10 Queer-Owned Pet Brands We’re Celebrating This (And Every Other) Month · The Wildest

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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
Updated June 30, 2023
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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 percent 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 as we close out Pride month, we rounded up some of our favorite LGBTQ+ owned brands that love pets as much as we do.

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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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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.

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