From toys to food to accessories to other essentials, here are some small business dog brands that we love and that you can support!
The Honest Kitchen
Honest Kitchen's mission is to ensure that your pets eat the safest, healthiest and highest quality foods. They insist on 100% human grade. They source the best ingredients, create the healthiest and tastiest recipes, and take great care of our customers. Our favorites for dogs include their toppers and grain free food (chicken, beef, fish, turkey, and even duck!).
Benebone's chew toys are made of super-strong nylon and food-grade bacon, peanuts, chicken, and maple wood. They use no chemicals or artificial flavors. All the dogs we know, love them and they come in various sizes depending on the size of your pup. We love the classic wishbone and the maple stick / bacon stick.
Jax and Bones
While they may be known for their luxury dog beds, Jax and Bones' Good Karma rope toys are a hit among the furry ones. Each rope toy is hand tied and dyed using non-toxic vegetable dyes. As your dog chews, the rope toys fray and act like doggie dental floss! You can dip the toys in water and freeze them to cool down a hot dog or soothe a teether. They come in various shapes and sizes including a range of animals. We love the octopus and the chain of hearts.
Based in Michigan, this small business offers an array of supplements and treats for K9s. They even offer locally grown hemp oil to help boost your dog's immune system. Purchase options include monthly bargain boxes as well!
Pet Portables is our "go-to" for first aid and pet travel gear. Their first aid EGO, ”Emergency to GO” kit is ideal for day and extended travel including hiking and walking, as it fits in a pouch. It can easily be clipped on to a leash, belt loop or backpack and still has everything you need for immediate care. There’s even room for a roll of pick up bags and your keys. All contents are human grade so they’re safe for both you and your pet. What's not to love?