Treating our pups always leaves us feeling warm and fuzzy, but shopping small and supporting Black-owned, woman-founded businesses feels twice as good. This year, celebrate Black History Month by investing in Black futures. We’ve gathered up our favorite Black-owned, Black-founded dog brands to shop today and every day.
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The Bark Shoppe
Owner & Founder: Melissa Mitchner
For our NYC locals, the Bark Shoppe is a premier pet care facility that offers grooming, products, dog walking, and daycare in Harlem, NY. Melissa dedicates her services to keep you and your pet at the utmost priority. you can find her and her team at 100 St. Nicholas Avenue New York, NY.
Our pick: Tearless Sugar Cookie Shampoo
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Owner & Founder: Angela Medlin
Based in Portland, OR, House Dogge owner and designer, Angela Medlin creates unique and clever lifestyle products that celebrate the intimate relationship between pups and their parents. Medlin uses her years of experience in apparel design for global brands such as Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Levi Strauss & Co to create high-quality, sustainable goods for humans and their pups.
Our pick: Merino Wool Pooch Pouch
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Ava's Pet Palace
Owner & Founder: Ava Dorsey
Founded by Ava Dorsey when she was just eight years old, Ava's Pet Palace makes healthy dog treats packed with personality. Now at 13 years old, Ava is on a mission to use her entrepreneurial savvy to educate pup parents on pet nutrition, while still creating fun and tasty treats.
Our pick: Ava's Cheeze Pleeze Bites
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Owner & Founder: Rachel Jones
Trill Paws is one of the many passion projects of Los Angeles native, Rachel Jones. Trill Paws takes classic pet id tags to the next level, creating covetable, collectible, and unapologetic tags for every dog’s personality. Rachel has also gone on to expand her product line to toys, collars, leashes, and other must-have pet accessories.
Our pick: Boss of Everything Tag
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