5 Small Pet Businesses to Support This Season

The holidays are here, and for many of us that means exchanging gifts. While large companies and mega warehouses provide convenience and swiftness, they can lack sentiment. It is important to support small businesses, particularly now. Small businesses are often the first to suffer in times of economic hardship but particularly during the COVID pandemic. When you support small business, you invest in entrepreneurship, job growth, the environment, and local communities. We’ve included five small businesses that are all about the pets.

Bark Avenue Market & Bakery

Bark Avenue is a natural pet store located in Colleyville, Texas. They specialize in nutrition and natural remedies and provide a wide range of natural pet supplies, including toys, leashes, collars, and of course, treats! We even provide their delicious biscuits at Posh. With an impressive catalog available both in-store and online, they’re your one stop shop for holistic pet care.


Located in Southlake, Texas, Espree provides grooming products with gentle but effective ingredients, making them a safe choice for professionals and consumers alike. Their products include shampoos, paw balms, dental cleaning products and wipes. They also provide grooming care for cats, small animals, horses, and pigs.

Designs by Wildside

Designs by Wildside offer Fi Compatible collars and harnesses that are handmade, durable, and water-resistant. They come in a variety of colors and designs, including a Furry & Bright holiday collection with designs to match the season. Custom bandanas and ID tags are also available. For the dog lover in your life, they’ve got dog tees and sweatshirts, drinkware, stickers, and customizable ornaments.

Rosie & Company

Based out of Toronto, Canada, Rosie & Company provides handmade, quality pet accessories, including handmade rope toys, collars, bandanas, and more! These unique toys are durable and come in a variety of fun colors and designs. Gift one to your pooch or give one to the pet parent in your life.

ATX Pet Portraits

ATX Pet Portraits offers custom pet portraits with a fun Pop Art flair. Provide the image and color palette of your choosing and immortalize your furbaby as a work of art! This shop offers printing on posters, canvases, shirts, and mugs, so your furbaby can go with you everywhere. Located in Austin, Texas, support a homegrown artist while spoiling the pet-lover in your life this holiday season.