Right now, unless you are working in an essential service (Thank you to everyone who is), you are likely sitting at home unsure how you can help.
First, staying home and following social distancing orders and practicing good hygiene is the most helpful thing you can possibly do.
But, as you may also know, many small businesses are suffering financially right now. Many stores have had to close store fronts and all local markets have been postponed or cancelled. With there being no timeline of when things will go back to normal, it’s a very difficult time for all small business owners. Some businesses might never be able to financially recover.
Many of these small businesses do have websites and the option for ordering products online. I’m a big fan of supporting local so, I want to share with you some of my local favourite companies that I’m choosing to support.
Houndana – Adorable hand made bow ties and bandanas.
Safe & Hound – Beautiful collars, bow ties, harnesses and dog beds.
Hungry Mutts – The freshest dog treats you will ever find.
DogDogGoose – The most amazing and durable collars and leashes.
UpTown Pup Co. – Really cute harnesses, bandanas, leashes and collars.
Darling Dear Co. – The most beautiful collars that are perfect for any and all special occasions.
Mimio & Co. – The most adorable and really fun bandanas.
Take It N’ Leave It – T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories for all the pet parents.
While I do understand not everyone is in the financial position to make purchases at this time, you can still support these businesses by liking them on social media. Share their work. You might not be able to purchase anything, but someone you know might. A little can go a long way.