Small Business Saturday is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show your love for independent pet businesses. As a small dog accessories business, we believe in showing our support for other small businesses by shopping small. Whether you're a pet parent or a pet enthusiast, these five small pet businesses deserve your attention. They offer a range of unique and high-quality products for you, your furry friends, or other animal lovers.
1. Mizuwariko - Personalized Pet Portraits
Every pet parent knows that their fur baby is one of a kind. This is no different for the owner of Mizuwariko. After her two Cavaliers passed away, her boyfriend gazed at a pet portrait that made him feel like their cherished pets were right there with them. This touching moment inspired a full-time gig. Her mission is simple: to create art that reminds pet lovers that their furry friends are always close at heart.
Mizuwariko offers two types of pet art: one with a classic drawing style and another where you can personalize the piece. She’s also introduced themed pet art, like Bubble Tea and Summer Festivals, which are more budget-friendly options. Adding to the experience, followers can propose themes each month, ensuring a constant flow of fresh art to enjoy. Her most popular item is the Custom Digital Pet Portrait in which she collaborates directly with you to craft artwork that captures your pet's essence. It's a wonderful way to cherish the bond you share with your four-legged companion and add a touch of artistic flair to your home while supporting a small business this holiday season.
2. Dirt & Dog Hair - Toys to Make Tails Wag
For dogs, playtime is a crucial part of their day. That's where Dirt & Dog Hair steps in with their innovative and durable dog toys. From snuffles to squeaky plushies, they have a wide selection that keeps your pup entertained while enhancing their cognitive skills. Plus, their commitment to quality ensures these toys are built to last, providing hours of joy for your furry friend.
Notably, Dirt & Dog Hair distinguishes itself by hand-crafting each product to order, using eco-friendly materials that minimize dogs' carbon paw-print. Committed to a greener and more responsible approach, Dirt & Dog Hair is dedicated to providing pet owners with a sustainable and durable alternative to conventional dog toys. One of our personal favorites is the Never Going To Let You Cocoa - Eco-friendly Canvas Dog Toy, the perfect plush squeaky toy for your dog to cozy up with during the holiday season.
3. Farm to Pet - Mouthwatering Treats
What's a Small Business Saturday celebration without some treats? Farm to Pet offers a delectable range of single-ingredient pet treats that are not only delicious but also nutritious. They never add unhealthy by-products, binders, fillers, additives or preservatives. Made with love and quality ingredients, these treats will make your pet's tail wag with delight. It’s the perfect choice for pet owners who prioritize their dog's well-being and environmental sustainability. Rather than endorsing larger corporations that have little knowledge of the precise ingredients used in their treats and the undisclosed practices of factory farms, Farm to Pet offers a transparent and conscientious alternative.
Farm To Pet Chicken Chips hold a special place in the heart of our Chief Canine Officer, Isles. These one-ingredient treats are crafted with 100% real chicken, sourced and made in the USA. They’re perfect for training sessions and as a daily just-because treat.
4. Dapper Bear Candle Co. - Fresh Fragrances
As the temperatures drop, Dapper Bear Candle Co. is the perfect way to infuse your space with the inviting warmth and comforting aromas that define the essence of the cozy season, creating an ambiance that feels like a snug retreat from the chilly outdoors. Dapper Bear Candle Co. was born in memory of the creator's cherished dog, Bear. Specializing in hand-poured luxury vegan candles and wax melts, the brand is dedicated to maintaining an eco-conscious approach. They take pride in utilizing sustainably sourced natural ingredients, entirely free from harmful chemicals and toxins. Every aspect of their production is designed with a focus on prioritizing you, your family, and the environment by delivering clean-burning, long-lasting scents. Plus, each purchase gives back to animals in need.
For those navigating the holiday season, whether basking in the sunshine state or embracing the frosty north, their Augie Cabin in the Woods candle stands out as the perfect embodiment of coziness. As the earthy notes of balsam fir and cedarwood mingle with vibrant citrus and a touch of clove, a profound sense of comfort fills the air, creating an atmosphere of warmth and serenity.
5. Petals and Tails - Unique Pet Wellness
With a focus on natural hemp-based products, Petals and Tails carved out a unique space that's perfect for Small Business Saturday support. Whether your pet has sensitive skin, rashes, hot spots, dry skin or anxiety, they offer a wide variety of products to support your dog’s healthy lifestyle.
Our top choice from the Petals and Tails collection is the Exotic Orchid CBD Balm with Honey - 150MG. This soothing balm is formulated with the purest and most natural ingredients, leaving your pet's coat and paws shiny and hydrated. Plus, the balm's pleasant fragrance enhances the overall application experience. It’s the perfect choice for adventure dogs who are often on their feet, offering essential protection.
This Small Business Saturday, make a conscious choice to support these incredible small pet businesses. By doing so, you not only receive high-quality products and services but also contribute to the growth of these passionate entrepreneurs. As you shop for your pet or pet-loving friends this holiday season, remember that the heart and soul of these small businesses go into every product, making it a truly special choice for gifts and your own pet’s collection. Consider pairing their offerings with our dog accessories for delightful stocking stuffers or to simply support small businesses that pour their love into every creation.