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 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 alcohol, 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 argan, jojoba 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 nonGMO, organic and vegan ingredients. We are certified by Green Business America (2014) and are members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. Deeply committed to local LA 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. Product donations are sent to other rescue groups across the country for their own use or for fundraisers. Your purchases support these rescues.