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About Us


Open Everyday | 9 AM - 7 PM

503 - 841 - 5410

610 NW 23rd Avenue | Portland, OR 97210



Portland’s finest Pet Boutique!

This is not your typical dog shop…  

The Hip Hound is a pet supply boutique dedicated to providing the finest holistic pet food and treats, quality toys, stylish clothing and collars, custom beds, and much more!

Step into The Hip Hound and experience a fashionable and fun place, where dogs of all types bring their owners to shop and socialize.  If you are not local, our online shop has everything ready to be shipped to your doorstep!

Shop our stylish displays of matching collars, leashes, harnesses, beds, and bowls.  You will find the latest clothing for a whole new look! Enjoy browsing for your favorite toys that bounce, squeak, and liked to be chewed.  For you active types, we have a wall of outdoor dog gear full of backpacks and lifejackets so you can get to the top of the mountain or cruise the river… in style.

We specialize in the finest quality holistic food and treats to give you that extra spring in your step and shine to your coat.  Call or come in and meet our extremely knowledgeable staff that can point you to the perfect food - both delicious and nutritious.

Stop by for a visit and meet your community of fellow dogs and dog-lovers.  This happening spot is much more than a store - it’s an experience that will get your tail wagging!  Join us for Yappy Hour every third Thursday of each month where we celebrate the day with wine/champagne tastings, human and dog treats, extra sale items and more!

The Hip Hound likes Cool Cats!  Visit our kitty corner for food, treats, collars, and toys.

Thanks for shopping LOCAL!


Team Profiles


Jennifer Heckman, Owner





“The Hip Hound is my inspiration, created with an abundance of love and positive energy to share my passion for dogs.  A dog’s love is unconditional... and they deserve nothing less than the best!”


A special thanks to my parents who helped build my vision and taught me the great responsibility and pride of owning your own business. Your love and support means everything to me!



Keiko, Store Manager



“I think working at The Hip Hound is pawmazing! I get to see so many loving parents who want to make their little pups lives so exciting and full of love.

We have three fur babies at home Springer, Dosha, River. They love that mom works at such a great shop because I always come home with a tasty treat for them.

Some of their fav's are Happy Tails raw knuckle, Bully sticks, Himalayan chew, and Earth Animal No Hide. The food that makes them drool is Acana with Vital Essential on top.

I can't get enough of animals, so I also volunteer at the OHS and it warms my heart when I see a shelter pup come in the store and get spoiled--they deserve it!  Always check out you're local shelter for a furry friend.”



Angelica, Assistant Store Manager



“I like working at The Hip Hound because I love working with pets. I enjoy finding healthy and holistic food approaches for dogs and cats.

When someone comes in with concerns about their fur babies, it's always satisfying to find results with our products. Knowing our customers know that they have people who care about their pets just as much as they do, it's a great feeling."

My main man, Bodhi, is a black and white Himalayan that I love coming home to. His sister, Darma, is an Egyptian Mau who has energy to spare!

They love each other and our Pure Bites. I love feeding them these treats because they're freeze-dried single proteins! They also make great meal toppers.



Michelle, Marketing and Web Manager




“I have been an animal lover all my life, I would be a very different person than I am today if it weren't for all the lessons about life and love my dear pets taught me. That's why I am dedicated to helping make our companions lives' the best they can possibly be.

In my years of working in the pet food industry, there is one component of health that is so essential to a long and happy life: Good nutrition.

I am so pleased that Hip Hound offers such a good variety of high quality foods, from premium dry foods like Orijen, to my personal preference, Raw foods such as Vital Essentials.

I have seen first hand how many pets' lives have been drastically improved through switching to a high quality diet."


Answers Raw Goat Milk is also an immune and gut-boosting must in our home!


Isabelle, Ordering & Marketing Associate





“I have loved animals since as long as I can remember! I got my dog Topsy (my happy, go lucky cockapoo) eleven years ago, and can't imagine life without her!

Working at Hip Hound just fuels my passion for dogs and cats even more, getting to interact with pets and their owners everyday is amazing. I am really intrigued with holistic pet care, so working here and learning about all the brands that truly care about the ingredients that go into their food is great.”

My dog has been eating Fromm for most of her life, she currently is hooked on the Lamb and Lentil!

I would also recommend the Wholistic Pet Organics Salmon oil - it's an incredible supplement to keep your dog's coat and skin healthy!



Kaylie, Sales & Marketing Associate




“My favorite part of working at the Hip Hound is the DOGS of course! I feel like I now have a never-ending supply of cute dog stories.

I love getting to know all of the regulars and their various quirks. It's a special community to be a part of!

The large selection of dog clothes and accessories are my personal favorite--I would certainly spend my entire paycheck on cute sweaters for my parents' new puppy Mayzie (we said goodbye to our sweet Izzy this past summer) if they didn't live in sunny Arizona!”



Jess, Sales Associate


"I have never been without a dog in my life. Having a pet teaches you a whole new level of unconditional love.

I enjoy working at Hip Hound because not only do I get to see adorable dogs all day and hear great stories, but I also get to make a positive impact on that animals life whether it is dietary, or helping with socialization.

There is nothing better than meeting an under socialized dog that has had no real connection to people and a few months later, that very same dog is running in our store for a treat and to say hello to the whole staff!

I firmly believe good nutrition is the key to having your friend around for a long time. Hip Hound offers an incredible selection of foods from dry, to cans, to my personal preference, raw food. I love that the staff is so dedicated to finding products where the company is completely honest and transparent."

I have two fur-babies, Scribbles a 11 year old sassy Yorkshire terrier & Casper a sensitive 1 year old french bulldog.

I love using Freeze dried Acana treats as a raw topper on my dog's kibble.

I swear by Answers Raw Goats Milk! It's an amazing for any kind of digestion issues and or allergies.