Black-Owned Dog Businesses to Support | Pupford
November 30th, 2023
Filed under Lifestyle + Stories
With February being Black History Month we wanted to take some time to highlight a few black-owned dog businesses. From accessories to grooming to training and more, these founders and brands have created innovative and inspiring products to create better relationships between dogs and pet parents, and help pets in need.
Dogs want to look good too. Sir Dogwood sells curated dogwear including accessories and apparel. This Chicago based company features a curated collection of charms, trinkets, collars, belt bags, sweaters, and so much more.
Plus, part of their monthly proceeds go to One Tail At A Time, a Chicago non-profit whose mission is to end pet homelessness.
*Photo from sirdogwood.com
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, Darius saw the need to help displaced dogs and cats find their forever homes. Darius started creating bows to donate to shelters across the country. Today, this 14 year old philanthropist and entrepreneur donates a portion of his proceeds to the ASPCA and is using his platform to help our furry friends in need.
*Photo from Sirdariusbrown.com
This sustainably designed dog toy and accessory company was started by designer Angela Meldin. Angela has worked with brands like Nike and North Face and now brings her creativity to the dog industry. A percentage of sales are donated to nonprofit organizations that are rescuing and healing health challenged, homeless, unwanted, neglected, and/or abused dogs.
*Photo from housedogge.com
As a Veterinarian, Joe J. Owens wanted to help find a solution to pet parents’ problems, by helping , dogs with diabetes, unmanageable diseases, pancreatitis, and . Enjoy-A-Bowl’s mission is to keep dogs healthy and create solutions to pet wellness.
Enjoy-a-Bowl is an easy-to-clean two part system, in which the lower bowl holds the foods your dog craves.
*Photo from enjoyabowl.com
Featured on Queer Eye, this Philadelphia based dog hotel, spa, and mobile dog grooming was started by Rahanna Gray. She offers fun and unique haircuts, pet-safe fur coloring, and other services to leave your dog happy and clean.
*Photo from stylishpooch.com
Founder Melissa Mitchner started this New York City based pet care facility that works to foster great relationships between pets and their parents. They partner with #TakeCareofHarlem, Low Cost Vet Care Clinics through the ASPCA and various other community initiatives. For those that aren’t in The Big Apple, they also provide pet grooming products that are vegan, natural, and cruelty free.
*Photo from thebarkshoppe.com
As a positive reinforcement dog training and behavior modification business in the Philadelphia area, Pet Parent Allies works to help you achieve the highest potential in your dog. Started by CPDT-KA Curtis Kelley they offer private training, agility and obedience group training, and dog walking.
*Photo from facebook.com/petparentalliesphilly
Featured on The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times, this pet accessory and lifestyle brand creates beautiful and one-of-a-kind tags, toys, collars, bowls, and more. Founder Rachel was created because of her obsession with her dog (we can relate!) and pop culture.
*Photo from trillpaws.com
Are there other black-owned dog businesses you love? Comment below and let us know!