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Immortal Dog, in Seattle

Immortal Dog wall, with photographs of her dogs

I stopped into Immortal Dog, a fabulous independent pet supply store in my neighborhood, to say hello to Nicole. I first met Nicole when she came to speak at the Grassroots Business Association about what goes on behind the scenes in opening a retail store. (She is one hard working lady.) The next time I met her was when we bumped into her in Paris (of all places).

Immortal Dog logo

The shop is at 1712 S Jackson St.
Seattle, WA in the Central District and is open Mon – Fri 11am to 8pm and Sat – Sun 11am to 6pm. Phone number is 206-323-9112.

I don’t have dogs, but I really want them, so I spent some time looking around.

small dog biscuits in a large glass jar with a scoop

Nicole bakes her own dog treats “all baked with human-grade ingredients without corn, wheat, sugar or salt” and offers them at a biscuit bar. You can buy them by the bag and she carries lots of flavors, peanut butter, parmesan herb, gingerbread, garlic cheese, sweet potato bacon.

felted dog toys

knit dog sweaters

She carries as many eco friendly products as possible, but that doesn’t mean the style isn’t happening. The items above are made from recycled fibers.

a clever wooden dog puzzle

On of my favorite things in the store were these wooden dog puzzles. In this one you put a treat inside the cup, then fit it into the hole there and slide to the other end. Your dog has to work to get it out. So cool. She carries six puzzles total.

dog beds made from colorful fabrics

These are dog beds that you stuff with old clothing or towels.

colorful leashes

tiny mouse toys

a skull and cross bones chew toy

There are tons of varieties of pet foods, dishes, grooming tools and even pet spa products.

big, wet doggie nose

And of course, her dogs come to work with her. Hi there!

· comments [10] · 03-11-2010 · categories:seattle · shopping ·

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  • 1 Amelia // Mar 11, 2010 at 6:12 am

    That is absolutely adorable! However, you should let Nicole know that garlic (and onions) are highly toxic to dogs, as they contain thiosulfate, which can cause severe anemia in dogs by breaking down their red blood cells (humans make an enzyme that can break down and neutralize thiosulfate, but dogs don’t) — so she really ought not to be offering garlic-flavored dog treats! The rest of her offerings look wonderful, though.

  • 2 Ahava // Mar 11, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Oh! They have Nina Ottoson puzzles! Those were recommended to me a while ago, because my dog is too smart to stay out of trouble. At the time they weren’t available in the US. Definitely going over there soon…

  • 3 Jen // Mar 11, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for sharing! I love these types of shops and will have to stop by.

  • 4 Kgroovy // Mar 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Ah cool! I am going to Seattle end of this month for vacation/birthday trip. I’ll have to stop by and grab something for my boys (dogs)

  • 5 megan // Mar 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Ahava – I’m so glad I was able to point you towards them!

  • 6 Jenny // Mar 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I haven’t seen this place, but I’m dying to go. Our princess pit bull always needs classy things to confuse the old ladies who are afraid of her!

  • 7 kathy b // Mar 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    GRRRRRR eat post. New pup owner me, loves all things dog.

  • 8 Michelle // Mar 12, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Garlic doesn’t contain the same amounts of thiosulphate as onions do. I’m sure Nicole did a serious amount of research before making these treats. However a quick call to your vet will confirm.

  • 9 Dr Alice // Mar 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Dog puzzles?! That’s ingenious! I love that idea.

  • 10 Seanna Lea // Mar 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Wow. I might have to order Victor a dog puzzle. Right now he gets a special treat in his kong once or twice a week, but I think he is getting bored.

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