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Small Business Saturday Spotlight (with discount codes!)

With the holidays in full swing and the effects of COVID-19 still creating waves in our economy, we want to do our part and highlight some of our favorite pet related small businesses. Small business Saturday is this weekend! By shopping small, you help give back to communities, build up the economy and support the hardworking people who rely on shopping seasons to stay afloat. Pour yourself a cup of something warm, snuggle up on the couch with your pets and shop small this holiday season.


Our all-time favorite treat company is New Road Foods. New Road Foods makes fresh baked dog (and cat!) treats using only human grade, organic and USDA approved ingredients. New Road was founded by a father daughter team, Greg and Katie and their customer service is out of this world! Greg and Katie are pet owners themselves and they have decades of experience in the pet food industry. Their dedication to making delicious, healthy, high quality treats is clear from the minute you see their packaging all the way through to the last, lip-licking treat in the bag!  Their treats are always fan favorites with the HIMMD team and we’re sure your pup (or kitty!) will love them and you’ll love feeding them too.

Katie and Greg were kind enough to offer 20% off their entire selection exclusively to our ComPETibility Matters readers! Use code SMALLBIZ for 20% off on

Pet Clothes and Accessories

Keeping your dog comfortable in chilly weather is high on the list of priorities when you live in an area with cooler winters. WoolyWags are handcrafted with love in the UK and made to keep your pet feeling warm and looking stylish. Check out their Etsy shop here and give the gift of warmth (and compliments, too!)

If you are, or have, a pet loving millennial in your family, Trill Paws is worth a peek. Their hilariously trendy pet clothes, human clothes, tags and accessories are sure to make someone you know smile. They’re having a 20% off tags sale for Black Friday! Click here to check out their site.

Something Special

If you’re looking for a more customizable, super special gift, our friend Taylor at her Etsy shop Bright Lights Shop is here to help. Taylor makes amazing, custom illustration prints of pets and she’s offering $10 off of a single pet portrait to the first 20 ComPETibility Matters readers that purchase a custom portrait! Hurry over to her site and use the code MYDOG10 at checkout to get your discount and start working with Taylor to make a timeless, super special gift for the pet lover in your life.

Happy Holidays from our pack to yours!

No Pine for me, Thanks!

Does your dog's stomach get upset every year around Christmas time? Eating pine wood can cause dogs discomfort and vomiting. Double check that your dog isn't being naughty and chewing the Christmas tree while you're not looking! 

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