's medical needs. Some may even call her purrfect!

Mimi is an 8 year old cat. She was displaced to the shelter due to her owner's medical needs. Some may even call her purrfect!

 Chloe is a 6 month old Pitbull Terrier. She can be very shy at first, but once you earn her trust she is a huge love bug. We are working on getting some basic manners learned, but she is a very bright and energetic girl.

Chloe is a 6 month old Pitbull Terrier. She can be very shy at first, but once you earn her trust she is a huge love bug. We are working on getting some basic manners learned, but she is a very bright and energetic girl.

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Winter's Last Hurrah


Just in time for Winter's (hopefully!) last hurrah--we have winter coats and boots at 20% off!  (Excludes Gold Paw Fleece and Pawz boots.)  Here are a few to check out!

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Ultra Paws Durable Boots

"They have a durable sole that is pliable, super grippy, and ideal to prevent slipping floors and light duty outdoors - plus they stay on your dog's paws!"

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Canada Pooch City Scape Coat

"High fashion meets total warmth with the Cityscape Coat. Quilted exterior, luxurious sherpa lining, easy snap closure."

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Ultra Paws Cozy Paws

New this year!  Designed to provide improved traction on slippery surfaces and for light duty use outdoors. The soft, breathable fleece is printed in original fabric patterns. The boot sole is dipped in a natural rubber that stays flexible and comfortable for your dog.

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Petrageous Kodiak Coat

"Heavyweight, wind and water proof coat with full chest coverage, Velcro® back closure, reflective stitching, elastic leg straps, ID label and leash opening."

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Wellies

Wellies are flexible silicone dog boots that are easy to put on and stay on! - Wellies are the all-weather boot solution that protects your pooch's paws from the elements.  They are perfect for rainy, muddy spring weather as well as sloppy winter weather.

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Petrageous Kodiak Coat

"Triple layer heavyweight, water and windproof coat featuring a convenient two-way zipper on back to allow for easy access to a harness."

 

New Catit products now in!

Stop in to check out the new Scratcher, Backbone, Digger, Food tree, Wave Circuit and the Flower Mini Fountain!

 

HAWS PETS OF THE WEEK

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Suki is a 2 year old American Pitbull Terrier. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older due to her energy and exuberance. She would do best hogging all the love in the household and not having to share with other pets. Suki is awaiting her furever home, stop in to meet her and see everything your house is missing.

Suki is a 2 year old American Pitbull Terrier. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older due to her energy and exuberance. She would do best hogging all the love in the household and not having to share with other pets. Suki is awaiting her furever home, stop in to meet her and see everything your house is missing.

 Gin is a 3 year old Coonhound. HAWS is recommending children 6 and older due to her intensity with food. She would not do well with a cat, but has gotten along with dogs here. If you want a dog that will serenade you with baying Gin is the dog for you!

Gin is a 3 year old Coonhound. HAWS is recommending children 6 and older due to her intensity with food. She would not do well with a cat, but has gotten along with dogs here. If you want a dog that will serenade you with baying Gin is the dog for you!

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Top 4 Easter Hazards for Your Pet


The excitement of the Easter holiday may include a few items that can be quite hazardous to our animal companions!

Keep in mind especially these 4 things:

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  1. Chocolate. The darker it is, the more poisonous it is to our pets.
  2. Plastic Easter grass.  Keep this out of pets' reach to avoid gastrointestinal distress.
  3. Plants. Lilies especially are extremely toxic to cats. 
  4. Fertilizers/herbicides. Store locked away, and keep pets inside while applying.

These reminders are courtesy of the ASPCA (Top Four Easter Hazards for Pets).

 

Take advantage of March sales!

There are only a few days left in March, therefore just a few more days for all our awesome March specials! 

Several brands of foods are on sale, plus tons of treats to fill the Easter baskets!  You you can find the details in our monthly newsletter.  
Click here ---> End of the Leash Newsletter for March  

 

HAWS PETS OF THE WEEK

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Lily and Nova are adult female Guinea Pigs. They enjoy each other’s company and when they get used to your scent they will enjoy you as well. When they are happy, they let you know with a squeal or whistle!

Lily and Nova are adult female Guinea Pigs. They enjoy each other’s company and when they get used to your scent they will enjoy you as well. When they are happy, they let you know with a squeal or whistle!

 Hollister is a 2 year old Labrador and Pitbull Terrier mix. HAWS is recommending older children because he is timid initially. He will do best being the only pet. If you are looking for a dog to walk and hike on leash with you, he may be the one

Hollister is a 2 year old Labrador and Pitbull Terrier mix. HAWS is recommending older children because he is timid initially. He will do best being the only pet. If you are looking for a dog to walk and hike on leash with you, he may be the one

 

Easter Holiday Hours

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In celebration of the Easter holiday, both of our locations will be closed on Sunday, April 1st.  We'll reopen at our normal time of 9am on Monday, April 2nd. 

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter weekend!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Spring Into Spring--Safely!


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We love this article on the ASPCA website!  It briefly covers a wide variety of tips to remember as we ease into the changing of seasons, Spring holidays, outdoor activities and more.

---> Click here for the full article at ASPCA.com: Springtime Safety Tips

*If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center immediately at (888) 426-4435.

 

Just in time for Mother's Day

Come to End of the Leash on Sunday, April 22nd and have Stone Pony Pottery make a custom impression of your dog's paw print just in time for Mother's Day!!

Your keepsake will be fired & professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever. They are $25 each (cash preferred; credit cards also accepted); please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Call us at 262-363-3338 to reserve your appointment!  Time slots are between 10am-1pm. We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up at End of the Leash.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

  Reuban  is a recent addition to HAWS from Alabama. He is timid and needs time to get to know you. While he is not a fan of being touched, he loves to be around people.

Reuban is a recent addition to HAWS from Alabama. He is timid and needs time to get to know you. While he is not a fan of being touched, he loves to be around people.

  Kenny  is a very affectionate and sweet cat who has been at HAWS since January. He does not do well with other animals but would love to be the only pet for you!

Kenny is a very affectionate and sweet cat who has been at HAWS since January. He does not do well with other animals but would love to be the only pet for you!

 
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Easter Holiday Hours

In celebration of the Easter holiday, both of our locations will be closed on Sunday, April 1st.  We'll reopen at our normal time of 9am on Monday, April 2nd. 

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Transitioning Cats to a Healthier Diet


Last week, Dr. Karen Becker posted an interview with "Two Crazy Cat Ladies" Jae Kennedy and Adrienne Lefebvre.  Here are the highlights--but we loved watching this immensely helpful and entertaining video!  (Alternatively, check out the complete written article/transcript here.)

Story at-a-glance

One of the things Jae and Adrienne focus on is helping parents of cats 10 years and older take important steps to help their kitties stay healthy and happy through middle age and their golden years

They share their experience, tips and tricks on introducing new foods to cats (no matter their age), and transitioning kitties to an entirely different, healthier diet

The ladies also explain why it’s so important to stop free feeding your cat

Adrienne and Jae discuss the most important supplements for cats, especially older ones, and how to use a bit of trickery to get them to accept add-ins at mealtime

 

Ready for spring training?

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It's been a long winter, but the first day of spring is less than a week away!  Time to get moving a little more and start melting off those pounds we've all put on during the hibernation months.

Mellow or high-energy, young and old, all animals are healthier with daily exercise.  We found an article on PetPlace that has some excellent suggestions on how to ease your way into "spring training" and keep up the pace for a healthy year!

Click here to read the full article --->  Dog Spring Training — How to Get Your Pup Ready for the Season

 

Sales on treats!

e have LOTS of yummy treats on sale this month including Bounty Bites Jerky Trainers and more.  They're great for nose work games to play during the spring rains! 

Check them out in our newsletter ---> The Other End of the Leash

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

  Speedo  is a 7 years old cat. He is overweight and due to this, he is on a strict canned grain free diet. He has been fine with cats and dogs. Speedo has tolerated young kids but does not appreciate hugs. His size does not stop him from being playful!

Speedo is a 7 years old cat. He is overweight and due to this, he is on a strict canned grain free diet. He has been fine with cats and dogs. Speedo has tolerated young kids but does not appreciate hugs. His size does not stop him from being playful!

  Otis  is a 5 years old English Bulldog Mix. We are recommending households with teens and older because he can be protective of toys. He is very strong and very energetic! We highly recommend households familiar with maintenance of the breed.

Otis is a 5 years old English Bulldog Mix. We are recommending households with teens and older because he can be protective of toys. He is very strong and very energetic! We highly recommend households familiar with maintenance of the breed.

We hope you have a PAWsome day!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Pets And Your Sleep


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Whether you have one pet or several, nearly all of us could get a good laugh comparing our sleeping arrangements with them!  The warmth, security, and affection of our furry loved ones in our beds with us is usually a welcome and mutual feeling.

But occasionally (or frequently, for some) the bed-hogging, fur-flopping, and slurp-slurping wakes us up more than we'd prefer!  As we all know, poor sleep impacts our daily energy levels and possibly our long-term health.  So what's a loving pet owner to do?  

We found a great article at animalwellnessmagazine.com that gives a few easy suggestions on how to remedy the issue!  Check it out ---> Is Your Dog Impacting Your Sleep?

And if giving your pet a bed of her own is on your list, we have TONS of great options at End of the Leash. We are happy to help you pick out the perfect one for your pet and your budget!

 
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Let's play a SCENT game!

Winter is still lingering here in Wisconsin...and soon enough we'll have the messy transition into spring. 

If you are needing some boredom busters for those wet/muddy/snowy stretches of time, you'll appreciate 8 Fun Scent Games Your Dog Will Love from moderndogmagazine.com.  They have some super fun and unique game ideas that will wake up your dog's super-sniffer power and give him the enrichment and stimulation he needs, especially this time of year.

And BONUS...we have a variety of yummy treats you can use on sale in store this month!  Check out our Facebook page for all the details.

 

Just in time for Mother's Day

Come to End of the Leash on Sunday, April 22nd and have Stone Pony Pottery make a custom impression of your dog's paw print just in time for Mother's Day!!

Your keepsake will be fired & professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever. They are $25 each (cash preferred; credit cards also accepted); please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Call us at 262-363-3338 to reserve your appointment!  Time slots are between 10am-1pm. We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up at End of the Leash.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Milo is an 8 year old Yorkshire Terrier. He would do best in a home with older children as he can be scared of quick movement, loud noises, and even new places. Once he warms up to new people, he is a cuddly boy.

Milo is an 8 year old Yorkshire Terrier. He would do best in a home with older children as he can be scared of quick movement, loud noises, and even new places. Once he warms up to new people, he is a cuddly boy.

 Mr. Bigg is a 6 year old Chihuahua. He can be scared of new people initially but once he has bonded his personality shines. He does well with other animals unless they rush his space. Patience definitely has BIG rewards with this boy.

Mr. Bigg is a 6 year old Chihuahua. He can be scared of new people initially but once he has bonded his personality shines. He does well with other animals unless they rush his space. Patience definitely has BIG rewards with this boy.

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

New Food at Our Mukwonago Store--Taiga


We are now offering Taiga dry dog food by Horizon at our Mukwonago store!  Read all about it in this excerpt from their website:

Taiga ('ti·gah') is the world's largest contiguous evergreen forest stretching across North America, Northern Europe and Siberia. It has been a sanctuary for wildlife and continues to be today. This ancestral backdrop is the inspiration for Taiga pet food. A true respect for simple, grain free, highly digestible, meat based diets. 

As with all Horizon pet foods, the majority of ingredients are sourced locally from growers we know and trust. We start with animal protein in both a chicken (white meat) and pork (red meat) alternative.

We build our carbohydrates with a combination of legumes. Red lentils, peas, and garbanzo beans provide high dietary fiber yet low glycemic energy without the use of any processed grains.

The animal protein and carbohydrate foundation is rounded out with raw fruits and vegetables like apples, pineapple, blueberries, carrots, broccoli and bok choy.

We rebalance the ancestral attributes of meat, legumes, raw fruits and vegetables that are taken through a low temperature cooking process with vitamins and minerals, and a post cooking application of prebiotics, probiotics and natural enzymes to restore the best qualities of the raw ingredients impacted by modern cooking.

Lastly, Taiga comes in convenient 35 lb/15.9 kg bags only. This focus on large bags allows for us to produce the finished products most efficiently and therefore offer better value to you the consumer. That is the primary ambition of Taiga - the absolute best value in grain free with no sacrifice on quality. You simply can't do better in balancing quality and cost.

 

Be sure to stop by our Facebook page to see all of our weekly and monthly sales on foods and lots of other items!

 

Have a dog with separation anxiety?

Many of us have animal companions that suffer from anxiety for one reason or another.  Separation anxiety can be one of the most stressful situations for both pet and owner and sometimes it is hard to find solutions that are safe and effective.  

We love this article by our friends at animalwellnessmagazine.com about ways to resolve this type of anxiety.  With some extra patience, love, and persistence, your furry loved one can be on his way to feeling safe and happy!

Click here for the full article! ---> 6 Steps to Resolving Dog Anxiety

In addition, we recommend these products that are offered at End of the Leash: Herbsmith Calm Shen Powder for Dogs & Cats, Herbsmith July Third Chews for Dogs, and Animal Essentials Tranquility Blend Drops for Dogs & Cats. 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Smokey is a 5 year old Hound mix. Has a very loud bark when he is excited. His nose was made for sniffing and that's just what it will do, one of these days he'll sniff all over you. ;)  When outside make sure he is on leash or he might just sniff until he is out of sight!

Smokey is a 5 year old Hound mix. Has a very loud bark when he is excited. His nose was made for sniffing and that's just what it will do, one of these days he'll sniff all over you. ;)  When outside make sure he is on leash or he might just sniff until he is out of sight!

 Martin is a 2 year old Plott Hound mix. We are recommending children 6 and older because when you pet him he gives love nibbles. He enjoys being around people and being outside using his hound senses.

Martin is a 2 year old Plott Hound mix. We are recommending children 6 and older because when you pet him he gives love nibbles. He enjoys being around people and being outside using his hound senses.

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Dental Care for Dogs: Tips & Tricks


With February being Pet Dental Health month, we are committed to offering you products and resources to help you keep your dog's and kitty's teeth and mouth stay healthy. 

This article from Animal Planet covers the nitty-gritty on your dog's oral hygiene and offers lots of great advice!  Check it out ---> Dental Care for Dogs: Tips and Tricks <---

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One product we love is Herbsmith's Dog Breath!  Dog Breath Dental Treats provide a whole new way to address dog breath and tartary teeth. Whether you’re implementing a daily dental routine or looking for a fix for that awful green cloud floating near your pup’s mouth, Dog Breath is quick and easy tool. No brushing. No spraying. No struggle. Just a fun-to-eat treat!  

Dog Breath is a natural way to address stinky breath and tartar-coated teeth in dogs. With sea algaespearmint, and parsley, these dental treats are your multi-tool to a healthy teeth and mouth. The spearmint and parsley work together to freshen up breath, while the sea algae uses its natural biological process to soften up tartar on teeth.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Theodore is a 1 year old Red Eared Slide. He needs a family that will provide interaction slowly so he can get used to handling again. Other than that, he is quite active and quick on his feet.

Theodore is a 1 year old Red Eared Slide. He needs a family that will provide interaction slowly so he can get used to handling again. Other than that, he is quite active and quick on his feet.

 Guapo is an 8 year old Chihuahua. His name fits him well as it means "handsome" in Spanish. His good looks are accompanied with character and personality. He does have to go to a home with teens and older because he enjoys petting on his terms.

Guapo is an 8 year old Chihuahua. His name fits him well as it means "handsome" in Spanish. His good looks are accompanied with character and personality. He does have to go to a home with teens and older because he enjoys petting on his terms.

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Love Your Pet This Valentine's Week


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This article by Dr. Karen Becker is all about having a "pet-centric" Valentine's Day! Yes, the holiday is now over, but who says you can't give your furry animal companions extra lovins all week long and more?  She talks about a few extra special activities you can spoil your unconditionally-loving pet with.  They will love it, and so will you.  

---> Click here for the full article! A Valentine’s Day for the Dogs (or Cats)

Chances are there are flowers, chocolates, maybe some candles or stuffed animal toys that have made their way into your home, too!  Be sure to peruse the article for a few safety tips regarding these items.

We hope your Valentine's week is filled with love from your favorite furry critters!!

 
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This Saturday at EOTL

This Saturday, February 17th, both of our locations will be having our walk-in nail clinics.  

Klips by Kate will be at our Pewaukee store from 10am-2pm, and Nails by Jamie will be in Mukwonago from 9am-2pm.

No appointments necessary for either clinic, and they are both first-come, first serve!

And while you're at the Mukwonago store, chat with a representative from Born Free pet foods--all free of grains, gluten, and fillers.  The rep will be there from 10am-2pm.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Sparky, Scooter,&nbsp;and Skipper must be adopted as a trio. They enjoy hanging out and chatting with each other. Valentines Day is around the corner and you are sure to fall in love!

Sparky, Scooter, and Skipper must be adopted as a trio. They enjoy hanging out and chatting with each other. Valentines Day is around the corner and you are sure to fall in love!

 Troy is a 2-year-old Labrador mix. His play style is rambunctious because he LOVES toys! He would do best in a house without cats. If you're looking for a walking or running companion, he may be the one. (Side note--look at those ears!!)

Troy is a 2-year-old Labrador mix. His play style is rambunctious because he LOVES toys! He would do best in a house without cats. If you're looking for a walking or running companion, he may be the one. (Side note--look at those ears!!)

We love our customers! Hope to see you soon.
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

February Is Pet Dental Health Month


In this article, Dr. Karen Becker, Integrative Wellness Veterinarian of healthypets.mercola.com, talks about why it's important for your pet to have a healthy mouth and teeth, and practical tips and advice to keep them that way! 

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Story at-a-glance (Pet Oral & Dental Health by Dr. Becker)

  • About 80 percent of dogs over the age of 3 have oral disease, typically gum disease
  • Plaque and tartar left on your dog’s teeth can lead to gum disease, and gum disease has been linked to heart disease in dogs
  • To help prevent oral disease in your dog, feed a species-appropriate diet and offer recreational bones or dental chews, and brush your dog’s teeth every day
  • It’s also important to take your dog for regular oral exams with your veterinarian
  • With appropriate home care, some dogs will never need a professional tooth cleaning, while other dogs require regular cleanings despite excellent home care

--->  Click here to read the full article <---

 

Here at End of the Leash we offer many excellent options to help keep your dog or kitty's teeth healthy and clean!

  • Check out our Frozen Friday SALES for the most species appropriate diets and raw bones!
  • Talk to one of our staff members regarding dental treats, chews, and enzymatic dental products
  • We offer a variety of chewing options such as antlers, raw bones, and dental toys such as Benebone
  • Don't forget--Ark Naturals Brushless toothpaste is on sale this month!  Click here for the details!
 

Decorate Doggie Valentine Cookies THIS Sunday!

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Want to make a sweet treat for your furry Valentine?  

Join us in our Mukwonago store along with Aunt Jennie’s Barkery THIS Sunday, February 11th to decorate your canine Valentine some treats!

Bring your imagination to personalize 2 pre-baked heart cookies for your precious pooch with white, pink or red cream cheese frosting. 

  • Where: Our Mukwonago store at 325 Bay View Road
  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm
  • How Much: $5

Please give us a call at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot!

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

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Looking for that one true love! Meet Buddy the 4-year-old American Bulldog. He will need to be the only pet in the house. He's a big boy and once he becomes familiar with you, he will make a great best friend.

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Albert Einstein is a 2-year-old Lionhead. He is not a huge fan about being lifted, but will cuddle if you sit on the floor. His wild hair will need brushing. Come meet this bunny "relativity" soon!

Thanks for stopping by--hope to see you soon!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Xylitol Is Toxic to Animals


Due to a recent conversation with a customer, we wanted to remind everyone of the toxicity of xylitol for our furry friends. 

If you have products containing xylitol in your home or vehicle, make sure your pet cannot get into them.

Please read this article from the FDA regarding xylitol toxicity in dogs.  Also be aware that xylitol is also harmful to cats and other pets, but symptoms vary depending on the animal.

---> Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off

 

CBD and your pet

We love this article on dogsnaturallymagazine.com that gives the lowdown on all things CBD for your dog: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About CBD Oil For Dogs  It's a must-read for well-rounded information on this amazing herb!

We carry a few different options of hemp products for your pet, including Super Snouts CBD oil, Treatibles treats and True Hemp treats.

 

Decorate dog cookies with Aunt Jenny's Barkery!

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We hope you'll join us on February 11th at our Mukwonago store to decorate Valentine treats for your pooch!  

Bring your imagination to personalize 2 pre-baked heart cookies for your precious pooch with white, pink or red cream cheese frosting. 

  • Where: Our Mukwonago store at 325 Bay View Road
  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm
  • How Much: $5

Please give us a call at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot!

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Sarge is a very handsome 1.5 year old Mastiff mix. He would do best in a home with older teens to adults because he is slow to warm up to new people. He does become loose and wiggly with time. If you are looking for a big boy to steal your spot on the couch, he's the one!

Sarge is a very handsome 1.5 year old Mastiff mix. He would do best in a home with older teens to adults because he is slow to warm up to new people. He does become loose and wiggly with time. If you are looking for a big boy to steal your spot on the couch, he's the one!

 McCurdy is an almost 11 year old Lhasa Apso. He would do well with children of any age and other pets. McCurdy does like labeling things belonging to him. HAWS's trainers will work with the adoptive family to manage this in the new house.

McCurdy is an almost 11 year old Lhasa Apso. He would do well with children of any age and other pets. McCurdy does like labeling things belonging to him. HAWS's trainers will work with the adoptive family to manage this in the new house.

Thanks for stopping by--hope to see you soon!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

The Winter Games!


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It can be tough on your pup to be getting less exercise than usual because of the winter weather.  But if temps allow, there are so many fun things you can do together in the snow!  Say goodbye to crazy-hyper-cabinfever doggy!

This article on petplace.com suggests several activities you and Spot can enjoy outside. Check it out! ---> Beyond Snowballs: Winter Games For You and Your Dog

 

This Saturday January 20th, at EOTL Mukwonago

Nails by Jamie will be here from 9am-2pm to clip your dog's nails! $10 per pet, no appointment necessary.

Also, stop in from 10am-2pm to chat with a representative from Born Free pet foods--all free of grains, gluten, and fillers.

 

Just a few spots left...

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Stone Pony Pottery will be at our Mukwonago store on Sunday, January 21st from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

They will make impressions of your dog's paw on heart-shaped clay circles on hand at End of the Leash, and then the prints will be taken to the pottery studio for drying, firing, hand rubbing with iron oxide to highlight the details, and firing again. Every dog has unique paws with different shapes and textures that lend themselves to beautiful pieces of artwork.

Appointments are highly recommendedto ensure that there is enough time and clay for everyone. Call us at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot, walk-ins are also welcome.  Cost is $25 per heart-shaped paw print.

We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up at End of the Leash.

 

Valentine yumyums for your dog!

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Want to make a sweet treat for your furry Valentine?  

Join us in our Mukwonago store along with Aunt Jennie’s Barkery on Sunday, February 11th to decorate your canine Valentine some treats!

Bring your imagination to personalize 2 pre-baked heart cookies for your precious pooch with white, pink or red cream cheese frosting. 

  • Where: Our Mukwonago store at 325 Bay View Road
  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm
  • How Much: $5

Please give us a call at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot!

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Bluey is a 30-35-year-old Conure. He came in because his previous family no longer had the time to care for him. He has done well with cats and dogs.

Bluey is a 30-35-year-old Conure. He came in because his previous family no longer had the time to care for him. He has done well with cats and dogs.

 Prince is a 3-year-old Chihuahua. He is restricted to houses with children 12 and older because he can be very timid. He did well with a cat and a small dog. Once he warms up to new people he is very personable!

Prince is a 3-year-old Chihuahua. He is restricted to houses with children 12 and older because he can be very timid. He did well with a cat and a small dog. Once he warms up to new people he is very personable!

Have a paw-some day!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Decorate Cookies for Your 4-Legged Valentine!


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Join us in our Mukwonago store along with Aunt Jennie’s Barkery on Sunday, February 11th to decorate your canine Valentine some treats!

Bring your imagination to personalize 2 pre-baked heart cookies for your precious pooch with white, pink or red cream cheese frosting. 

 

  • Where: Our Mukwonago store at 325 Bay View Road
  • When: Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm
  • How Much: $5

Please give us a call at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot!

 

Stone Pony Pottery event at EOTL Mukwonago

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Stone Pony Pottery will be at our Mukwonago store on Sunday, January 21st from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

They will make impressions of your dog's paw on heart-shaped clay circles on hand at End of the Leash, and then the prints will be taken to the pottery studio for drying, firing, hand rubbing with iron oxide to highlight the details, and firing again. Every dog has unique paws with different shapes and textures that lend themselves to beautiful pieces of artwork.

Appointments are highly recommended to ensure that there is enough time and clay for everyone. Call us at 262-363-3338 to reserve your spot, walk-ins are also welcome.  Cost is $25 per heart-shaped paw print.

We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up at End of the Leash.

 

Have you liked us on Facebook?

In case you haven't noticed, EOTL has a lot going on during these winter months.  We also have lots of sales, Frozen Fridays, and more!  Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay on top of all the events and money-saving opportunities!

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Ned is a young 4-year-old Plotthound and Pitbull Mix. He needs a home with older teens because he is unsure of small children. A home that would have the time and energy to play with him would be ideal. He loves to be out wandering the town, or staying in while playing with toys.

Ned is a young 4-year-old Plotthound and Pitbull Mix. He needs a home with older teens because he is unsure of small children. A home that would have the time and energy to play with him would be ideal. He loves to be out wandering the town, or staying in while playing with toys.

 Santa is a 10-year-old Poodle Mix. He is looking for a calm home where he can sleep and cuddle. He becomes comfortable around new people and places initially--he is also very calm and easy going.

Santa is a 10-year-old Poodle Mix. He is looking for a calm home where he can sleep and cuddle. He becomes comfortable around new people and places initially--he is also very calm and easy going.

Have a paw-some day!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

The Benefits of Bone Broth for Your Pet


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Not only is a warm bowl of bone broth a soothing treat for your pets during this cold weather, it is chock full of nutrients that are anti-inflammatory, promote good digestion, and supportive of the immune system.  And very good for us humans as well!

This short article by petfoodexperts.com lists 5 important benefits your pet will reap when consuming pet-safe bone broth.  ---> Click here for the full article.

And to make life easier, End of the Leash carries bone broths especially for your dog or cat by Bones & Co., Honest Kitchen and Caru!

 

Keep 'em cozy!

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During this cold snap, make sure to take good care of your fur-kids!  End of the Leash has a nice selection of coats, sweaters, boots, paw wax and pet-safe salt, as well as many toys, treats and chews to keep your active fur-kid busy indoors.

We found another great article by Dr. Karen Becker on precautions you can take to keep your pet safe during dangerously cold winter weather.  Check it out!  ---> 12 Tips to Help Your Pet Weather the Cold This Winter

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Lily is a 1 year old Holland Lop. She can be described as a diva, feisty but beautiful.

Lily is a 1 year old Holland Lop. She can be described as a diva, feisty but beautiful.

 Lucy is a 1 year old Mini Rex. She needs appropriate items to chew. Lucy enjoys company if people go slow with her and allow themselves to become familiar.

Lucy is a 1 year old Mini Rex. She needs appropriate items to chew. Lucy enjoys company if people go slow with her and allow themselves to become familiar.

Stop in and see us soon!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Keepin' Warm


Keep YOU Warm!
We still have some of our locally made wool socks (below) for sale, $5 off until December 31st! 

Keep THEM Warm!
At EOTL we have a great selections of sweaters (below), plus fleece, and coats available for your pooch--stop in and check them out.   Dr. Karen Becker of healthypets.mercola.com also has some helpful tips on how to keep your pet safe and warm this winter.  ---> 10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather

 
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New Year's Hours

We will be open on New Year's Eve, and CLOSED on New Year's Day!  Normal hours resume at 9am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

Cabin fever already?

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Is the cold weather already putting a cramp in your pup's exercise routine?  Try some indoor games and/or enrichment activities to wear him out!  The folks at positively.com have an excellent list of 10 Simple and Fun Indoor Games for Your Dog.  Here's the list, read the article for how-to's!

  1. Hide & Seek
  2. Find the Treats
  3. Tug of War
  4. The Which Hand Game
  5. Put Your Toys Away
  6. Free Shaping Games
  7. Learning the Names of Toys
  8. Frozen Kong Recipes & Treat Dispensers
  9. Puzzle & Interactive Dog Toys
  10. The Three Cup Game
 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Holly is a 6 year old miniature poodle.&nbsp;She will flourish in a calm house that will take the time to house train and expose her to new things slowly. Once she trusts you she does like attention and cuddling.

Holly is a 6 year old miniature poodle. She will flourish in a calm house that will take the time to house train and expose her to new things slowly. Once she trusts you she does like attention and cuddling.

 Frosty is a 5 year old Pekingese. He can be slow to warm up to new people and does need help with house training. He is a cuddler when he starts to trust new people.

Frosty is a 5 year old Pekingese. He can be slow to warm up to new people and does need help with house training. He is a cuddler when he starts to trust new people.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Here Comes Santa Paws!


Brinkley doesn't want you all to forget the Christmas cookies for Santa Paws!! End of the Leash has a big selection of cookies including snowmen, reindeer, snowflakes, penguins, mittens shapes and more!

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HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

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Holiday Hours

We will have normal hours on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  We will be closed on both Christmas Day, December 25th and New Years Day, January 1st.  These hours apply to both of our locations!

Have a blessed Christmas and fantastic New Year--
much love from all of us at End of the Leash!

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Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

The 12 Days Before Christmas...


Time is ticking--only 12 days left until Christmas!  Here's a peek of our huge selection of toys, treats, pillows, clothes, accessories and more.  Click on a photo to see it full-size...stop in at our Mukwonago or Pewaukee store to make it yours to give!

 

Mukwonago and Pewaukee Nail Clinics

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This Saturday, December 16th, both of our locations will be having our walk-in nail clinics.  

Klips by Kate will be at our Pewaukee store from 10am-2pm, and Nails by Jamie will be in Mukwonago from 9am-2pm.

No appointments necessary for either clinic, and they are both first-come, first serve!

 

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Daisy, Rosalina, &amp; Peach are a trio of Degus. They are only about ten weeks old. Degus are very social and can be very vocal. Any house that adopts them will have a great time looking at them interact with one another and their environment.

Daisy, Rosalina, & Peach are a trio of Degus. They are only about ten weeks old. Degus are very social and can be very vocal. Any house that adopts them will have a great time looking at them interact with one another and their environment.

 Tiffani is an adult Harlequin rabbit. She came in as a stray so HAWS does not know much of her history. Here she has been very social and loves to hop around in her pen. She enjoys to explore new spaces and objects.

Tiffani is an adult Harlequin rabbit. She came in as a stray so HAWS does not know much of her history. Here she has been very social and loves to hop around in her pen. She enjoys to explore new spaces and objects.

Thanks for stopping by our blog :)
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

Counting Down to Christmas...


The countdown to Christmas is on its way!

We have some fun items for the furkids and the pet lovers in your life! 

 

Midnight Magic--a success!

Thank you to all who made our 13th Midnight Magic such a success!  Congratulations to all our raffle winners, too :)

 

Upcoming Nail Clinics

Mukwonago

Two Saturdays this month we'll be having Nails by Jamie here for the nail clinic! Stop in either this Saturday, December 9th or next Saturday, December 16th between 9am-2pm.  First come, first served and cost is $10 per dog.
 

Pewaukee

Klips by Kate will be at our Pewaukee store on Saturday, December 16th between 10am-2pm.  First come, first serve.

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HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Dracula is a 2 year old terrier mix. He would do best with adults as he needs a calm and quiet home. He did fine with dogs and avoided the cat. He has been spending time with several calm, small sized dogs which has been helping his confidence. Dracula will shine best in a patient home that will give him a lot of time to build trust with the new family and surroundings.

Dracula is a 2 year old terrier mix. He would do best with adults as he needs a calm and quiet home. He did fine with dogs and avoided the cat. He has been spending time with several calm, small sized dogs which has been helping his confidence. Dracula will shine best in a patient home that will give him a lot of time to build trust with the new family and surroundings.

 Riley is an 11 month old American Pitbull Terrier. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older due to her strength. She would do best being the only pet in the house. Riley is very sweet and likes to think she is a lap dog. When she settled down she was a heavy leaner for petting.

Riley is an 11 month old American Pitbull Terrier. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older due to her strength. She would do best being the only pet in the house. Riley is very sweet and likes to think she is a lap dog. When she settled down she was a heavy leaner for petting.

Thanks for stopping by our blog :)
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

THIS SATURDAY--Mukwonago's Midnight Magic


Midnight Magic is almost upon us!  Make sure you stop in this Saturday, December 2nd to take advantage of our huge sales throughout the store!  Check out our official event details here.

Come for the sales, stay for the fun!  Lots of sales including:

  • $10 off select dry foods
  • $8 off select raw foods
  • $10 off large bags of Worlds Best Cat litter
  • free bags of Acana, Orijen, and Venture available with purchase

Tons of demos and most sales will be available at both locations.  There will be different rescues here throughout the day in Mukwonago. Our Pewaukee store willl be open 9am-4pm, and our Mukwonago store will be open from 9am-10pm with live music from 5-8:30pm from Eric Darnell!

And for football fans, we'll even be streaming the Wisconsin Badger game starting at 7pm!

Come and hang out with us, relax, and shop amazing sales!!
#endoftheleash #midnightmagic2017 #mukwonago #pewaukee #shoplocal

 
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Many Thanks to You

All of us at End of the Leash want to thank you, our friends and customers, for ALL of your visits on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this year!!  We are so grateful for everyone supporting local businesses--we wouldn't be here without you.

 

HAWS Pets of the Week

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

 Henrietta and John Michaels are a bonded pair of ferrets looking for a home to delight. They love to play and cuddle with one another. If you are looking to smile more these two may be for you!

Henrietta and John Michaels are a bonded pair of ferrets looking for a home to delight. They love to play and cuddle with one another. If you are looking to smile more these two may be for you!

 Peaches is a 6 year old cat looking for a her fur-ever home. She was found as a stray and made her way to HAWS. An owner never came looking for her so now this sweet girl is available for adoption!&nbsp;

Peaches is a 6 year old cat looking for a her fur-ever home. She was found as a stray and made her way to HAWS. An owner never came looking for her so now this sweet girl is available for adoption! 

Can't wait to see you at Midnight Magic!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

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