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Find Love at your Local Shelter

Passionate About Pets isn’t just a tagline Matrix Partners uses in order to close a business deal. It is a philosophy that is ingrained in every single one of our employees and something we really pride ourselves on.

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Millennials now account for 31 percent of all pet owners, making them the largest group of pet parents in the U.S.

“Millennials are more likely than other pet owners to both expect to spend and to actually spend more on higher-priced pet products and pet-care services,” said David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts.

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

Sweater weather.
Pumpkin spice lattes.
Bonfires and smores.

Sure, you may love indulging in all fall has to offer, but don’t forget about sharing the season with your best friend!

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy all the things outdoors, so check out these local dog-friendly pumpkin patches. Or, if an 80’s party is totally your jam, dress up your best friend and check out Mutt Strut in Southport Corridor on October 20th. This is a fun-filled 1.5 mile walk and block party, and the best part, ALL proceeds benefit Chicago Canine Rescue.

If you and your doggo prefer to enjoy the fall cozied up next to your fire watching Stranger Things on Netflix, we also have some great ways to bring the spirit of fall indoors!

Fresh Baked Treats: If you are up for creating some homemade goodness for your best friend, BarkPost has 13 yummy fall-inspired treats you can bake right at home.

Simple Shepherd’s Pie: Warm up your pup by making a delicious shepherd’s pie for Fido! This creation, inspired by Caru Pet Food, is simply delicious, and doesn’t take hours in the kitchen to make.

Grande PSL, Please: Who said Pumpkin Spice Lattes were only for YOU? Now you and your pup can enjoy the taste of the season with Honest Kitchen’s Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte powder. This PSL is packed with goat’s milk, pumpkin and a hint of cinnamon.

And, don’t forget these PSL toys are for the most basic doggos.

Trick or Treat: Let your dog in on the Halloween fun with limited edition treats from Bocce’s Bakery. All of Bocce’s treats are made in the USA, baked in small batches and only have 4 ingredients! Try the Ghost Grub, Monster Munch or Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Dress to Impress: Make sure your dog and kitty are the most stylish pets on the block with adorable bows from Third Coast Canine. Available in a delicate black stripe or bold orange gingham, all eyes will be on your pet this season.

Cheese Tray, Anyone?: For the dog and cat with an acquired taste, treat them to Answers Rewards Goat cheese treats. These delicious treats offer a healthy twist: anti-inflammatory help for arthritis, morning stiffness, and joint swelling – especially nice benefits with the start of cooler weather.












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Give the Perfect Gift This Howl-iday Season!

Who’s ready for the holidays? We know we are! Here are some of our favorite holiday gifts for all the naughty or nice pets and pet lovers on your list this year.

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Rescue Resources

At Matrix Partners, we’re endlessly thankful that we get to work with rescues and organizations that help pets. Many of our own pets are from shelters and many of the influencers we work with were adopted as well. We work with local shelters both individually and as a team, and make a point of donating supplies whenever we can. We’re passionate about all pets, but our hearts are with rescues.

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