Need some local shopping inspo? These BC businesses are making products you and your pup will love.
As any dog parent will know, when it comes to buying products for our pets there’s a huge selection to choose from. And while it can be tempting to go for bigger brands, or stick to the same companies you’ve been purchasing from for years, if there’s ever been a time to support local businesses it’s now.
Luckily, British Columbia has some amazing pet companies making high quality products so if you’re on the hunt for some local shopping inspo, we’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re looking for dog treats, leashes, grooming products, supplements or accessories for your favourite furry friend, there’s fantastic products out there from BC companies that you can feel good about purchasing.
So if you want to get your hands on some great quality products while supporting local businesses at the same time, here are 9 BC companies we think deserve some love!
1. Barks and Biscuits
Founded earlier in 2020, this new company believes in making delicious snacks for dogs more healthy and sustainable – and they are all handmade in Vancouver.
They aspire to have all their snacks human food grade, organic, low-waste, wheat free and most importantly tasty – and the cute, handcrafted designs make treat-time enjoyable for the humans too!
2. Nose & Hearts
Another company that launched earlier this year is Nose & Hearts, founded by dog moms Trina and Tanja and inspired by their furry besties Chewy and Cooper. Based in Coquitlam B.C, these one of a kind products are hand made with extreme care and detail, and with nosework in mind.
Leashes and collars (made with genuine BioThane® Beta 520 material). vessels, training aids and more, there’s plenty of great products to choose from, and the team even offer to custom make collars if you can’t find what you’re looking for on their site.
3. Beau Canine Essentials
This Vancouver company makes a great selection of all-natural pet grooming products to ensure you pup smells amazing! Beau only uses natural ingredients and their products are all made with premium botanical extracts and essential oils.
Manufactured in Surrey, their products are biodegradable, cruelty-free, flea and tick compatible and free of harmful sulfates, parabens and artificial fragrances and dyes. What’s not to love?!
4. PureForm Pet Health
Providing preventative formulas for proactive pet parents, PureForm Pet Health is a Vancouver family-owned business and when it comes to nutrition, this team knows exactly what they are talking about – check out the amazing story behind their successful business here.
With unique and scientifically tested formulas that have stood the test of time, PureForm products are designed to promote optimal health and longevity for your fur-family members.
5. Misty Chloe Co.
New company MistyChloe Co. is passionate about modern designs and high quality accessories for our four-legged friends. All products are handmade locally in Vancouver and are customizable, functional and affordable.
This company not only makes adorable accessories for dogs, but they also make matching accessories for dog moms – so cute!
6. Red Dog Blu Kat
This company began back in 2004 when six friends banded together to create recipes that supported the belief that their pets deserved better. This Port Coquitlam business prides itself on helping pets live longer and healthier lives with humanely raised meats, organic vegetables, no grains or fillers.
As well as high quality products made with ethically sourced ingredients, Red Dog Blu Kat also works with local private rescue and foster groups that help families thrive and ensure that their pets are well taken care of during times of hardship. Even more reason to check them out!
7. Rocky Mountain Raw
Rocky Mountain Raw is a family-owned and operated business based out of Abbotsford and is dedicated to providing quality raw pet food developed for the biologically appropriate needs of your family pet.
Your pet’s health is the company’s top priority, so they work with with trained professionals and laboratories to ensure the highest quality, healthy, natural products that your pups will love.
If you’re curious about switching your dog to a raw diet, you can also find lots of helpful information on their site.
8. Granville Island Pet Treatery
Family-owned by pet owners who love their dogs and cats, the products they sell are all lovingly handcrafted in small batches on Granville Island, Vancouver. There’s lots of handmade healthy treats to choose from including Nutra Supplement Bites, Pets Agree everyday treats, Artisan dog and cat biscuits and their famous sardines.
Something else we love about this company is that they also support the compassionate, humane and loving treatment of pets by donating their healthy treats to local charities that rescue, protect and improve the lives of animals.
9. Kafka’s Organic
Proudly made in Vancouver, Kafka’s Organic is the premier source of Vancouver pet food delivery offering gently cooked fresh pet food with home delivery. Re-imagining processed pet food with healthy, locally-sourced, natural food that pets love, the team live by the principles of transparency, ethical sourcing, and community building.
You can keep your furry friend healthy and happy with fresh meals made with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients and great news – home delivery is currently available in Yaletown, Olympic Village, Kitsilano, Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, and the surrounding area.