As I have written about before, Block Island is a great place to bring your four-legged friend. With miles of beaches and a number of pet-friendly lodgings, Block Island is an island paradise for Fido.
(Somewhat) new to the island this summer is Mutt Hut. In previous years, owners Meg, Josh and their dog Radar sold their merchandise at the Block Island Farmer’s Market, but now the team has opened up their own shop.
Located behind The Wave on Chapel Street, this tucked away spot has everything your pet might need while on Block Island. The Mutt Hut carries high-quality dog foods that are not sold anywhere else on the island. They carry small to large size bags, which are perfect for those who live on or visit the island for a weekend or an extended stay. No longer do pet owners need to lug their pup’s food on the ferry to Block. The Mutt Hut has plenty of great brands include the popular Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild. An added bonus is that food can be delivered across the island!
While you treat yourself to a few treats, your pooch can as well. Homemade treats in the shape of Block Island may be the first Instagram-worthy dog treat. If you pick the sweet potato treats, I won’t judge you for trying one yourself.
The Mutt Hut space is sleek and modern with a hominess inspired by the owner’s Brooklyn roots. In the back room, you will find a photo wall where you can hang a picture of your “most best friend” along with an “Arf Gallery”. The goal is to grow the collection as much as possible, creating a doggy wall of fame. If you don’t have a picture of your best friend on you, on-site photo shoots are available.
If you are traveling or on island without your pet, Mutt Hut offers Block Island leashes and collars as well as unique artisan brand toys and accessories from companies like RESQ CO. and Trax to bring home.
My family is a little obsessed with their animals so I know every visitor I have will be stopping by the new shop. Block Island is a laid back place where dogs are allowed but also embraced. My “Hairy God Child” Liberty from Miami is already sporting the season’s hottest patterns from Mutt Hut.
Be sure to check out this new spot, post a pic on the wall and follow @mutthutblockisland on Instagram and like the shop on Facebook! Mutt Hut is open every day from 10-5, except for Tuesday, but after July 7 it will be open throughout the week and ALWAYS by appointment for dog food related emergencies.
What is your favorite Block Island beach to bring your dog? Mutt or pure breed? Now honestly, have you ever eaten a dog treat?