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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.

by Rebecca Caplan
June 27, 2022
Femme-presenting pet parent feeding their dog a treat in the kitchen
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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.

terrier dog with camo bags

Founded by former Vogue staffer Jamie Knowles, Roverlund creates pet gear that equally prioritizes design and durability. From collars to kibble holders, Roverlund’s products feature trendy patterns and colors that can be paired and coordinated with each other seamlessly. Roverlund’s creativity also extends past design and into function with products like their out-of-office carrier which features an extra long handle that can also be used as a leash. 

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the super snouts products

If your dog is of the anxious/neurotic/can’t-find-their-chill variety, Super Snouts hemp products might be just what they need. Using specifically dog formulated CBD and hemp, Super Snouts tinctures, supplements, and topicals can be helpful with everything from separation anxiety to achy joints and paws. Plus, all their hemp products are completely THC free, meaning your pup gets all of the chill with none of the high.

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the wondercide in a white bottle

Started by a family who almost lost their dog, Luna, to toxic pesticides, Wondercide makes pet-safe pest control products that utilize clean and natural ingredients. Their product line includes both pest control for lawns and pest control for use on cats and dogs. They also have a line of bug sprays for humans, so both pups and their people can live pest-free all summer long.

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the dog food

Started by two dog dads whose pups had special dietary needs, Barkin’ Creek is a gourmet dog food kitchen based out of Austin, Texas that ships nationwide. In addition to their human-grade food options for pups, their Texas locations feature doggy daycare, a spa, and a rentable space for puppy parties! If you’re not based in Texas, you can check out all the cuteness on their live doggy daycare cams. 

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colorful thread and a woven collar

Lockwood is an adorable gift and doo-dad shop based out of Astoria, Queens. Just like their human gifts, their pet gifts possess a modern sense of humor that any cosmopolitan pup or cat can appreciate. Run by a wife and wife team, Lockwood also caters to the aesthetic preferences of other animals, like with this DIY birdhouse kit that allows the avian friends in your life (or backyard) the choice of a tea house, a-frame, or log cabin style birdhouse. 

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dog with patterned background

Otherwild is a queer-identified woman-owned store that carries sustainable pet grooming products. Otherwild sources all of their grooming products from Zefiro, a zero-waste general store based out of Chicago. Otherwild also stocks other zero-waste products that are perfect for all things related to pet ownership, like these bag clips that can be used to keep dog food fresh or these paper towel replacements that can come in handy for pet messes. 

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Rebecca Caplan

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.