5 MN-Made Products for Pets

From dog beds to cat perches to treats, aesthetic editor Jerrod Sumner has found special items for your companions
Kona's Custom Lodging
Kona’s Custom Lodging

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Kona’s Custom Lodging

When no “regular” bed would do for Anthony Siewert’s beloved Weimaraner, Kona, he did what any great maker does—he used his metalwork skills to build a better dog bed. Since 2017, Kona’s Custom Lodging has elevated the modern dog bed to improve physical comfort. Custom beds, $385 and up, konascustomlodging.com 

Dog-tag candle by Nelli Designs
Dog-tag memorial candle by Nelli Designs

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Nelli Designs

Founder of Nelli Designs Kathy Kuhl makes candles and home goods in tribute to the four-legged, furry friends we call family. The Maggie’s Light memorial candle started it all to honor and remember pets we have lost. The memorial candles are for dog and cat lovers and feature a personalized collar to hold their tags. Memorial candle, $34.95 and up, nellidesigns.com

Finley's treats
Finley’s treats

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Finley’s

Founders Angie and Kyle Gallus do more than make pet treats. Named for their recue pup Finley, their company launched in 2016, using all-natural ingredients and bringing inclusion to the pet world through employment initiatives and a giving program. Crunchy biscuits, $8.99 and up, getfinleys.com

Cat perch by Purrniture
Cat perch by Purrniture

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Purrniture

For 31 years, Darryl Michaelson has designed feline furniture that challenges cats to discover, engage, and play. Signature pieces range from perches and pedestals to the Orbitor, a “creation of curiosity” based on spools and hideaways. Orbitor, $275, purrniture.com 

CuddleMutt blanket
CuddleMutt blanket

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CuddleMutt

Dog-rescue advocate Kristin Farris outfits pups in stylish accessories and comforts them with her signature blanket. The plaid fleece is lined with a soft synthetic lambswool in blue—thought to be one of the only colors dogs can see. With each blanket sold, one is donated to a rescue organization. CuddleMutt blanket, $36, cuddlemutt.com

Enter your adorable pet in Minnesota Monthly’s 2021 Petfest between now and March 10, and then vote for your favorite between March 11 and April 8. minnesotamonthly.com/petfest

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