Why You Should Shop For Indie Pet Products & Support Local Pet Stores

Do you think about who you’re supporting when you purchase pet products? Whether you shop online or prefer to browse in person, your shopping habits matter. This post covers all things ‘indie’ pet products. And why we think you should consider switching up your shopping habits to support small brands, local pet stores, and more.

What Does ‘Indie” Even Mean?

When you hear someone say, ‘I only support indie brands,’ do you have any idea what they’re talking about? To put it simply, indie, is short for independent. And when referencing a company, brand, product, or store, it means that they’re independently owned. They’re not backed by large-corporation funding. They’re not managed by business moguls. They’re not staffed with hundreds of employees. What they are is locally-owned, independently-funded, and usually home to some incredibly passionate, and well-educated team members.

And while the term ‘indie’ means something different to everyone, we consider pet brands that aren’t owned by parent companies, chains, or large corporations to fall under the indie umbrella. And we’re proud to include Pethonesty in with that group!

How Can You Shop Local Pet Stores?

If you’re embarking on a journey to become a bit more conscious about the products you purchase, you might have also heard someone suggest that you should ‘shop local.’ What this typically means, is that you should try to support small, local businesses whenever possible. Now, we know that ordering things online can be crazy convenient. But, so can shopping at your local pet store.



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