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The Best Pride Parade Garb for You and Your Dog

17 festive accessories — from bandanas to sneakers to shades — many of which are donating to LGBTQ+ charities.

by Jinnie Lee
Updated June 17, 2022
A pet parent holding their Cavapoo tan and white dog named Milo wearing a rainbow hairbow.

Your pet wants you to read our newsletter. (Then give them a treat.)

June is Pride Month, and in light of recent events across the country, the LGBTQ+ community needs support more than ever. So if your local parade is pet-friendly, leash up your pup and march for their rights. Keeping your pet’s safety and comfort in mind, you can both dress for the festivities by donning symbolic rainbow accessories. We rounded up the coolest gear — from kicks and shades for you to bandanas and LED collars for your pal — that are sure to bring on the smiles wherever you make an appearance. What’s more, most of these brands donate a portion of their sales to LGBTQ+ nonprofits.

On Monday, June 27 (the morning after the NYC Pride March), tune into The Wildest’s Instagram for photos and videos of the best dressed pets for Pride, courtesy of The Dogist!

Apple Pride Edition Braided Solo Watch Loop

Weaving together the colors of the Pride flag, this limited-edition solo loop band’s stretchy design is the perfect way to stay elastic in the summer heat of this year’s parade. Made with 16,000 recycled polyester yarn filaments, the band offers a soft, textured feel and is both sweat and water resistant. What’s more, Apple supports LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations working to bring about positive change, including Encircle, Equality North Carolina, Equality Texas, Gender Spectrum, GLSEN, the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG National, National Center for Transgender Equality, SMYAL, and The Trevor Project in the U.S., and ILGA World internationally. Every dollar counts.

$99 at Apple
the white tevas with rainbow stripe

Teva’s Universal Pride Sandal incorporates metallic webbing made with REPREVE® recycled polyester, so it’s perfect for staving off the summer sweats while keeping our planet cool. Designed to celebrate equality and inclusion, this bold pride sandal elevates the Original with pops of color on the hardware and outsole. To help empower the LGBTQ+ community and support hard-fought freedoms, Teva is donating $35,000 to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

$55 at Teva
Shameless Pets Fur the Love of All Dog Treats

Marching is sure to work up an appetite. As well as hydrating, keep your pup fueled with these nutritionist-crafted chicken, banana, and cinnamon treats. Shameless Pets is a sustainable brand — the treats are made from 30% upcycled fruits and veggies, and 25% of the packaging is made from recycled plastic bottles. For Pride, they are donating five percent of the sales to the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), a Chicago-based organization that supports LGBTQI+ youth who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

$14 at Shameless Pets
Coach Bethany Belt Bag with Rainbow coloring

A hands-free fanny pack is just what you need to conveniently stash poop bags and dog treats. Plus, you can feel good about supporting Coach — the luxury brand’s “Go All Out For Pride” 2022 campaign features LGBTQ stars Saucy Santana, Benny Drama, Joel Kim Booster, Linux, Sasha Calle, and Icon Meeka. Plus a portion of proceeds from the Pride capsule collection will be donated to four LGBTQ+ partners: the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Point Foundation, and CenterLink.

$250 at Coach

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

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Jinnie Lee

Jinnie Lee is a Brooklyn-based culture writer who has written for Vogue, Refinery29, Vice, W, Elle, New York Magazine, and others.