Although National Dog Day comes only once a year, anyone who has ever owned a pup knows that every day is dog day when you’re a dog-lover. “Man’s best friend” has more than earned the title, as dogs of every shape, size, and breed have worked their way into the hearts of millions of people across the world, regardless of gender.
To celebrate our furry friends and leave them with a planet better than we found it, Rubicon® has put together a short list of sustainable companies that cater to our beloved pups. Here are four B Corps for your dog:
Only Natural Pet: Boulder, Colorado
Only Natural Pet was founded in 2004 in Boulder, Colorado by Marty Grosjean after he discovered the positive effects of an all-natural, holistic diet for his beloved lab mix Crinkles. He used the information he learned when improving his dog’s health to help other pet owners give their pets the kind of head-to-tail healthy living that allows these animals to thrive.
Only Natural Pet uses transparent processes and top-quality ingredients to make a range of pet foods, toys, beds, and more. They offer products for both dogs and cats, which means that cat-lovers can also reap the benefits of all-natural high-quality ingredients. Only Natural Pet also helps pet owners deal with irksome fleas and ticks by offering various tags, collars, shampoos, and sprays that offer long-lasting protection with no chemicals or pesticides.
In addition to their focus on the health and well-being of your pets, they also commit to sustainability by using locally sourced and sustainably harvested ingredients. Their ingredients are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and the Global Animal Partnership to ensure trust and transparency every step of the way. The company is also 100% wind-powered, severely reducing their carbon footprint and furthering their goal towards creating a healthy, happy planet.
P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You: San Francisco, California
Another great company for dog-lovers is P.L.A.Y., a luxury dog bed company whose quality dog beds are made from sustainable materials. All of their beds are designed to offer incredible comfort and ergonomic support to resting pooches. They also make covers that are both stylish and easy to care for, lasting multiple runs through the washing machine and countless afternoon naps.
P.L.A.Y. sells dog beds for dogs of every size. No matter if you have a tiny Chihuahua or a Great Dane, you can find lounge beds, chill pads, and even memory foam beds for any size. They also offer dog toys as well as travel gear and accessories such as collars, leashes, and outdoor dog tents.
P.L.A.Y. goes above and beyond in helping the environment by doing more than just minimizing their own impact, but also seeking to improve the planet. They use around 108 cleaned and recycled plastic bottles to create one XL Lounge Bed. P.L.A.Y. also uses paper tags on their products that are certified safe by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensuring that everything they sell is made responsibly.
West Paw Inc.: Bozeman, Montana
West Paw is a company that knows the importance of play. They promote playing with your dog as a way of enhancing overall pet wellness, social interaction, and bonding. To that end, the company has designed a variety of dog toys that you can use to play with your pup. Their toys are all made to be easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting for those aggressive chewers out there.
West Paw makes all of their toys with eco-friendly materials that are safe, sustainable, and free from toxic chemicals such as Phthalates, BPA, and latex. Their toys are also 100 percent recyclable, so you don’t have to worry about harming the environment when you’re done with them. In fact, West Paw has designed their toys to be so indestructible that if your dog does chew one up, they’ll replace it for free.
West Paw toys come in many different colors and sizes, giving you options for dogs that are into tough chewing, rough play, or even gentle cuddling. Their plush toys are beyond cute, and each one is sold under a name like Darby or Geraldine that befits their soft and colorful exterior. If your dog is the kind that needs extensive mental stimulation, they even have puzzle toys that will keep them going for hours.
Found My Animal: Brooklyn, New York
Finally, Found My Animal is a Certified B Corp that designs beautifully made dog leashes that catch the eye and the heart. Each leash comes with a unique numbered brass tag that reads “FOUND”, illustrating the heartwarming nature of animal adoption that every pet owner gets to experience. Their leashes are water-resistant and sewn to withstand hundreds of pounds of pull, ensuring the safety of your dog no matter their size.
In addition to their trendy leashes, Found My Animal sells an assortment of dog bags, toys, bandanas, beds, and bowls for all your dog’s needs. Their Studio Splatter Pajamas are particularly adorable for dogs that need a little extra warmth in the wintertime. And if you’re looking to keep your pet hydrated on those long walks or camping trips, they also sell cotton canvas collapsible water bowls that you can carry with you anywhere.
Editor’s Note: References made to businesses/companies in this post are not meant to convey affiliation with or endorsement of Rubicon by those companies in any way.
Amy Koonin Taylor is Marketing Content and Media Manager at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.