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.”



Isabelle, Purchasing Lead, Event Coordinator




“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 Grizzly Pollock oil - it's an incredible supplement to keep your dog's coat and skin healthy!



Jess, Social Media & Marketing Lead, Web Assistant



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

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 sweet 2 year old French Bulldog.

My two most frequent recommendations are Raw Food and Goats Milk, by Answers Raw Goats Milk! It's amazing for any kind of digestion issues and or allergies.



Lauren, Sales Floor Lead



I have two fur babies: Tula, a Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador mix, and Reily, an Austrailian Shepard/Newfoundland mix. Together we are avid hikers who love to explore the magnificent outdoors. Reilly is my long time adventurer and partner in crime. He loves to swim and has traveled to a sniffed around in 48 states. Tula, our most recent rescue, is full of spunk and thinks the world is her very own playground.

"Every day I am thankful for my dogs. They teach me grace and patience and remind me to enjoy the journey, to play every day, to drink lots of water, and to love unconditionally.

 I love being surrounded by vibrant caring co-workers and customers at Hip Hound who share my passion for animals and a holistic approach to their health. As a Biology major I am fascinated by the the physiological effects that nutrition has on the body and wholeheartedly adore the dedication that our staff has for the welfare of each and every dog and cat that we help."

One product that I absolutely cannot recommend enough are the Grizzly supplements. I have been using them for years and have seen first hand their benefits. Here at Hip Hound, we carry their Hip & Joint, Omega-3, and Antioxidant support products; all of which I use for my pups.



        Shannon, Sales Associate, Sales Floor Assistant




"I have to first of all thank dog owners everywhere, for taking time out of your walks to let me say hi to your dog! Animals bring me so much joy and such peace of mind; they help me remember to take my time, enjoy the crumbs, wag more and bark less."

My favorite products are the CBD Products we carry. Dogs who are in pain or have high anxiety, they should live a healthy stress free life too!



Lisa, Sales Associate & Barista at Java Hound


 "I have loved animals since before i can remember! I love working at hip hound and being able to go that extra mile to make dogs and cats feel extra loved!"

I have a Pit bull Pomeranian mix named Luke! He loves Hip Hound and all the amazing treats we have in here! He is currently eating Acana with the Salmon oil as a topper to keep his skin and coat nice and shiny!

His favorite chew is the braided bully sticks and the frozen raw Northwest natural bones, which I also love because they keep his teeth beautiful and clean! We love to meet you and your furry friend!