Quinoa isn’t just an amazing base for salads — it’s also a high-quality, easily digestible seed that packs a punch when it comes to protein. The ideal meal for the cat who needs to balance their microflora, Lucy Pet’s grain-free dry food is carefully formulated with ingredients that support a healthy immune system.
$20 at Chewy
Containing the majority of your cat’s necessary water intake, Cat Person’s wet meals have 85 person more protein than the industry-standard cat food, allowing your cat to maintain a leaner weight. Formulated for cats of all ages, Cat Person’s meal plans have 16 wet and three dry foods to choose from, so even the pickiest of cats can get their pick of the crop.
$10 at Cat Person
Cats can’t get enough of your very ’60s shrimp cocktail and fondue appetizers? Let them in on the action with Made by Nacho’s pâté recipe. Made with sustainably caught fish, hydrating bone broth, and flaxseed packed with Omega-6 vitamins, it’s a meal with a satisfying texture they’ll want to sink their teeth into.
$35 at Made by Nacho
The first ever no-tear poop bag rolls, Diggs’ Klenex style rolls make it easy to clean up after your dog on walks. This way, you won’t have to worry about spilling your coffee while trying to separate the bags with one hand. The cardboard core is recyclable, which is always a win in the world of poop bags.
$11 at Diggs
The KONG PB’s squeezable tube makes it easy for pet parents to keep their dogs occupied by filling enrichment toys. The mousse-like texture makes for a delicious treat for pups with minimal mess.
$6 at Chewy
Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma back in 2017, teen entrepreneur Sir Darius Brown was moved to do something to help the animals who had suffered in the storms. He started stitching together bow ties on his own sewing machine and donating them to local shelters so dogs could sport them in their adoption photos — which he shared on his Instagram account. Beaux & Paws was born. In 2022, Brown received a Global Child Prodigy Award and was sent a personal letter commending his efforts by former President Barack Obama.
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Ava’s Pet Palace was founded by 14-year-old Ava Dorsey when she was just six years old (try not to get insecure) with the aim to create a healthier world for pets. Today, Ava’s Pet Place provides pet parents with USDA-certified organic and single-ingredient treats in flavors including Cheeze Pleaze, Gone Banana, and Peanutty Paws. Dorsey features rescues and Rescuers of the Month (one of whom is Nina Love, founder of The Black Thornberry) and posts about adoptable pets on her Instagram.
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Austin-based Nana and Marcus Pfeifer started Homescape Pets after losing their first pup to cancer. “We knew we couldn’t save her life, but we could give her a better quality of life. That included less hardcore drugs and more of what nature provides,” they say. After consulting with integrative veterinarians, they developed all-natural joint supplements, CBD oil, and single-ingredient chews that are all chemical-and-toxin-free, made in the U.S., and contain only organically grown herbs. The Pfeifers also support local shelters, including Austin Pets Alive.
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Bored with the pet ID tags on the market, LA-based Rachel Jones founded Trill Paws, a line of dog accessories that are anything but basic. A tag that reads, “Have your people call my people” and others in the shape of Drake and a bag of money are among some of the gems you’ll find on the Trill Paws site. The brand also donates 25 tags a month to rescue organizations, including the Labelle Foundation in LA and Rescue City in NYC.
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Drawing from her background as a designer for brands like Nike and Levi’s, Angela Medlin began designing toys for her Olde English Bulldogge, Wubbi, in 2017. Her hobby soon evolved into House Dogge, which earned a spot on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list in 2020 for its sustainable, upcycled products including leather leashes, and biodegradable rope toys, and fleece hoodies (which you can customize with your dog’s name).
House Dogge supports Oregon dog rescue the NW Dog Project, and in her free time, Medlin pays it forward through her project Faas Design Collab, which “provides creative and professional development to underrepresented creatives desiring to enter the product creation industry.”
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In addition to Fresh Pawz founder Christopher Cargoni’s own line of graphic gear (hoodies, harnesses, sneakers, and more), the LA-based pet streetwear designer collaborates with everyone from Odd Future and Santa Cruz Skateboards to Death Row Records and NBALAB. Fresh Pawz also partners with Petfinder to promote pet adoption.
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Handcrafted, stamped, and glazed in Los Angeles, Kibble and Bone believes your pet should be dining in style. If these gorgeous bowls — which come in Classic ceramic, Poppy red, Mojito mint, and glossy Midnight black colorways — aren’t selling themselves, consider that for every bowl purchased, the brand donates dog food to LA’s Wags and Walks animal rescue.
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The OG indestructible dog toy. This update on the classic design is strengthened for the toughest of chewers by featuring the most durable KONG rubber.
$15 at Amazon
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