10 Queer-Owned Pet Brands We’re Celebrating This (And Every Other) Month
Support these LGBTQ+ animal lovers by shopping their design-forward pet beds, carriers, supplements, and more.
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With over seven out of 10 queer adults self-identifying as pet parents, there’s no question that the LGBTQ+ community is comprised of true animal lovers. Still, it turns out that the dogs and cats themselves might be the fiercer allies. One 2021 study found that 75% of LGBTQ+ Gen-Zers consider their pets to be an integral part of their support system — especially when dealing with stressors related to exploring their place in the queer community. With these kinds of bonds being forged at home, it’s no wonder tons of queer pet owners have gone on to found some of the most cutting-edge brands in the pet market today. So, to celebrate Pride, we rounded up some of our favorite LGBTQ+ owned brands that love pets as much as we do.
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Rebecca Caplan is a writer based in Brooklyn whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, Reductress, and Vulture. She lives in Brooklyn with her perfect, toothless dog Moose.