Archive for the ‘The Shop’ Category

Celebrate Earth Day and Sale at Hound About Town!

We love the earth at Hound About Town, and we’re celebrating! This weekend (Saturday and Sunday April 21-22) we’re giving away our stylish reusable bags with every purchase (a $14.50 Value). These bags are designed by our Jersey City friends at Bag The Habit! As you may have noticed from the beginning, we have sought out the most sustainable and eco-friendly pet products that are available. We feel that it is our responsibility as a retailer to bring you these products for the betterment of our pets’ lives, society, the economy and our environment. To celebrate our great green earth, you may take 10% off of any and all items that are made with sustainable practices such as recycled materials and more. Some items included will be West Paw beds (made in the USA with organic cotton and recycled soda bottles), 100% recyclable toys by West Paw, Dura Doggie, and Planet Dog, Environmentally friendly Organic Pet Toys by Simply Fido (made from organic cotton and chemical-free and non-toxic dye), biodegradable bags by Harry Barker, Eco Easy Walk and Eco Gentle leader (made with 100% recycled plastic),and more!

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Hamilton Park Location Now Open!

After a few years of planning, and a little sweat, we have finally opened our doors! We love our space in the beautiful new Hamilton Square building (it’s larger in size but still cozy) with a high ceiling and a beautiful view of the newly renovated and vibrant Hamilton Park which conveniently maintains 2 dog runs!. We’re very close to being fully stocked, so stop in and check it out. We have a larger selection than our Montgomery location with expanded product lines which will now be available to you upon demand at either location. Without sounding too gushy, we’re so happy that you choose to shop with us. It’s so wonderful to work in the neighborhood that we live in, and satisfying to be able to contribute to a better lifestyle for our neighbors’ pets! Come in – sniff around!

Hound About Town – Hamilton Square
17 McWilliams Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 918-5557

Open 7 Days!
Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

See on Google Maps here…
Hound About Town – Hamilton Park on Yelp

Please email with any requests or questions


Elizabeth & Donovan Cain

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Evermore Hearty Food For Dogs Demonstration

On Thursday August 11th, we were delighted to host Co-Owner of Evermore, Hanna Mandelbaum for a food demonstration. The weather was beautiful and the dogs were about town and tails were wagging! To the delight of the pups, Hanna sampled both the Beef and Chicken recipe.

“Whether on its own or mixed with kibble, Evermore is more nutritionally dense than canned food.”
– Gently Cooked, sold frozen
– Human-edible food, made from fresh, high quality, whole-food ingredients
– Hard to resist, easy to digest
– USDA certified antibiotic and hormone-free meats
– Made in a USDA and FDA-inspected, HACCP compliant kitchen
– NO byproducts, meat meals, fillers, corn, soy, wheat, potatoes or salt
– complete and balanced diet on its own, or great as a mixer with kibble
– FANTASTIC as a kong filler and alternative to peanut butter

We still have a few samples left! So stop in and try this great product!

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Pet Trade Show & Soft Opening

Pet Trade Show & Soft Opening

Last week was the annual H.H. Backer Spring Pet Trade show and Hound About Town was there to seek out the best products! The event is a great way to meet all of our vendors and potential ones as well. From food, dental care, to collars and leashes, it’s all there! We sought out the most natural, holistic and sustainable products made in the U.S.A. We were able to place orders with 2 leashes and collar companies from New England. Arriving on our shelves shortly will be collars and leashes from Trish Hampton handmade in Rhode Island, and also Preston Ribbons manufactured in Massachusetts. In the food, treats and supplement department, we placed orders with a company from Elizabeth’s old stomping ground, Pet Naturals, and Wagatha’s organic treats of Vermont. Also arriving soon are Sojos from MN, Deer & Elk Antlers by River Dog Naturals in PA, and Lotus, a baked food company based in CA.

In the grooming and cleanliness department we ordered natural cleaning products from Eco-Me who manufactures shampoo, conditioner, spray, powder and cleaners that are safe for pets using essential oils like lavender and citrus. We also found a very interesting cat litter called Purr & Simple made in California. They farm nuts and found an eco-friendly use for their shells. Their pellets and litter impressed us in their demonstration and is also compostable!

Lucky dropped by and was very excited about our new shop!

The event also hosts a variety of educational seminars as well. We attended “Joint Support: Above and Beyond Glucosamine” with Chris Bessent, DVM of Herbsmith. This provided great information about supporting your pet’s health with diet and the use of Chinese herbs. We will be offering Herbsmith’s joint, calming, milk thistle and allergy supplements.

And in the Fun Department, we also placed orders with Simply Fido and will carry their Organic and recycled toys, based out of Brooklyn, NY.

On Saturday April 16th, we tore down the paper that was covering the windows, and opened our doors! We were still very busy entering UPC codes into our system, and patiently awaiting for more deliveries to fill our shelves, but we couldn’t be happier to meet everyone in the neighborhood! We met so many great people who welcomed us, and we saw so many happy tails wagging that this just reaffirms that we now have the best job in the world! Stay tuned for our Grand Opening.

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We’re Coming Soon!

Hello friends! We are excited to finally open up a store. We’ve been researching vendors and products, and attending trade shows for almost 3 years now. We will provide the most natural and sustainable pet products to the neighborhoods we love in Jersey City, NJ. Stay tuned as we finalize our inventory and set-up shop! Sign our mailing list, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and email us if you have any suggestions or to request your favorite products.

218 Montgomery

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