End of the Leash

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

Are You (or Your Pet!) a Localvore? :)

With the recalls, scares and deaths from tainted treats and foods, many of our customers are becoming more aware of where their foods and treats are coming from for their beloved pets. While we have a wide range of edibles that are only U.S. sourced (or sourced from another country with even stricter regulations such as Canada), many of our customers are identifying themselves as ‘localvores’ and are searching for local companies that can help fill their pet care needs.

Here is a list of the Wisconsin-based companies whose products we carry, along with their websites you can click on for more information about their business, philosophy, and products:

  • www.americannaturalpremium.com  ANP, or American Natural Premium (or for many of our customers, “the big green bag”) is manufactured in the Fromm plant in Mequon.   
  • www.frommfamily.com  Fromm has been in business since 1904. They are a family-owned and operated business based in Mequon.   
  • www.herbsmithinc.com  Herbsmith from Hartland offers a generous line of supplements and treats…all stringently tested to ensure they are created from only the most high-quality herbs available.   
  • www.frontporchpets.com  Sam’s Yams—made by Front Porch Pets in Genesee Depot—are popular with our sweet potato chew fans.  
  • www.facebook.com/pages/Mrs-Beasters-Biskits/237834182936539  Mrs. Beaster’s Biskits—some quality treats from Columbus!
  • www.stellaandchewys.com  Stella and Chewy’s plant is in Milwaukee. Their lines of frozen and freeze dried diets were inspired by the founder’s dog Chewy and his friend Stella.   
  • www.vitalessentialsraw.com  Vital Essentials out of Green Bay has a variety of products. Our biggest sellers are the freeze dried nibblet entrees and treats.   

We’re also excited to carry some products from local craftspeople. Come check out our handmade dogs steps, scarves, and coming soon…mittens and slippers for the pet lover!


This Week’s Adoptable Pet

The lucky family that adopts this pet featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!

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.

Kane from HAWS is featured here today:

Hi, I’m Kane!  And I really, really need a home that understands me. I was adopted and then brought back to the shelter because I am somewhat undisciplined and wasn’t given the time to show what a great dog I really am.

I am a 7 year old Lab mix and need a home without another dog…cats would be fine. I want an owner that will take the time to train me and realize that I am strong and ACTIVE. A biker or runner would be the best, because a tired dog is a good dog.

Some teenagers would be the best, but no toddlers, please, because I have been known to knock them over with my enthusiasm :)

So, please call HAWS at 262-542-8851 for more information on me. Train your Best Friend at HAWS that offers classes for puppies through adults. HAWS dogs get a special discount but all dogs are welcome. Call 262-542-8851 x114 or email training@hawspets.org.


Talk to Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe About Pet Behavioral Issues

Dr. Claudeen working with a trainee :)Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe from HAWS will be in Mukwonago every third Thursday of the month to answer your questions on behavioral issues and offer techniques and supplement suggestions that may help.  She will also be in Pewaukee every fourth Thursday. 

Her next visits are: 
Thursday, October 18th, 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, October 25th, 4:30-6:30pm

About Dr. Claudeen:
Dr. Claudeen Mc Auliffe, Ph.D., M.Ed., CAP-2, CDBC, manages the Behavior Department at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha, WI and is an adjunct faculty member in the Biology Department at Carroll University, Waukesha, WI. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (IAABC) and a certified Level 2 Tellington TTouch® practitioner for companion animals.


Wisconsin Akita Rescue this Saturday at EOTL

Swing by the Mukwonago store this Saturday, October 20th from noon-3pm to check out adoptables from the WI Akita Rescue!


Pet-icured Pooches Hosts Nail Clinic

Our neighbors in Mukwonago, Pet-icured Pooches, are hosting a nail clinic the 3rd Saturday of every month!  Stop in their store this Saturday, October 20th, between 10am-2pm.  No appointment necessary—first come, first serve.

They are located at 104 Henry Street in Mukwonago in the same building as EOTL, only their entrance and parking is on Henry Street (the south side of the building).  See you then!


Spinal Manipulation & Holistic Consultations
for your pet at End of the Leash

Dr. Deanna Witte with Witte’s Natural Veterinary Care will be at the Mukwonago store twice a month to do consultations and/or spinal manipulations for your pet.  She comes the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. 

Dr. Witte’s next visits will be Thursday, October 25th and Thursday, November 8th.

You can also make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Witte to discuss holistic options for your pet (nutrition, supplements, essential oils etc…).

About Witte’s Veterinary Care:

Veterinary service providing traditional and alternative treatment options for your pets. Services include spinal manipulative therapy, wellness exams with individualized vaccination schedules, medical treatment, aromatherapy/therapeutic oils, western herbs, nutrition counseling, and whole food supplementation.

Appointments are for 20 minutes and include a consultation and adjustment. Call the store to reserve your spot: 262-363-3338.

The adorable Clarice! Photo property of Vision Photography.Get Your Christmas Cards Ready Early!

Time is running out!  Lori from Vision Photography will be at EOTL Mukwonago on Saturday October 27th to take your pet’s picture.

Photos will be fully photo shopped and cropped, and you will receive a CD with a minimum of 5 shots (more if your pet loves to pose!).

Call us at 262-363-3338 to schedule your appointment soon!


Have you played in a pile of leaves with your dog today? :)

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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