Small Business Spotlight


Citizen x Hound: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

We’re excited to introduce you to Citizen x Hound, a new brand that is launching TODAY, May 17! Citizen x Hound is a New York City-based company that currently offers three lines based on a Manhattan neighborhood (Soho), a Brooklyn neighborhood (Clinton Hill), and a Long Island fishing town (Montauk). We interviewed Cassandra, one of the three founders, about the company’s vision and her dog, Ruby! Keep reading to learn more and use code BROKEHOUND to save 20% on one of Citizen x Hound’s new reversible bandanas!

From Nuggie With Love LLC: Small Business Spotlight and Review [INTERVIEW]

Disclaimer: From Nuggie With Love LLC provided the treats featured in this post at no cost for Henry to sample. I then invited Alley to do an interview because Henry was absolutely wild about them! This post may contain affiliate links.

From Nuggie with Love LLC specializes in holistic, artisanal dog treats and premium all-natural pet care products. Henry and I interview the founder, Allison Santos-Martin, and gave some of the treats a test run! Keep reading to learn more about these healthy, high quality treats and use code 10FORHEN to take 10% off your order!

Bearytail Leather Co.: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Here at The Broke Dog, we love saving money! That being said, we also relish sharing products from small businesses that we adore but don’t always fit into the “bargain” category. I found Bearytail Leather Co. on Instagram and couldn’t resist sharing their gorgeous products with you! The owner, Amanda Mei, handcrafts matching leather dog collar/bracelet sets (called “Affinity Collars”) from high-quality materials in Los Angeles. As I mentioned, they might be little pricey for some readers, but take 20% off with code THEBROKEDOG if you decide to take the plunge! (Excuse me while I sell all of my possessions so that I can purchase each and every set…)

Keep reading to learn more about Amanda, her dog Toto, and her business!

Pupcake Confections: Small Business Spotlight and Discount! [INTERVIEW]

Today’s Small Business Spotlight highlights Pupcake Confections, a new bakery for dogs started by Victoria Vargas, a pastry chef in Miami, Florida. Victoria sent Henry a box of goodies to try a few weeks ago, and he loved them so much that I invited her to interview for the blog!

To learn more about Pupcake Confections, Victoria, and her pup Kaia, keep reading! PLUS – there’s a special discount at the end of the interview for The Broke Dog readers!

The Pastel Pug: Small Business Spotlight and Giveaway [INTERVIEW]

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In today’s Small Business Spotlight, we interview Chelsea of The Pastel Pug, a whimsical Etsy shop hat focuses on wood burned and hand painted portraits of both humans and pets. I fell in love with her captivating dog portraits and had to share! PLUS: ENTER TO WIN A WATERCOLOR PRINT FROM THE PASTEL PUG AT THE END OF THE POST!

Dog Parker: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Have you ever wanted to bring your dog on an errand but were too afraid to leave him or her tied outside? This is often a major concern for city dwellers, who worry about their dogs hurting themselves, escaping, or being stolen. Enter Dog Parker, a new Brooklyn business that ensures that your dog will be safe, comfortable, and secure while you run into a store or restaurant! We interviewed Dog Parker’s Founder and CEO, Chelsea Brownridge, about her plans for the business and her dog, Winston. Plus, all Dog Parker Memberships and minutes are currently FREE! Just use code FFDOGPARKER when you join!

Cozy Cama: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

One of the best ways to save money in the long run is to buy quality, well-made items that won’t be destroyed or need to be replaced. Enter Cozy Cama, maker and purveyor of beautiful, long-lasting pet beds that upcycle your old pillows! We interviewed Cozy Cama’s matriarch, Evan, about her business and behind-the-scenes life.

The Broke Dog readers get a free Cozy Case at Cozy Cama with code THEBROKEDOG! 

Keep reading to learn more!

Three Humans and A Dog: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Our second Small Business Spotlight is a real family affair!  Three Humans and A Dog, a new store in North Carolina, is run by Marcus, Zaida, and Nikki Acosta with the help of their Rat Terrier, Brownie. Read on to learn more about this great company and check out our Instagram for the chance to win a personalized bandana from Three Humans and A Dog! PLUS, use code THEBROKEDOG30 at their website for a HUGE 30% discount! 

Benny and Jack: Small Business Spotlight [INTERVIEW]

Happy new year to all of my wonderful readers! For the first post of the new year, I am excited to bring you our first Small Business Spotlight: Benny and Jack!

I love saving money AND supporting small businesses, but it’s sometimes hard to do both. Small Businesses Spotlights will feature interviews with some exciting small businesses as well as exclusive giveaways and/or discounts for The Broke Dog readers!

Our first Small Business Spotlight highlights Benny and Jack, a new store in Rhode Island led by husband and wife team Dave and Rachel Bilow with the help of the store’s namesakes, Benny and Jack. Read on to lean more and check out our Instagram for an exclusive giveaway!