Most of us by now have given at least some thought to our environmental footprint. Maybe you’ve stepped up your recycling game, switched to sustainable materials, maybe even do your best to avoid single-use plastics. But, have you considered ways you might be able to do apply those same eco-friendly concepts to the products you buy for your dog? Here are some products and companies we like and how they are helping create a more sustainable future for Earth. Afterall, there is no plan b.
We recommend always trying to shop local and sustainable, but we also know those options may be really limited in some areas. So, here are some online brands to check out.
Note: We receive NO compensation for recommending these products, whether you decide to buy any of them, or not.
Products | Poop Bags, Dispensers, Composters
Our Favorite | Certified compostable poop bags
Extra Reasons to love them | All bags are 100 percent natural, chemical-free, and made in the USA. And with each purchase, you’ll directly invest in Beyond Green’s mission of planting 50 million trees by 2023.
Products | Walking, Toys, Treats, Travel, Apparel, Home Goods Made From Recycled & Upcycled Materials
Our Favorite | Waterproof Barrier Layout Dog Bed and Duraplush Giraffe Dog Toy
Extra Reasons to Love Them | Handmade in Portland, OR, Cycle Dog’s toys repurpose and upcycle materials that would otherwise end up in landfills; for example, discarded plastic bottles are transformed into EcoFill recycled filling for plush toys.
BEST FRIEND BEAUTY
Products | Skin Care, Hair Care, Toothpaste, Ear Wash, Insect Repellent
Our Favorite | Dog Sunscreen
Extra Reasons to Love Them | You won’t find any harsh chemicals or preservatives in Best Friend Beauty products. They use natural and vegan ingredients like vanilla bean and coconut oil. They carry products for hoomans, too.
Products | Treats, Desserts, Apparel, Chews
Our Favorite | Barkaron® Wellbeing Gift Box
Extra Reasons to Love Them | Chews Happiness dog gifts are sustainably sourced, fairly traded, and eco-friendly. Whenever possible, their products are made from certified Organic ingredients. And, ingredients that have not been certified they call, “beyond organic,” because they source many of them from the most pristine places on Earth. As a bonus, 1% of all proceeds is donated to the Maya Foundation in Bhutan.
Products | Bowls, Beds
Our Favorite | Raisin’ The Bar Pet Feeder
Extra Reasons to Love Them | For those looking for sustainability, but also a posh modern style, Whom’s sleek products even offer customization for pets and their hoomans. You can customize pet bowls for size, color, and wood – made with responsibly-sourced, hand-cut FSC Certified wood. Crafted in North America, Whom’s factories are also zero waste, reusing or recycling everything! Warning – this modern style comes a hefty price tag!!
Happy shopping! Woof.