Happy St. Patrick’s Day! All these four-leaf clovers and green outfits have got me thinking “green”.

As a company, Tail Blazers has always strived to be “green” and reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we carefully curate our products, priding ourselves in sourcing as many eco-friendly products as possible. With this in mind, and market ever-expanding, we will continue to watch for more eco-friendly products that meet our high standards.

Did you know our Tail Blazers locations have reusable shopping bags and are quickly phasing in 100% compostable shopping bags made of plant material, to better serve our customers and help the environment!

Beds

Pet beds made with recycled materials and beds that re-use old bedding or towels from home for the stuffing are eco-friendly options. 

Molly Mutts is an environmentally friendly dog bed company. Buy the stylish cover, stuff with old blankets, towels, clothes, duvets and other materials that you have.  

Waste Bags

Compostable pet waste bags made with vegetable starches such as corn are usable in many city compost programs and some of these bags will also break down in typical landfill conditions. These plastic-free bags are better for the environment during production as well. 

Earth Rated leak proof bags come in scented and non scented options, as well as compostable or degradable. In addition to being environmentally friendly, this company is also committed to helping rescues and shelter animals. To learn more about their cause and environmental mission visit their website.

Bowls

Select bowls are made from plant materials such as bamboo or soy.

Beco Pets is a safe, and environmentally-friendly line of products. They make bowls, beds, toys and waste bags! This eco-friendly company uses rice, bamboo, recycled bottles and cardboard to make new items for your pet. Beco Pets also proudly works alongside animal charities such as Marine Conservation Society and Dogs On The Streets. 

Cat Litters

Our selection of cat litters contains only plant-based litters. Earth-friendly and safe for your pet, plant-based litters are better than clay for the environment. 

World’s Best Cat litter offers a variety of natural cat litter formulas, all made from the concentrated power of corn. This clumping litter is environmentally friendly, safe for your septic and dust free. With a variety of litter types such as scented litter, multiple cat home litter, zero mess, attracting litter for those difficult cats and picky cat litter, World’s Best Cat Litter has got all of your needs covered.

Cleaners

All the cleaners at Tail Blazers are eco-friendly, and are safe for your pet and the environment.

Orange-A-Peel has made a name for itself as a natural/organic citrus, highly concentrated cleaner, created from the seeds and peels of oranges. Formulations are available for home, office, business, industrial, pet care, kennel, stable and farm use, as well as cleaning livestock trailers and vehicles, and RVs. This is a product with numerous applications that can fit your individual needs.

Packaging

Numerous food companies now use eco-friendly packaging and have bag recycling programs.

Big Country Raw has improved their raw food packaging to help save plastic and recycle more cardboard in order to improve their environmental footprint. They have a 4lb carton that is not only space-saving for your freezer but uses less plastic. These 4lb tubs are now made from recyclable paperboard packaging. Big Country Raw changed all hard-plastic containers to paperboard containers to help save the environment and make them more user-friendly. Many raw feeders found the hard plastic containers would become brittle when frozen, and would break.

Open Farm has also created a recycling program. How does it work? You can take your empty dry food bags back to participating pet stores, or when you are ready and have collected your bags, you can send in a shipment. Download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Ship Us Your Waste” and follow the prompts. Your shipping label will be emailed to your inbox. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box.

Shampoos

Natural, non-toxic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and phosphate-free! We only select shampoos and conditioners that contain safe and eco-friendly ingredients.

Black Sheep Organics is an environmentally responsible company creating healthy, natural, hand-crafted dog grooming products. All their products are all-natural and environmentally friendly, cruelty-free, organic, sustainable and biodegradable.

Toys

Tail Blazers is proud to carry a variety of toys that are recycled, environmentally friendly, sustainable and locally sourced from Canada and the US.

Planet Dog is an eco-friendly dog toy company. They have a recallable line of toys made from regrind material, helping to eliminate manufacturing waste. All Orbee-Tuff products are made in the USA, minimizing emissions from overseas transport on the heaviest and highest volume items. Planet Dog Wood Chuck toys are made from bamboo and repurposed cork scrap. Planet Dog also uses eco-friendly paper stocks and inks on catalogues, signage and collateral.

Note: Not all Tail Blazers carry the same products, please contact your local Tail Blazers for availability. Some stores may carry brands that are not listed below.