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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

 

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“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

 

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“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.”

 

 

Michelle, Marketing and Web Manager

 

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“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


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“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!


 
 

Jess, Social Media and Web Assistant

 

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"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.


 

 

Lara, Sales Associate

 

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“I've loved animals my whole life! My family always had pets growing up, and currently my husband and I have 3 big pups (I would have more if I could). :) 

We are new to the PNW via Nashville, TN, it will be 2 years this September! We located to Seattle, WA in 2015 with our 3 dogs in tow, and became residents of Portland in 2017.

Our oldest dog is Logan, a 12 year old Brindle boxer. Ella, a sweet white Boxer mix is around 11. Fozzie, our youngest, and a Shepherd mix, is 4.5.

I've worked in several industries, but I've always known that working with animals is my passion! I am thrilled to work with the awesome team at the Hip Hound, it has been a great way to meet others who share my passion for pets! I love constantly learning about new foods, supplements, treats and goodies for our furry kids!  I just recently started mixing in Answers Pet Food - Raw Goat's Milk into my dogs diet,  which contains lots of healthy probiotics, prebiotics and proteins to aid in healthy digestion!”

 

 

Marilyn, Sales Associate

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When I think of what makes me the most happy, I think of animals!

I have a Boston Terrier Named Walter, a Boston Terrier/Pug mix named Ramona, and a Ragdoll/Russian blue kitty cat, named Troy!

Animals have always been in my life, from being a little girl driving my mom crazy bringing stray dogs home, to finally getting my very first pet of my own when I was about 11.

I couldn't imagine my life without animals, and I am always trying to be the person my dogs thinks I am. :)

I love working at Hip Hound! It means meeting all different kinds of animals and helping their parents find the best food, treats and products for a healthy, happy life.

I highly recommend our Healthy Hemp pet products, I use the spray in on Ramona's food everyday for her Hip Dysplasia, and it has worked wonders. I also use it for Walter to help with his anxiety and long car rides, it is an awesome natural alternative to other calming products on the market!