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


Jennifer with Bentley and Theo



“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


Springer, Dosha, and River

“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 Vital Essentials.

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.”