Gift giving can be hard, but Made In PGH is here to help. As part of our #ShopSmall collaboration with local businesses, we’ve teamed up to spread the word about perfect gift options for your family and friends. Next up? Finding the greatest way to give back to our beloved furry pals. Get something for your pet or a loved one to make sure that all have a special holiday season. 

Candelore’s Barking Beauties 

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Image via: Candelore’s Barking Beauties

Treat your canine to a self-care day at Candlore’s Barking Beauties. Family owned and operated, Norman and Kelsi Candelore built their business from a love of grooming and caring for animals. Over 19,000 customers have trusted Canedlore’s Barking Beauties since opening in 2015. Originally in just Elizabeth, PA, the business has expanded to four locations with a Monongahela location opening this past year. 

Services include individual services, bath packages, and grooming. Take care of your dog’s ears, nails, skin, and fur by booking an appointment today. Prices vary from $10 (individual service) to $90 (grooming package). Trained professionals treat every dog with care to ensure that all clients are well-cared for and happy. Staff knows the importance of grooming for a dog to not only look good, but be as healthy as possible. Educational resources on the positive benefits of grooming are available online to help educate customers.  

 Stay up-to-date on hours and COVID-19 policies before planning your visit. 

Looking to treat a dog of a family member or friend? Starting on November 15, purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus or $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus. You have up until December 15 to take advantage of this deal! 

The Dog Stop 

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Image via: The Dog Stop

The Dog Stop is your one stop shop for all your dog’s needs. Jesse Coslov and Chris Kane founded The Dog Stop in 2009 with a goal to create a safe and fun environment for all dogs. Over a decade later, The Dog Stop continues to carry out this goal with over seven locations in Strip District, East End, West Liberty, Sewickley, Wexford, Upper St. Clair, Monroeville, and one coming soon in Carnegie.

The Dog Stop offers dog grooming, daycare, boarding, training, and in-home services. Doggy daycare and boarding welcomes all breeds, but dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and flea/tick requirements. Trained staff are fully prepared to play, love, and care for all visiting dogs for a day of puppy playdates. Grooming services available include nails, ears, haircut, wash, and so many more. High-quality service gives your dog the perfect canine care day. Learn more about pricing and availability for all services online.

In addition to The Dog Stop’s service, pick out a gift from their pet retail store. Treats, toys, healthcare, grooming products, and more are for sale for any dog’s need or wants. These are a great gift for the upcoming holidays for any dog or dog owner in your life. 

Turn a “ruff” year into a “pawistive” one by picking up a gift or gift card from the two stores above – shopping local is the greatest gift to give! 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Katherine Lewis

A Virginia native, Katherine moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning her B.A. in Media and Professional Communications in December 2019, Katherine began working as a Marketing Intern and Public Relations for two different Pittsburgh-based organizations. She loves to travel, read ( big Carnegie Library fan), and explore Pittsburgh during her free time! All while fueled by an unnecessary amount of caffeine, of course.

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