End of the Leash

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

Keepin' It Close to Home


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When you shop at End of the Leash, not only are you supporting our small local business, but you are also supporting several Wisconsin companies when you buy:

And while the winter weather bears down, it’s even easier to keep it close to home. We appreciate you choosing us, and helping our local and state economy (and dreams!) thrive!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Sachi and Cookie might not be the Dynamic Duo, but let's face it; they're more cuddly than any super heroes we can think of. These gals are stunning cats who are looking to find a new home together. They are 13 years old, but if we didn't divulge that, you probably wouldn't guess and they're not telling! They are napping professionals who would like a loving new sponsor. Could it be you? Visit them at HAWS to find out!

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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.

More Dog Games for Indoor Play


This week we have more indoor winter activity ideas for your dog! In fact, these “smelly” games are excellent all year round!

Modern Dog Magazine has an article, “8 Fun Scent Games Your Dog Will Love” that gives instructions for these easy yet stimulating games for your pooch: Find the Food, Pick the Hand, New Animal Scent, Hide & Seek, Shell Game, Where’s Dinner?, Scent Trails, and Find the Scent Itself. Not only will she have fun, but you will, too!

—-> Click here to check out the whole article!

And to spice up those games, why not try some new treats?

How about some Fromm Crunchy O’s or Benny Bullys?

Also, on sale this month at End of the Leash:

  • Mrs. Beaster's treats, $1 off

  • Punk-n-pyes treats, $3 off

AND for the kitties:

  • Fruitables Wildly Natural treats, $1 off

  • Buddy Biscuit cat treats, $1 off

 

HAWS PET 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.

Jeremy is a domestic mouse who is available for adoption at HAWS. He and several of his brothers have been waiting patiently for homes. Mice are fun pets who will entertain you with their antics. They are sweet, intelligent little animals who have individual personalities. Males should be kept by themselves to avoid fighting, but they don't take up much space. If you have room for a little rodent friend come and visit Jeremy and his brothers!

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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.

Beat the January Blues


The rush of the holidays is over, and the cold and (still) long winter days are here. Since lengthy excursions outdoors aren’t on the schedule quite yet for most of us here in Wisconsin, End of the Leash offers some fun ways to help your animal friends (and you!) through the January doldrums.

Our pick for the month—thinking games!

First, check out this cool article we found on Mother Nature Network (MNN)— 10 Brain Games to Play with Your Pup. (And probably some even with your kitty!) It includes great descriptions, and even a few videos! We’re pretty impressed with this one:

We also have some excellent doggie “board games” at End of the Leash! These games are designed by Nina Ottosson and focus on challenging your dog’s brain. Be sure to supervise when playing, and remember they aren’t chew toys so be sure to clean and put away when the fun’s done! We guarantee you’ll enjoy teaching your dog how to use the puzzle—play, bond, and make winter days more exciting.

Nina’s toys are all easy to clean. Simply remove all treats/kibble and hand wash with warm soapy water, rinse clean and dry. Fill again for more fun! Stop in at either of our locations to check them out!

 
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BOGO: Earthborn Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches

Right now at both EOTL locations, enjoy a special BOGO on Earthborn Holistic Moist Grain-Free Cat Food Pouch Formulas!

We carry all flavors: Autumn Tide, Fin & Fowl, Key West Zest, Lowcountry Fare, Riptide Zing, and Upstream Grille.

This special lasts through January ONLY! Stop in soon to get yours!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Princess is a magnificent young pit bull! Like many princesses she's stunning and has a wonderful demeanor. She enjoys playing with tennis balls and will catch them midair. Beautiful and intelligent, she walks nicely on a leash and is eager to learn. Princess is affectionate and an advanced snuggle-bug. Stop at HAWS to start your 2019 with the "royal treatment".

Princess is a magnificent young pit bull! Like many princesses she's stunning and has a wonderful demeanor. She enjoys playing with tennis balls and will catch them midair. Beautiful and intelligent, she walks nicely on a leash and is eager to learn. Princess is affectionate and an advanced snuggle-bug. Stop at HAWS to start your 2019 with the "royal treatment".

Happy 2019! Hope your year’s off to a purrrr-fect start!
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.

Looking Ahead to a Purr-ific 2019!


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Photo courtesy of The Drake Center.

Oh, yes, it’s already that time of year where we’re gathering memories of all the events of the last 12 months and when we are thinking ahead to what we’d like to do and experience in the next year.

We love the cleverness of this article by The Drake Center in Encinitas, CA—to create our New Year’s resolutions or goals inspired by the simplicity and playfulness of our furry companions!

Keepin’ it real and doable. Check it out —-> 10 New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by Your Pet

 

Lakeland Adoptables at Mukwonago EOTL

Looking to ring in the new year with a furry friend??

On Saturday, December 29th, Lakeland Animal Shelter will be at our Mukwonago store with adoptables for you to meet—and maybe give a furever home!

Swing by between 11am-2pm. See you then!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Skittles is as sweet as her name! She is super affectionate and just looking for some-bunny to love.

This American mix rabbit is five months old. She has elegant black fur and ears that haven't quite decided if they'll stand up or lay down. She is a curious gal who loves to cuddle. Wouldn't you love a snuggle-bunny for the holidays?

 

Thanks for a fabulous 2018!! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Don’t forget our New Year’s hours:
New Year’s Eve 9am-4pm; New Year Day CLOSED

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.

Merry Christmas From All of Us at End of the Leash


Less than a week left for all your Christmas shopping! End of the Leash has some pretty amazing gift ideas for your furry children and furry children parents alike. (Sure, we’re a bit partial…but we think you’ll agree!)

PLEASE NOTE our holiday hours:

Christmas Eve 9am-4pm; Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 9am-4pm; New Year Day CLOSED


This year we have a fantastic variety of bakery goods—shop NOW for the best selection. They run out fast!

We have some of the best toys around—Westpaw, Tuffy, Godog, and more.

And don’t forget treats and puzzles!

We also have a HUGE selection of pet supplies—bowls, beds, blankets, coats and tons more. Stop in to check out our excellent selection.

 

Need some “busy treats”?

Needing to keep your dog busy while you get your cleaning, cooking or wrapping done?  We love to use frozen treats! Here are some options you can use to stuff a Kong or a center bone, then freeze.  Once frozen, give to your pup to keep her occupied!

Flavor Additions/added nutrients:

  • dehydrated bone broth

  • peanut butter

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“Stuffing”:

  • canned pumpkin

  • canned sweet potato

  • plain, unsweetened applesauce

  • canned dog food

  • frozen raw dog food

  • mashed banana

  • rehydrated Honest Kitchen food

 

HAWS PET 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.

This week we are bringing you a fantastic feline! Dan is an eight year-old Brown tabby, domestic short hair cat. This gorgeous fellow came to HAWS because his previous owners were moving and could not bring him with. He is a distinguished gentleman with plenty of pep in his step. A curious kitty, he enjoys relaxing while surveying his kingdom. Just look at that face, it begs to be adored!

This week we are bringing you a fantastic feline! Dan is an eight year-old Brown tabby, domestic short hair cat. This gorgeous fellow came to HAWS because his previous owners were moving and could not bring him with. He is a distinguished gentleman with plenty of pep in his step. A curious kitty, he enjoys relaxing while surveying his kingdom. Just look at that face, it begs to be adored!

Merriest of Christmases to you!
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.

Homemade Pet Treats--A Fun & Easy Gift!


We’ve got you covered at EOTL for Christmas gifts for your pets AND pet-loving friends!

We are really loving Betty’s Grain-Free Amaranth Elk Antler Cookie Mix for nutrition-packed grain-free dog treats. It’s a great gift idea for the discerning pet palette. You can change up the flavor and nutrition by using different liquids in the recipe—bone broth or goat's milk are two healthy additions! Best of all, you can make the treats yourself or simply give the mix as a gift!

Betty’s says:
This cookie mix is fast, fresh and fun!  Contains Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium and Phosphorus.  Guaranteed analysis from Clemson University.  Naturally occurring Glucosamine and Chondroitin is also found in Ground Elk Antler!  Ingredients [for the grain-free mix] include Garbanzo beans, Arrowroot, 5 Seed meal Mix (Sunflower, Hemp & Pumpkin Kernels, Flax and Chia Seeds), Sorghum, Amaranth, Ground Elk Antler, Cinnamon and Turmeric.

Whether you’re making the treats or gifting the mix, EOTL also has cookie cutters to make fun shapes!

For an easy, go-to cookie-shaping tool, look no further than the Messy Muts Silicone Dog Treat Maker! It has non-slip handles, is BPA and PVC-free, safe up to 446 degrees, and is microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe! It includes 15 small and 8 large bone-shaped cavities.

If you prefer classic cookie cutters with a variety of shapes, we have Ann Clark’s set of 5 cookie cutters. It makes a cute gift on its own as well!

 

More high-quality gifts you can find at End of the Leash! 

 

New goodness from Herbsmith

We now carry two new digestive health support products from our friends at Herbsmith—both of which are safe for both your dog and cat!

Herbsmith GastroCare focuses on pets who have sensitive tummies, and occasional symptoms like loose stools, gurgly belly, and who may need overall digestive support.

Herbsmith Slippery Elm is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and intestinal soother for pets who may have diarrhea or constipation, stomach irritation and/or gastric distress. It can help a pet recover more quickly after eating something she shouldn’t have. This formula is also USDA organic.

Stop in at one of our locations to chat with our helpful staff if you think your dog or cat might benefit from one of these products! We can help you choose which one is best for your pet.

 

HAWS PET 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.

The HAWS Pet of the Week this week is Union. He is a dapper three year-old Labrador mix! He is an athletic boy with a zest for life. This guy enjoys being silly but is adept at learning new skills. He is an affectionate boy who loves to lean into you for some quality petting. Union would do best in an adult home without cats.

The HAWS Pet of the Week this week is Union. He is a dapper three year-old Labrador mix! He is an athletic boy with a zest for life. This guy enjoys being silly but is adept at learning new skills. He is an affectionate boy who loves to lean into you for some quality petting. Union would do best in an adult home without cats.

Have a fantastic day! 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.

Another Great Midnight Magic!


We simply can’t thank everyone enough for another amazing turnout for Mukwonago’s Midnight Magic here at End of the Leash! We’d love to share some short video clips from our live music with Eric Darnell, and from several of our food company reps (links below). A great time was had by all!

Here are links to MORE great clips from our food reps during the Midnight Magic event!

 

Flavors of the Month from Fromm & Born Free


It’s still early in the month…come and stock up on bags of Fromm’s Flavors of the Month that are on special!

  • Any size bag of Pork & Peas for Dogs—$3 off

  • 4-15lb bags of Surf & Turf for Cats—$3 off


We also have bags of Redwood Ranch by Born Free that are on sale in December, too:

  • $1 off 4lb bag

  • $3 off 12lb bag

  • $4 off 26lb bag

 

HAWS PET 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.

This week the HAWS Pet of the Week is Cleo! She is a one year-old tabby, domestic short-hair cat. When she arrived at HAWS as a stray, we were worried she wouldn't make it. She was emaciated and listless, but her will to live was strong! After being tenderly cared for by shelter staff and her foster family, Cleo is now looking for a forever home. This kitty is super affectionate! She wants to get close and cuddle and also loves to play. She is extremely outgoing with a purr that she produces on contact!

This week the HAWS Pet of the Week is Cleo! She is a one year-old tabby, domestic short-hair cat. When she arrived at HAWS as a stray, we were worried she wouldn't make it. She was emaciated and listless, but her will to live was strong! After being tenderly cared for by shelter staff and her foster family, Cleo is now looking for a forever home. This kitty is super affectionate! She wants to get close and cuddle and also loves to play. She is extremely outgoing with a purr that she produces on contact!

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.

We've Got the Magic


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Midnight Magic is now upon us—only a few days away!

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago around this time, we were remodeling our previous retail space in downtown Mukwonago. Since then, we’ve grown and made a home in our awesome Bay View Road store and have created so many memories!!

This will be our 14th Mukwonago Midnight Magic since we opened in 2005 and we are just as excited as ever to offer you—our AMAZING customers and friends—more great deals, live entertainment, giveaways, and vendors that will be here to celebrate our community with us.

Stop in for the SALES and stay for the FUN
on Saturday, December 1st!!

(CLICK HERE to see our newsletter that includes all the sales and event schedule.)

Sales are at both stores: Mukwonago from 9am-10pm, Pewaukee from 9am-4pm

Drop in at our Mukwonago location for all the events!

  • HUGE sales on dry, canned, and frozen food

  • 20 different vendors visiting throughout the day

  • Raffles!!

  • Adoptables from Lakeland and HAWS

  • Live music with Eric Darnell starting at 5pm

Here are a few memories from past Midnight Magics…

 
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Don’t miss your pictures with Santa!

Join us at End of the Leash Mukwonago to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa on Saturday, December 8th from 11am-3pm!

100% of the proceeds from this event will go to L.E.A.R.N. (Labrador Education and Rescue Network).

The cost is $10.00 for two digital photos. No appointment necessary! Stop by for a raffle, treats and lots of fun!

 

HAWS PET 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.

This is Jack, the Russian Tortoise. He was surrendered to HAWS this summer, in rough shape. After several months recuperating in foster care, he's ready for adoption!   This gentle reptile is roughly the size of a soft ball. His species can grow to be eight to ten inches long and live until 40 years-old. He is a vegetarian who mostly dines on dark leafy greens (even dandelion leaves)! He likes a dry enclosure with special lights, somewhere to dig and appreciates a weekly soak. When the weather is warm he likes to be outdoors. However, as previously stated, he likes to dig. So, outside he needs to be watched or have a reinforced area.

This is Jack, the Russian Tortoise. He was surrendered to HAWS this summer, in rough shape. After several months recuperating in foster care, he's ready for adoption!

This gentle reptile is roughly the size of a soft ball. His species can grow to be eight to ten inches long and live until 40 years-old. He is a vegetarian who mostly dines on dark leafy greens (even dandelion leaves)! He likes a dry enclosure with special lights, somewhere to dig and appreciates a weekly soak. When the weather is warm he likes to be outdoors. However, as previously stated, he likes to dig. So, outside he needs to be watched or have a reinforced area.

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.

Massive Pet Food Savings This Week!


Don’t miss up to $16 off dry food and up to $8 off frozen raw food during our Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sales! Enjoy generous discounts on select treats, too! Brands on sale include American Natural Premium, Earthborn Holistic, Fromm, Fussie Cat, OC Raw, PureVita, Sam’s Yams, Wet Noses…AND MORE.

Check out our latest newsletter for the official sale list: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sales at End of the Leash

These sales are ONLY GOOD FOR THE DAYS LISTED, for normally stocked products.

 

New food and treat flavors from Fussie Cat and Fromm

We now carry two new dry food flavors from Fussie Cat—Market Fresh Guinea Fowl & Turkey Meal and Market Fresh Quail & Duck Meal.

Fromm’s Crunchy O’s Treats have also made their way to our shelves! Your dog will love the flavors: Pumpkin Kran POW, Smokin’ CheesePlosions, and Blueberry Blasts.

 

HAWS PET 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.

 
This week's Pet of the Week is Ali! She is a beautiful four year-old pit bull. This girl has been at HAWS since July, patiently waiting for the right adopters. Ali is very smart, she loves to learn and knows many cues. She is a cuddle bug with velvety-soft fur. Ali wants to hog all of your love and praise though, so she's looking to be an only pet. Let's get this girl home for the holidays!

This week's Pet of the Week is Ali! She is a beautiful four year-old pit bull. This girl has been at HAWS since July, patiently waiting for the right adopters. Ali is very smart, she loves to learn and knows many cues. She is a cuddle bug with velvety-soft fur. Ali wants to hog all of your love and praise though, so she's looking to be an only pet. Let's get this girl home for the holidays!

 
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Thanksgiving Week Hours

Both of our End of the Leash locations will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd.

We will reopen on Black Friday, November 23rd from 9am-7pm. Our Small Business Saturday hours are our normal weekend hours, 9am-4pm.

Hope to see you during our fantastic sale days!!
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.

Treat 'Em Right!


We have more NEW good stuff on our shelves at EOTL to treat your best dog and cat friends!

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Coco-Carnivore Meatballs treats are made for dogs AND cats. We carry the Beef+Oranges+Coconut, Turkey+Spinach+Coconut, and Chicken+Basil+Coconut flavors.

Made with the finest ingredients:

  • 100% Human-grade ingredients

  • Made with organic CocoTherapy Coconut Chips

  • No by-products

  • Non-GMO

  • Sourced from USA farmers and producers

Coco-Carnivore Meatballs are:

  • Antibiotic-free

  • Hormone-free

  • Grain & gluten free

  • Raw & freeze-dried

  • No preservatives, colors, or flavors

  • Humanely raised and ethically produced

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We also now carry Benny Bully’s freeze-dried treats. They are made in Canada, with ingredients sourced only from Canada and the USA. Their proprietary freeze-drying method maintains the nutrition of the ingredients and allows them to avoid using additives or preservatives. This method also gives Benny Bully’s treats a long shelf life!

End of the Leash carries: Benny Billy’s Liver Chops (single ingredient), NutriMix, LiverPlus Pumpkin, LiverPlus Sweet Potato, LiverPlus Cranberry, LiverPlus Blueberry, and LiverPlus Coconut.

Treat your pets to treats full of antioxidants, fiber, and a wide range of nutrients that support a healthy immune and digestive system.

 

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Can you believe it’s that time already? We will be having tons of deals, all announced in our newsletter that just came out this week! So if you’re on our list, be sure to check your email for the huge listing of specials that we only have once a year. If you’re not on the list, here’s a complimentary link: End of the Leash Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Specials . Be sure to sign up to ensure getting first dibs on our Midnight Magic specials in December!

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HAWS PET 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.

This week's Pet of the Week is Spikey! He is a common Bearded Dragon. He is seven years old and about 14 inches long and a beautiful creature. He likes dogs and cats and really enjoys being carried around by his people. His previous owners said he will kiss your cheek or neck while riding on your shoulder. He is a really nice guy who enjoys being handled. Stop in and see if Spikey the Friendly Dragon is the right pet for you.

This week's Pet of the Week is Spikey! He is a common Bearded Dragon. He is seven years old and about 14 inches long and a beautiful creature. He likes dogs and cats and really enjoys being carried around by his people. His previous owners said he will kiss your cheek or neck while riding on your shoulder. He is a really nice guy who enjoys being handled. Stop in and see if Spikey the Friendly Dragon is the right pet for you.

Have a fantastic day! 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 from Honest Kitchen--Pour Overs


Want a moist food topper to boost your dog’s nutrition and ramp up their meal flavor? We now carry Honest Kitchen’s Pour Overs! We have all 9 flavors of their three formulas:

  • Superfood Pour Overs: Chicken Stew, Turkey Stew, and Lamb & Beef Stew; ALL with Spinach, Kale & Broccoli

  • Pumpkin Pour Overs: Chicken & Pumpkin Stew, Turkey & Pumpkin Stew, Salmon & Pumpkin Stew

  • Bone Broth Pour Overs: Chicken Stew, Turkey & Salmon Stew, Beef Stew

The Honest Kitchen Promise:

  • Made in the USA

  • No by-products

  • No preservatives

  • No corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients

All ingredients are processed in the USA in a human grade food processing facility. They are non genetically modified and free of any chemicals & preservatives. All meat is hormone and antibiotic free.

 

A new spin on grain-free treats!

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Betty from Walworth, Wisconsin got a fantastic idea to grind up the oh-so-popular Elk antlers into a powder form and incorporate it into an at-home dog cookie mix! She had the powder analyzed by Clemson University in South Carolina and found it was packed with protein and tons of minerals. She even sources the naturally-shed antlers from her brother’s family farm in southern Wisconsin.

End of the Leash is proud to carry Betty’s Grain-Free Amaranth Elk Antler Cookie Mix! It’s a great gift idea for the discerning pet palette. You can change up the flavor and nutrition by using different liquids in the recipe—bone broth or goat's milk are two healthy additions!  Stop in to learn more or pick up your own bag!

 

Need some cookie cutters for your holiday pet gifts?

We’ve got you covered! Get just the bone alone (1-3/8" x 3-1/8") or this set of 5. Great for making your own treats to give away, or as a gift themselves to your favorite pet-treat-baker!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Albert is a domestic short hair tabby with white. He is twelve years young and currently resides in our small cat colony room. That means that Albert can live in harmony with other mellow cats.

He likes meeting people and once he's done so is very affectionate. This former stray kitty enjoys sunning himself and surveying his kingdom from a comfy perch. He is looking to continue his life of leisure in a peaceful home.

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Have a fantastic day! 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.

What Your Vet Never Told You


We have a new resource for you at End of the Leash—an insightful book written by Odette Suver, DVM, that should be on every animal owners’ shelf!

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From the front cover of the book, What Your Vet Never Told You—Secrets to Supporting Peak Health for Your Animal:

“Dr. Suter provides practical tips and advice to move your pets from a state of dis-ease to wellness, something that can only be accomplished by holistically encompassing all aspects of your pet’s mind, body, and spirit." —Karen Shaw Becker, DVM, Proactive and Wellness Veterinarian

From the back cover of the book:

In this book you will:

  • Discover the cutting edge functional approach to healing for your animal

  • Learn how to restore your animal's healthy body function

  • Recognize the biggest mistakes people make regarding health

  • Implement a specific plan that facilitates return to a healthy state

  • Gain tools to prevent disease and give your animal a healthy and happy life


Stop in store to pick up your copy today!

 

A closer look at cats and kibble

Image from the article,   Answers: What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Gut   from The Feline Nutrition Foundation.

Image from the article, Answers: What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Gut from The Feline Nutrition Foundation.

Does this sound familiar? “I want to switch my cat over to a raw meat diet, but, in the meantime I'm still feeding her dry food. I notice she throws it up pretty often, almost always soon after eating it. What is it about dry food that makes cats throw it up? The barf looks almost the same as when it went in!”

We found an article on The Feline Nutrition Foundation to be of great help in understanding some of the science of what happens in a cat’s digestive tract when it consumes dry kibble.

Read the full article here! —-> Answers: What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Gut

 
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Santa Paws is coming!

Join us at End of the Leash Mukwonago to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa on Saturday, December 8th from 11am-3pm!

100% of the proceeds from this event will go to L.E.A.R.N. (Labrador Education and Rescue Network).

The cost is $10.00 for two digital photos. No appointment necessary! Stop by for a raffle, treats and lots of fun!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Red is a 4 year old Coonhound. He is a tall and active boy that loves searching for lost food in low and high places. He is a not a fan of sharing the attention of his people so he would do best being the only pet in the house. He is an active boy that would love to be a part of an energetic household.

Red is a 4 year old Coonhound. He is a tall and active boy that loves searching for lost food in low and high places. He is a not a fan of sharing the attention of his people so he would do best being the only pet in the house. He is an active boy that would love to be a part of an energetic household.

Have a fantastic day! 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.

Get your Trick-or-Treat on at EOTL!


End of the Leash Mukwonago will be participating in this year’s village trick-or-treat! Stop by between 3-5pm THIS FRIDAY, October 26th. We will have goodies for your kiddos AND your 4-legged canine friends!

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Lasting Impressions by Stone Pony Pottery here this Sunday

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On Sunday, October 28th from 10am-1pm (appt. required) Stone Pony Pottery will be back at our Mukwonago store to make clay impressions of your sweet dog’s paw!

Your keepsake will be fired and professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever.

Reserve your spot at EOTL Mukwonago today by calling End of the Leash at (262) 363-3338.

We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery to End of the Leash. Cost for the impressions is $30 each; cash is preferred but credit cards are also accepted.

 

New flavors of Acana in stock!

We are excited to introduce Acana’s Heritage line of foods to our shelves! End of the Leash stores will be carrying the Puppy & Junior, Light and Fit, Feast, and Paleo formulas.

Here’s what Acana says about their species-appropriate formulas:

ACANA Heritage foods are our original Biologically Appropriate recipes that celebrate our 25-year tradition of featuring Fresh Regional Ingredients grown close to home by farmers, ranchers and fishermen we know and trust.

That means ACANA Heritage foods are brimming with free-run poultry and nest-laid eggs from local farms, freshwater fish from regional waters and red meat from Appalachian ranches — all delivered in fresh WholePrey ratios to nourish completely.

Prepared in our Kentucky DogStar Kitchens from America’s best and freshest ingredients, these unique and Biologically Appropriate foods are a delicious way to keep your dog healthy, happy, and strong.

 

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.

Maury is a 5 year old Labrador mix. He is an energetic boy that loves attention. If you are looking for a walking partner, you may have found your match.

Maury is a 5 year old Labrador mix. He is an energetic boy that loves attention. If you are looking for a walking partner, you may have found your match.

Chico is a 2 year old Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix. His confidence is not high so a family that can take time and be calm while he comes out of his shell would be ideal. This little dog has a big personality.

Chico is a 2 year old Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix. His confidence is not high so a family that can take time and be calm while he comes out of his shell would be ideal. This little dog has a big personality.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
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 Sunday--Alaskan Malamute Weight Pull


Photo courtesy of  AMCW . This is Blaze from 2011, 80-100# class.

Photo courtesy of AMCW. This is Blaze from 2011, 80-100# class.

The Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin will be at End of the Leash Mukwonago this Sunday, October 21st from 9:30am-3pm for the yearly Weight Pull!

Weigh-ins are from 9:30-10:30am. Pulling starts at 11am.

Bring your lawn chair and watch these hard working dogs doing what they love!

A little more about the AMCW:
The Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin, Inc. was started in 1969 by a group of people interested in the promotion of the true image of the Alaskan Malamute. It is felt that the breed can be promoted and advanced through sharing of knowledge between club members. The AMCW holds many events throughout the year including weight pulls, dog shows, backpacking, sledding, and public education events. You need not own an Alaskan Malamute to participate in the club events!

 

Rad Cat raw food no longer available

Rad Cat Raw diets are no longer available at this time. If you want to read the company statement, please visit their website here

We do have some Vital Essentials cat back in stock, we also carry Nature’s Variety Instinct as well as Small Batch for cat. 

Please see a staff member if you need help transitioning to a new product for your favorite feline!

 

HAWS PET 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.

Chico is a 2 year old Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix. His confidence is not high so a family that can take time and be calm while he comes out of his shell would be ideal. This little dog has a big personality.

Chico is a 2 year old Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix. His confidence is not high so a family that can take time and be calm while he comes out of his shell would be ideal. This little dog has a big personality.

Maury is a 5 year old Labrador mix. He is an energetic boy that loves attention. If you are looking for a walking partner, you may have found your match.

Maury is a 5 year old Labrador mix. He is an energetic boy that loves attention. If you are looking for a walking partner, you may have found your match.

Hope to see you Sunday at the Weight Pull!
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.

Don't Miss Shorty!


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In two days, Shorty Rossi of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss WILL BE AT END OF THE LEASH MUKWONAGO!

We can’t wait to see you there! Come and hear Shorty speak about his passions: breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for animal rights, spay and neuter clinics, promoting his book Four Feet Tall and Rising, motivational and keynote speaking, and promoting his cigar line.

Join us at our Mukwonago store THIS FRIDAY, October 12th from 4-6pm. We’ll have prizes, raffles, give-a-ways, and most importantly—Shorty!

 

Introducing the Pawplexer!

The Pawplexer was created to offer an extra challenge to those dogs who love to chew, but may chew through a Benebone quickly. The Pawplexer is like having 2 toys in 1!

The chew itself is made much like a Benebone: crafted in the USA with American-sourced nylon and flavored with 100% real food ingredients.

The Pawplexer was designed so it can hold its own as a standalone chew. However, even more fun and creativity comes from what you put in the Pawplexer.

End of the Leash carries the small size (for dogs under 30lb) in all 3 flavors: bacon, peanut, and chicken.

 

New treats from Wag

Check out the awesome new goods from Wag! We think your dog will love them. Stop in one of our stores and our friendly staff can tell you all about them!

End of the Leash now has:

  • Goat Horns

  • Beef Tripe

  • Kangaroo cubes (as well as kangaroo liver, jerky, and filets—not pictured)

  • Venison Jerky

  • Green Lipped Mussels

 

HAWS PET 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.

Scarlett and Ruby are a pair of 5 month old rabbits available for adoption. They love to cuddle with one another and run around an open room. Our small animal nook is overflowing so if you are looking for a small animal friend now is the time to come look!

Scarlett and Ruby are a pair of 5 month old rabbits available for adoption. They love to cuddle with one another and run around an open room. Our small animal nook is overflowing so if you are looking for a small animal friend now is the time to come look!

We hope to see you at our Shorty’s Freedom Tour event!
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 on Our Shelves: Functional Treats by Dogswell


What a TREAT to give our beloved animal friends goodies not only that they love, but are FUNCTIONAL, too! Enter our newest line of treats we have in store, Dogswell, made from premium meats and supplements right here in the USA, and that support the wellness of your dog.

End of the Leash carries the Hip & Joint formula and also the Skin & Coat formula. Below are the specifics:

Hip & Joint
Dogswell Hip & Joint dog treats are made with glucosamine, chondroitin, and New Zealand green mussel for healthy hip and joint benefits. End of the Leash carries:

  • Jerky: Chicken, Duck, Beef

  • Soft Strips: Chicken

  • Grillers: Chicken, Duck

Skin & Coat
Dogswell Skin & Coat dog treats contains omegas 6 & 3, Zinc, and Biotin to soften skin and increase coat sheen. End of the Leash carries:

  • Jerky: Salmon, Lamb

 

Upcoming Events

It’s just a little over a week until Shorty Rossi and Ares are at our Mukwonago store!

We have been announcing this exciting event frequently, but in case you’ve missed it, here’s the scoop! We hope to see you next Friday the 12th!

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For 6 seasons on Animal Planet, Shorty took his mission to television and became a public figure on the hit show Pit Boss where he was able to bring his cause and fight for the Pit Bull breed not only across the nation, but to the world.

Now Shorty is a man on a mission: Shorty’s Freedom Trip 2018, where he journeys across the United States of America in his classic 1937 Chevy Master, speaking his mind on a few important topics.

Shorty has been on tour for the past 8 years promoting breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for animal rights, spay and neuter clinics, promoting his book Four Feet Tall and Rising, motivational and keynote speaking, and promoting his cigar line. His tour has already brought him to almost every state in the USA, all over Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and Argentina.

Thanks to our friends at Winston's Wishes, he will be here in our Mukwonago store on October 12th, 2018, from 4-6pm!

 

Have you made your Lasting Impressions appointment yet?

On Sunday, October 28th from 10am-1pm (appt. required) Stone Pony Pottery will be back at our Mukwonago store to make clay impressions of your sweet dog’s paw!

Your keepsake will be fired and professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever.

Reserve your spot at EOTL Mukwonago today by calling End of the Leash at (262) 363-3338.

We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery to End of the Leash. Cost for the impressions is $30 each; cash is preferred but credit cards are also accepted.

 

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
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.

Bring Love In with WO and #buyoneGIVEtwo


End of the Leash is excited to announce a special new addition to our toy offerings—WO!

Every time you buy a WO dog toy, 2 nutritional meals are given to orphaned children and widows. #buyonegivetwo

What is WO? It stands for “widows” and “orphans”. Each WO product you purchase directly funds meals for widows and orphans globally. WO is partnered with an organization in Ethiopia called Bring Love In (BLI) to help feed orphans and widows in their organization, thereby creating a tangible change—daily, globally. These meals in Ethiopia often represent the highest amount of nutrition that these folks get in any given day.

WO’s dog toys are interactive and safe. They are engineered to flex your dog's muscles and mind. We carry WO’s Bones (small and large) and Disc.

WO Pet material is BPA-free, phthalate-free, non-toxic and FDA compliant—important when toys come in such close contact with your pet.

 


Looking for unique chews?

We now have Lamb Tails and Wild Goat Ears by Barking Buddha!

Lamb Tails are great for small to medium dogs. They are free range, grass fed, and have a pleasant scent. Not smoked and no smoke flavor added.

Wild Goat Ears are super thick and great for larger dogs! They are additive, chemical, and preservative free. They are 100% digestible and a great alternative to raw hide chews.

Barking Buddha Pet Products are made in an FDA approved facility and sourced from South America.

 
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Pit Boss star at our Mukwonago store!

Don’t forget that Shorty Rossi of Pit Boss will be at our Mukwonago store in October thanks to Winston’s Wishes!! Stop in for prizes, raffles, giveaways, and more on Friday October 12th from 4-6pm. Only a few short weeks away!

For all the details, watch for our October newsletter. Until then, check out our previous blog post: A Man With a Mission--Shorty Rossi.

 

HAWS PET 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.

Hannah is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever mix. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older because she doesn't like to share toys. Hannah warms up slowly but her friendship is worth the wait! She is cautious but also curious.

Hannah is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever mix. HAWS is recommending children 10 and older because she doesn't like to share toys. Hannah warms up slowly but her friendship is worth the wait! She is cautious but also curious.

We hope you’re having a PAWsome week!
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.




Upcoming Events at End of the Leash


Are you connected with our Facebook page? Stay on top of ALL our sales, specials, and EVENTS by liking us!

Speaking of events, we still have exciting things going on this month and into October. You can be in the know ahead of time by visiting our Events page on Facebook or our Store Events link here on our website!

 

THIS SATURDAY—Fromm Petfest

When: Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-6pm

Where: Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cost: FREE admission and FREE parking

More info at http://petfestmke.com/. Can’t wait to see you there!!

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Also this Saturday—Venture Representative at Pewaukee

Considering a change in your pet’s food? Drop in at our Pewaukee store on Saturday, September 22nd between 10am-2pm and chat with our Venture representative about their limited ingredient line of food.

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Mukwonago Nail Clinics

If you didn’t know already, we have twice-monthly nail clinics at our Mukwonago store! Here are the current upcoming ones.

  • Saturday, October 6th, 9am-2pm

  • Saturday, October 20th, 9am-2pm

 

Shorti Rossi of “Pit Boss” at our Mukwonago store!

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For 6 seasons on Animal Planet, Shorty took his mission to television and became a public figure on the hit show Pit Boss where he was able to bring his cause and fight for the Pit Bull breed not only across the nation, but to the world.

Now Shorty is a man on a mission: Shorty’s Freedom Trip 2018, where he journeys across the United States of America in his classic 1937 Chevy Master, speaking his mind on a few important topics.

Shorty has been on tour for the past 8 years promoting breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for animal rights, spay and neuter clinics, promoting his book Four Feet Tall and Rising, motivational and keynote speaking, and promoting his cigar line. His tour has already brought him to almost every state in the USA, all over Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and Argentina.

Thanks to our friends at Winston's Wishes, he will be here in our Mukwonago store on October 12th, 2018, from 4-6pm! Watch our newsletter for more information.

 

Lasting Impressions coming back in October

On Sunday, October 28th from 10am-1pm (appt. required) Stone Pony Pottery will be back at our Mukwonago store to make clay impressions of your sweet dog’s paw!

Your keepsake will be fired and professionally finished with iron oxide and a ribbon to create a beautiful & durable piece that you’ll cherish forever.

Reserve your spot at EOTL Mukwonago today by calling End of the Leash at (262) 363-3338.

We will call you when your keepsake is ready for pick up. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery to End of the Leash. Cost for the impressions is $30 each; cash is preferred but credit cards are also accepted.

Stone Pony Pottery will also be at our Pewaukee store on Sunday, November 4th from 10am-1pm. Please call our Pewaukee location at (262) 696-6052 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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Ali is a 4 year old Pitbull Terrier Mix. She can be very energetic and loves to play. She will hog all the household love so she should be the only pet. 

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
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.

A Man With a Mission--Shorty Rossi


Meet Shorty Rossi—Keynote Speaker, Pit Bull Rescuer/Activist, Motivational Speaker, Cigar Rights Activist, Little Person Talent Manager, Cigar Blender, Author, Producer, Wine Lover, World Traveler and Cigar Lover.

For 6 seasons on Animal Planet, Shorty took his mission to television and became a public figure on the hit show Pit Boss where he was able to bring his cause and fight for the Pit Bull breed not only across the nation, but to the world.

Now Shorty is a man on a mission: Shorty’s Freedom Trip 2018, where he journeys across the United States of America in his classic 1937 Chevy Master, speaking his mind on a few important topics.

Shorty has been on tour for the past 8 years promoting breed awareness, fighting BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), fighting for animal rights, spay and neuter clinics, promoting his book Four Feet Tall and Rising, motivational and keynote speaking, and promoting his cigar line. His tour has already brought him to almost every state in the USA, all over Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and Argentina.

Thanks to our friends at Winston's Wishes, he will be here in our Mukwonago store on October 12th, 2018, from 4-6pm! Watch our newsletter for more information.

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Will we see you at Fromm PetFest this year?

Join us at Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, from 10am-6pm. Free admission AND free parking! Learn more at http://petfestmke.com/.

 

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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Mozzie is a 4-year-old Anatolian Shepherd Mix. He was surrendered because he was too much dog with two young children in the home. His adoptive home will have a huge snugglebug that seeks attention from people after he warms up to them!

Have a PAW-some week!
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, Sales and Cat Spay/Neuter Campaign


New in both stores--Identity Pet Food

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Identity Pet Food canned formulas for dogs and cats are meat-rich with ZERO grains, gluten, potato, legumes, guar/cassia/xanthum gums!  They are also 100% antibiotic/GMO/BPA-free. 

This US-family owned company manufactures the food in Canada and raise their meats responsibly using pastured, cage-free, free-range and wild-caught methods.  All meat arrives for processing fresh, never frozen.

Stop in both our Pewaukee and Mukwonago stores to learn more or buy!   

 

Fromm sale for September

Check out our sales on Fromm Family dry dog and cat foods!  Discounts are good through the month of September.

  • Beef Fritatta: $3 off any size dry dog food
  • Beef Liva'tini: $3 off 5# dry cat food
 

Spay/Neuter Campaign for Cats

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Creature Comforts Veterinary Service in Burlington, Wisconsin is offering a spay/neuter package for cats during the months of September and October.  

The price is $125, which is 50% off the regular cost!  It includes:

  • Spay/Neuter anesthesia and surgery
  • Feline Leukemia test
  • Physical Exam
  • Nail trim
  • Ear cleaning

Each cat must meet qualifications for this campaign price.  Please call Creature Comforts at 262.534.9392 for more information!  Spread the word on this great deal!

 

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.

Mozzie is a 4-year-old Anatolian Shepherd Mix. He was surrendered because he was too much dog with two young children in the home. His adoptive home will have a huge snugglebug that seeks attention from people after he warms up to them!

Mozzie is a 4-year-old Anatolian Shepherd Mix. He was surrendered because he was too much dog with two young children in the home. His adoptive home will have a huge snugglebug that seeks attention from people after he warms up to them!

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.

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