Written by Kaydee Barker

Another hand-picked brand at OutdoorK9. Honest Pet Products creates durable dog toys out of Hemp, making them eco-friendly, biodegradable, anti-bacterial, rot-free, and twice as strong as cotton toys. Not to mention that they are 100% natural and safe for dogs. What we really love about Honest Pet Products though, is their values.

From their website:

"Honest Pet Products was born out of three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles behind everything we do:

  • To be True to our Pets
  • To be True to our Planet
  • To be True to our People

To be true to our pets means that our toys and accessories are made from the most truly natural, safe, and durable materials possible. Our products, for example, are even more natural than other “eco-friendly” products because they are not simply repackaged recycled plastics and synthetics called “eco-friendly”!

To be true to our planet means that our materials are used in their most truly natural form to promote sustainability and carbon footprint reduction. We simply use the quality gifts that nature has to offer to heal the planet and provide us all safer lives.

To be true to our people means we economically support and emotionally encourage hardworking people with cognitive and developmental disabilities who make our truly natural hemp and wool toys in Green Bay, WI and Newfoundland Canada exclusively for Honest Pet Products. Our 100% truly natural wool cat toys are handmade in Mongolia by women of impoverished, nomadic herding families living without many basic needs. Through the Snow Leopard Trust’s Fair Trade cooperative, these families earn a living with their traditional wool-working skills. In exchange, herders are protecting the endangered snow leopards that share their habits.

In fact, our pledge to be true to our people has been our most important commitment, ongoing inspiration and deepest reward– both the giver and the gift behind Honest Pet Products.  It has led to the understanding of the durability of our products in more than one sense: Although the toys we offer your pets are more durable than you are likely to find anywhere else on the market, they also contribute to durable lives for the men and women who create them."

Learn more about Honest Pet Products.

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Our Story

Owned by Chris & Nicole Van Ruler, Outdoor K9 is a pet store based out of Steamboat Springs, CO, that specializes in outdoor products for your canine companion.  The Van Rulers moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the spring of 2012. In Steamboat they found a a community that was both family- and dog-friendly, with endless outdoor recreational opportunities. This inspired the family, in their latest adventure, to move to Steamboat Springs, a place they wanted to both raise their family (currently two dogs and a little girl) and share their love of dogs and adventure with the community they love.

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685 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


(970) 761-2278 

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