Furry Finds

From small-batch dog treats to customized greeting cards, these animal-centric shops and services offer unique wares for pets and their people

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Brewhaus Dog Bones

Brewhaus Dog Bones is a nonprofit that specializes in offering vocational training for young adults with disabilities by producing handmade, small-batch dog treats using whole grain sourced from local breweries like Braxton, Listermann and Mount Carmel. The company is 100 percent nonprofit, meaning the proceeds go straight back into growing the program for others to participate. Currently, Brewhaus Dog Bones has more than 80 participants known as the “Brew Crew.” Students participate in all aspects of the program, from the actual baking to calculating costs, processing orders and making bank deposits. 513-520-0310, brewhausdogbones.com

Cards for Canines

Cards for Canines is a fundraising operation that specializes in sending greeting cards featuring the faces of rescue dogs of all shapes and sizes. Proceeds go to the no-kill shelters that house the very same dogs. When you buy a card in the quantity of your choosing, you can select a design already printed or send in a photo of your own pet and receive a set of 10 cards to share. All cards are prints of original watercolors. More than $2,300 was donated to animal shelters in 2016 through monetary donations as well as product auctions — double the amount in 2015. facebook.com/cardsforcanines

Jamie Morath Art

It’s a testimony to her success that Jamie Morath has more than 20,000 likes on her Facebook page and multiple galleries around the city of Cincinnati housing her work. Morath’s art features whimsical and humorous depictions of pets, predominantly dogs and cats, showcasing how they are certainly intractable as our companions and friends. She combines the illustrations of various breeds of dogs and cats with florid, ornate patterns and colors in the background, whether it appears on a pillow, wallpaper or shower curtain. A portion of proceeds is donated to rescue efforts for animals, and prints are available in a variety of sizes for as little as $10 each. 529 Main St., Loveland, jamiemorath.com

Pet Love Photography

Pet Love Photography is a boutique photography studio specializing in photography services for your pet at a location of your choosing, because as we all know getting your pet to sit still is actually impossible. Pet Love provides high-quality photographs to help commemorate and celebrate your pet and provides various types of shoots. A portion of profits benefits animal rescues, shelters and charities. The studio also photographs adoptable pets for several area shelters; nearly 300 rescue pets were photographed in 2016. petlovephotography.com

Strasse Dog

If you’re looking for a more personalized experience to pet grooming than PetsMart, look no further. The store boasts a wide variety of services and products such as pet clothing, toys, treats and even basic medical services. Better yet, Strasse Dog likes to keep its prices affordable, so you don’t have to prolong putting off an appointment for that stinky dog of yours. Pick up a fashionable dog sweater on the way out, and your dog will be the envy of all the other dogs in the neighborhood. 605 Main St., MainStrasse Village, Covington, Ky., 859-431-7387, mainstrasse.org

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