The United States is a nation of pet lovers, with untold millions of dogs and cats in our households. All those pets must be creating some sort of environmental impact, you would think.

With that thought in mind, Christine and Mike Mallar have opened a pet supply store in Portland, Oregon, called Green Dog Pet Supply, which carries only environmentally friendly pet products, such as the Dogma dog bed.

In a recent interview in The Oregonian newspaper, Christine and Mike offered up some tips for buying environmentally friendly dog products:

  • Buy products made from recycled materials.
  • Get products made closer to home, due to the lower energy costs of shipping the goods.
  • The products should be durable, so you won’t have to replace them as often.
  • Pet foods should have organic or natural ingredients.

The store is located at 4605 N.E. Fremont Street, Portland, OR, and the phone number is (503) 528-1800. Also, be sure to check out their green pet blog.

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