Looking to support businesses in your community and across the country that are owned by Asian and Asian-American entrepreneurs? For pet owners, there are a number of great pet businesses to choose from—here are five of our favorites.
maison de pawZ
Born in NYC, maison de pawZ is an all-natural dog pâwtisserie that uses locally-sourced human-grade ingredients from the Hudson Valley.
maison de pawZ was created by Taiwanese doggy baker Mei-i Zien to reflect her love of the markets in Paris and NYC and their use of the freshest seasonal ingredients (because your dog deserves the best). Every day is a party when you spoil your dog with their fresh baked dog cakes, pup-tarts and biscuits.
From the husband and wife team behind Instagram’s @odinthecorgi, Up Dog Toys creates engaging and fun dog toys with a minimalist design for Millennial sensibilities. The “Odin” treat toy is built from rugged materials in a variety of on-trend colors to make treat time with your pet more fun (and more stylish).
Shalina Chen and Jason Horvath, the co-founders of Velvet Hippo, are dog lovers and designers who craft high-quality, functional pet accessories that fit seamlessly into your home.
Based in Brooklyn, Velvet Hippo is committed to creating quality products—including extra rugged, extra soft pet beds, throws, totes and more—with a focus on sustainability throughout the design and production process.
Mixing the best Italian leathers with cutting-edge processed metals, Boo Oh’s debut line was assembled entirely by hand in founder Jay Sae Jung Oh’s hometown of Seoul, South Korea.
Named for Jay’s beloved French Bulldog and muse, Boo Oh is a sophisticated line of collars, harnesses, bowls and more that bring the elegance of a curated, high-fashion aesthetic to your pet’s lifestyle.
Looking for fun, unique pet toys that are made with personality and exacting, high-grade standards for craftsmanship? P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle and You is here to deliver.
P.L.A.Y. was inspired by co-founder Will Chen’s search for a bed and toys that were good enough for his beloved pug, Momo. Inspired to make the world a better place, P.L.A.Y. uses eco-friendly packaging and recycling practices and donates their extra-cozy beds to shelters.