Love & Pawsitivity was started with the mission to create a company that spreads love and supports positive thoughts, actions, and ideas through the quirky lens of love for our fur-babies. Our pup reminds us daily that dogs can be great teachers; they love unconditionally.
So in order to continue supporting what we believe in, we have decided to create an ongoing list of Black-Owned Pet Businesses, that we can all support - now and always. We ended up with a list so big we had to break it into 3 posts. This one is the Training, Grooming, and Pet Care edition!
If you have the ability to, buy from these businesses.
If you can't, here are a few ways you can support them for free:
- Follow them on social media and engage with their account. Like, comment, & share their content.
- Talk about them in your social media - a simple Instagram story or post can make a difference.
- Share these businesses with friends and families outside of just social media. I bet someone you know may need something they're selling or are providing.
- Visit their website and sign up for their newsletters.
- When it makes sense, let them know you support them.
There are literally hundreds of businesses out there, and this list only scratches the surface. But we hope it helps you started on your search for new businesses to work with. And now onto these wonderful businesses:
Harlem Doggie Day Spa - Grooming | Harlem, NY
The Harlem Doggie Day Spa doesn't only offer grooming services, but also boarding and pet transportation services in the NYC area. And besides the amazing grooming and cute puppers, we LOVE a pawsome initiative they are spearheading right now.
Harlem Doggie Day Spa has a fundraiser for a Pandemic Pup Relief Fund. Their goal is to offer free grooming services to pet parents who have been fiscally impacted by COVID-19 with pop-ups across the entire United States, partnering with local Black Owned Pet Businesses, local groomers, and local pet shelters.
The Bark Shoppe - Grooming | New York City, NY
The Bark Shoppe is a premier pet care facility. Their products, services, and recommendations are based on the expertise of pet care professionals. Not only do they groom doggies, but they sell shampoos and grooming equipment so you can groom your pup at home too!
Pet Parent Allies - Training | Philadelphia, PA
When we adopted Minnie, we made a promise to her that we would only use positive reinforcement with her. We wish we had known about Pet Parent Allies when we made that promise! Pet Parent Allies offers positive-reinforcement dog training and behavioral modification for your dog, no matter the age or experience level. They are also one of the only agility trainers in the greater Philadelphia area.
Smart Bitch Dog Training - Training | New Orleans & Virtual
Smart Bitch Dog Training is run by two certified professional dog trainers. They have served over 150 dogs and families in the Greater New Orleans area, and they offer training virtually!
Academy Dog Training - Training | Silver Spring, MD
Academy Dog Training works to train all breeds, ages, temperaments, and problem behaviors. It was started and is run by Haywood L. Perry Jr., who has 41 years of experience.
Oh To Be a Dog - Pet Care | NYC and Los Angeles
Award-winning dog care customized to the needs of your dog. They have GPS alerts and offer overnight sitting. On top of that, they also offer wedding day pet care. Isn't that unique?!
Metro Dog Training - Training | NYC Metro Area
Voted New York Magazine's Best Dog Trainer in 2015, Metro Dog Training uses a balanced approach to dog obedience, socialization, and behavior modification. The owner, Twahlee Rollins, has trained hundreds of adult dogs and puppies of all sizes and breeds and dealt with the complete spectrum of dog behavioral issues and habits.
Keep The Tails Wagging Pet Care Blog
Keep The Tails Wagging is a blog focused on dog nutrition, wellness, and general pawrenting tips. Run by blogger and author, Kimberly Morris Gauthier, there's a large library of helpful information!
Paws And The City - Grooming | Brooklyn, NY
Paws and the City is a pet-emporium catered to both cats and dogs. They have a top of the line grooming salon, custom made boarding hotels, dog-walking services, in-house pet sitting services, and free food delivery services in the Brooklyn, NYC area. They also have a large variety of other pet essentials.
Snaggle Foot - Pet Care | Grand Prairie, Texas
Snaggle Foot offers award-winning dog-walking, pet sitting, pet taxi, and general pet care services. The owner Janeé has been caring for pets since she was a young girl, and has a deep passion for her work and her business.
Always Aja - Pet Care | Hialeah, FL
Aja is a Hialeah Gardens and Miami Lakes pet sitter that's certified in CPR and Pet First Aid. She specializes in working with pets with special needs and anxiety.
Pup Stars Pet Care - Pet Care | Chicago, IL
Pup Stars Pet Care is a one-stop-shop that provides optimum personal care to all pets. They offer services such as daycare, boarding, walking, grooming, training, and more!