For The Love Of Dogs & The Planet
In 2009, my sister and I jumped ship from corporate America to open Eco Dog Care LA offering daycare, boarding and baths with an emphasis on eco-smart practices and products. We quickly saw that fully-realized natural grooming products weren't readily available. Our second business, Eco Dog Care Products launched in 2011 with a line of exceptional, natural skin & coat care products.
Nature-First is the design principle for all our products. We look for exceptional plant-based ingredients that safely cleanse, moisturize, soothe and protect our dog's skin & coat without toxic or synthetic additives. Our choices respect our dog's well-being and our own - after all, we're literally up to our elbows in their baths - and that of the Earth. We cross-check ingredients against the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep database to better understand impacts on people's health and on the Earth's groundwater. (The pet care products industry doesn't have similar standards; we'll be first in line when there are.) None of our ingredients rate above a 5 on the EWG 1-10 scale and none of our products have added alcohol, DEA, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or color.
When you read our labels you'll see every ingredient listed. Some may be what you'd expect in a natural grooming product - coconut, lavender, cedar wood - but we also blend in others like jojoba oils and marshmallow root because they may help with specific issues like itchy skin as well as contribute to your dog's overall well-being and good looks. (And, we're always in research mode as we learn from experts in veterinary science, alternative therapy, and dog care arenas.)
Our products are designed, mixed, and packaged in the US. Wherever feasible, we use non-GMO, organic and vegan ingredients. The 2020+ Pandemic disrupted our supply chains like so many others but we are focused on sourcing high quality ingredients. We were certified by Green Business America in 2014; their commitment to continuous progress inspires us.
Deeply committed to local dog rescues, we provide free and/or deeply discounted services and products and collect donations through our family's small 501c3 Kind Hearts In Action. We pay for advertising to support adoptions and donate products or cash to other rescue groups across the country for their own use or for fundraisers. Your purchases support these rescues. Thank you.