Keeping hounds happy

No self-respecting hound wants to head out on the Bay Run, or meet friends for a puppuccino at Café Bones, when smelling bad.

Inner westie Jessica Knight, who went to Balmain High School, founded Outback Tails, a leading Australian dog accessories company.

Outback Tails is known for its commitment to Indigenous art, environmental sustainability, quality, and contemporary design, and recently launched its latest innovation, the Outback Tails Grooming Range.

Founder and creative director Knight was inspired by the resilience and spirit of her Golden Retriever, Bonnie, who faced a severe auto-immune disorder.

Witnessing Bonnie’s need for a toxin-free lifestyle to maintain her health and vitality ignited a journey to craft a grooming solution tailored to her needs.

The products are Infused with botanicals including Finger Lime, Paperbark Oil, Kakadu Plum, Tasmanian Pepper berry, and Native Bush Mint, which are said to offer a gentle yet effective alternative to harsh chemicals.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new grooming range, which represents a culmination of our dedication to pet wellness, environmental sustainability, and celebration of Australian native flora,” says Knight.

“Each product is a testament to our commitment to providing pet owners with high-quality grooming solutions that honour the natural beauty of our land and the wellbeing of our furry friends.”

The Outback Tails Grooming Range features: Natural Dog Wash (RRP $34.99); Natural Dog Conditioner (RRP $34.99) and Paw and Skin Repair (RRP $22.99), ideal for when you have been scrambling over the walls of the Hawthorne Reserve Canal.

You’ll find all the details here:

And your canine companion will certainly be grateful – and reward you with a wagging tail when enjoying a walk at Mort Bay Park or one of the other popular local pet destinations.

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