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Black Owned Pet Businesses You Should Know

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 67% of US households have a pet, up from 56% in 1988.

Because people view their pets as part of the family, they want to give them all the healthy food and cool gear they would give themselves or their children. When you’re looking for products for your pet, consider these Black owned pet product businesses.

Black Owned Pet Businesses

Dog Food & Treats

Pet Plate

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Cool Canines

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Ava’s Pet Palace (cat & dog)

Little L’s

Pet Grooming

Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy

The Barke Shoppe



Nova West Supplies

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Pet Accessories

Sir Dogwood

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Bark and Tumble


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Black Owned Pet

Trill Paws

Black Owned Pet

Tony O. Lawson

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First Black Owned Pet Store opens in Gary

After 18 years as the owner and operator of a trucking company, Gary M. Carlton decided to pursue his dream of owning a pet store.

All Pet Supplies, the first Black owned pet store in Gary, Indiana, opened on February 23rd.

“I love animals and have always dreamed of opening a pet store in order to provide top quality pet products and services,” said Carlton.

“Pet parents want the best for their animal companions, a quality shopping experience, and good value when shopping for food and pet necessities. Now the citizens of Gary and surrounding areas do not have to travel far in order to purchase pet supplies, they can save time and gas and shop close to home.”

All Pet Supplies, located at 3982 Broadway, opened its doors to the local community and pet parents to celebrate its grand opening event.  The store is the new go to place for pet food, toys and supplies. It also offers a broad range of pet food—from natural and holistic foods to popular grocery brands.

All Pet Supplies will feature pet supplies like fish tanks, birdcages, and reptile food, everything you need for your pets. The first 25 neighbors received a gift package and other free giveaways.

The opening events included fun activities, refreshments, raffles and music. In the future the store will host a variety of pet seminars, as well as “Puppies for adoption,” hosted by the Gary Humane Society.

All Pet Supplies features nearly 1,400 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a comprehensive line of pet products. The pet store’s future plans will be to offer various pet services that will be beneficial not only to your pet, but for the pet parents as well.

While All Pet Supplies is offering quality products to the community, the store will also aim to be a strong supporter of the local community.

Through a combination of supporting local events like, sponsoring causes that are important to community members, All Pet Supplies’ future plans are to work with local shelters and their animal adoption programs.


Source: The Chicago Crusader