Will your dog go for that new squeaky toy, sleep like a queen in a new bed, gobble those hand-made bakery treats—or turn up her nose at them all? The best way to find out might be an in-store sniff test.
Most pet-supply stores, from big-box to boutique, allow our furry friends inside, giving both human and canine a chance to test-drive the merchandise—or at least see what causes Buffy's ears to perk up or her nostrils to flutter.
Whether you're looking for something one-of-a-kind or just don't want to stand in holiday-season lines, you're sure to enjoy the boutique shopping experience as much as your dog will enjoy what you put under the tree or in her stocking. To find a dog boutique near you, go to DogTrekker.com, click on the county or region where you live and scroll down to “Shopping For” on the left-hand side of the page under “Local Services.”