Stop in. View our facilities...

We have a wide selection of products for your FURRED, FINNED and FEATHERED Friends!

Meet our staff who can help you choose the right breed or pet to suit your household.

We give our customers friendly, small town service from a caring and competent staff.

-Open Monday-Saturday

-Large Selection

-Competitive Pricing

-Convenient location in Dodgeville

We look forward to meeting you and help to serve the needs of your Best Friend!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Popularity of USA-Made Foods Continues to Soar

America was founded on the belief that all people are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In a country so patriotic, it’s no surprise that people care where their pets’ food comes from, and they want it to be from the land they live on. 

According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Made in USA" means that "all or virtually all" the product has been made in America. That is, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Products should not contain any — or only negligible — foreign content. For consumers, “Made in USA” represents high quality in terms of materials and manufacturing conditions. As the farm-to-table movement gains traction and health conscious consumers themselves are consuming fresher, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients, they expect the same for their furry family members. 

After the huge pet food recalls in 2007, pet parents began to pay more attention to what is in their pets’ food. Cats and dogs all over the United States were sickened and killed from pet food containing melamine, an ingredient originated from China. Even though melamine is from China, it could have been included in “fillers” that are added to foods made in America. Reading labels and becoming familiar with the ingredient deck on a bag of food or treats is important for staying educated and aware of what pets are consuming. 

Products made in the United States boosts the idea of safety for consumers, therefore encouraging them to potentially spend more money on a higher quality product. While a “Made in USA” label can ensure manufacturing in the United States, which can still mean the ingredients could be sourced from other countries. Keeping consumers educated on the difference between key words like “based”, “developed”, and “sourced” can help them navigate what products they want to purchase. 

With Fourth of July right around the corner, contact us to learn more about our USA-made food, treats, and supplies!

Summer Travel Safety Tips

Summer is officially here! 
Days are longer, the air is warmer, and the travel itch has begun. For many pet parents, a vacation is no fun unless their four-legged family members can come along. While traveling can be stressful for all, nothing can ruin an adventure across the country more than being unprepared. If your customers are planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have a few tips to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for everyone.

Traveling with a pet by car involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off, especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. Here are a few car travel safety tips to help you prepare for a smooth and safe trip.
• Prep your pet for a long trip. Get your pet geared up by taking him on a series of short drives first, gradually lengthening time spent in the car.
• Keep your pets safe and secure in a well-ventilated crate or carrier. The crate should be large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down and turn around in. Secure your pet’s crate so it will not slide or shift in the event of an abrupt stop.
• Prep a pet-friendly travel kit. Bring food, a bowl, leash, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication and first-aid, and any travel documents. Pack a favorite toy or pillow to give your pet a sense of familiarity.

Did you know that July is the most popular travel month of the year? Share these tips with your friends to make traveling with their furry family members easier! We are keeping the store stocked up on new products so your dogs can travel in comfort!

Monday, April 24, 2017

FROMM - A brand new entrée with old world flavor.

Chicken au Frommage is a grain-free entrée inspired by French cuisine and specially prepared with mouth-watering ingredients including chicken, cheese, lentils and peas. Formulated in both dog and cat recipes, this savory new entrée joins the full menu of other interchangeable Four-Star Nutritionals entrées and will have your dogs begging for more and your cats meowing merci!
Stop in and check out the specials available.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


World's Best Cat Litter

Zero Mess for them, Zero Mess for you!

Friday, March 31, 2017


The Cat Cave by Walking Palm is hand-felted with love from fine all natural wool!
They are based in Nashville, TN and available at Alisha's Best of Friends.
Walking Palm Cat Caves provide a comfprtable sleeping and playing burrow for ctas and kitten of all sizes,  Cats love the small and feel of the all natural wool.  Each individual cat cave is made uniquely by hand to give your furry friend a personal enclosed place to retreat!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Doggy Daycare

Are you looking for a one time visit, a couple times or on a regular basis?

We have 30 indoor kennel runs. That's where the dogs start out there day. This is their space. We offer blankets and water in this location. You can choose to bring food, treats and toys. This area is air-conditioned and has a heated floor. When weather permits these kennels also have acceptability to their outdoor kennel run.

We have 3 outdoor exercise yards. All dogs go outside to play, potty and exercise 8-10 times a day, length depends on weather conditions.

If your dog plans on attending on a regular basis, we can work them into a size appropriate play group.

We require a current copy vaccination records from your vet clinic. Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough (Bordetella) are required.

Cost is $10.50 per calendar day, no matter the number of hours that are spent in daycare.

Arrival and departure times coincide with our store hours.
Frequent/regular visitors have an early and late drop off/pick up option.

Any questions?  Please call  608-935-7573

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NEW Boarding Pricing..

Price Change..  Any boarding or daycare reservations made after 5/15/15.. are subject to the new pricing.  (It has been over 8 years since any changes in pricing have been made!)

1 dog - $16.50 per calendar day
2 dogs - $16.50 per dog per calendar day
3 dogs - $14.50 per dog per calendar day
4 dogs - $12.50 per dog per calendar day
5 dogs - $10.50 per dog per calendar day

Cats:   $12.50 per calendar day

Birds/Small animals: $22.50 per week 
 ($3.21 per day)
                *must provide own cage

Doggy Daycare:
                1 dog - $10.50 per calendar day
                2 dogs - $15.50 per calendar day
Weekend Rates: $15.50 per dog per calendar day

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ProDen Plaque Off

Does your pet have Doggy Breath? Cat Breath? Oral Health Problems?
Just a sprinkle a day for healthier teeth and gums!  Effective against BAD BREATH, TARTAR, and PLAQUE!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

NEW PRODUCT!! Himalayan Dog Chews.

This is a very long lasting dog chew that you can find*. Dogs must work the end of the treat for hours, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly scraped off. It is 100% natural with no preservatives. It is an authentic type of cheese eaten by the people of the Himalayas. When you give this chew to your dog, you know that you are providing them with hours of high quality eating entertainment.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

We Supply Premium Pet Foods!!!

Is your dog eating right? Get the inside scoop on how to choose the right food for your pet. We sell high quality pet foods that are regulated by the USDA and FDA, and include human grade all natural ingredients. Most foods contain no by-products, no corn; and most importantly no wheat gluten. Stop in and try our wide selection of foods that are made in the USA.

American Natural Premium
Diamond Natural
Diamond Natural Grain-Free
Premium Edge
Taste of the Wild
Chicken Soup
Blue Buffalo
Natural Balance
Natural Balance
Dave's Pet Food
Nature's Variety

New Hours!

Monday - Thursday 9-6pm
Friday & Saturday 9-5pm
Sunday (boarding pick ups) 5-6pm

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Boarding Rates

Dogs--$16.00 per dog, per calendar day
Cats*--$12.00 per cat, per calendar day *(male cats must be neutered)
Birds & Small Animals*--$20.00 per week *(must provide cage)

Our Kennel Has:

1. Privacy panels between kennels.
2. Air conditioning / Heated floors
3. Separate areas for dogs & cats
4. Daily exercise
5. Relaxing kennel music

"We feed premium pet foods."
If pets prefers their own food, simply bring it along.
Prescribed medications will be dispensed at NO CHARGE!
Best of all, we have immediate veterinary care 24 hours a day if needed

JJ Hottman tells everyone, "They are wheelchair accessible!"

Proof of Vaccinations is REQUIRED!


DHLP(distemper combo)
Bordatella (kennel cough)

DHLP(distemper combo)
Feline Leukemia


Grooming improves your pets comfort, health & the way you feel about your best friend. Our goal is to develop life-long relationships with you and your dog or cat while providing you top quality service. We take pride in our clean and friendly environment, and listen to you and your pet's needs. We value you as a client and will work hard to please you! Steve Mischel is our in house professional groomer. He uses the gentle care method with individual & personal attention to each pet.

Steve has the expertise to discuss & advise you about the type of grooming & grooming equipment best suited for your pet. Steve is backed by a trained staff that is willing to help in any way they can.

Now Offering the FURminator Shed-Less treatment!!

The FURminator Shed-Less treatment is a treatment that dramatically reduces the shedding of your dog or cat. A four step process, the FURminator will reduce shedding 60-80% for 4-6 weeks. Enjoy your pet more with less of the mess! Prices- call for a quote!

New Owner as of July 1, 2006!

Alisha's Best Friends Pet Care Center
3425 State Rd 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533