Check out these 12 fun insta-feeds with lots of cute dog photos sure to get you double tapping while supporting local.
Supporting local is something many of us have been actively trying to do more of, especially as we're aware of the impacts recent months have had on a large number of small businesses in Vancouver.
By simply following, liking and sharing posts, it can go a great way to helping smaller companies succeed and luckily, with great Instagram feeds like these 12 Vancouver business owners have created, it makes it even more tempting to hit the follow button.
While some of these businesses are not pet-related, it's very clear that they are all dog lovers and make it a part of their workplace and culture - the countless cute doggy photos give it away!
Here are 12 of the cutest small business owners who love pups as much as we do - and we got a few of them to share their favourite local doggy products with you for some shopping local inspo.
1. Modern Mix Van
What to expect: A fun mix of beauty, food, fashion and travel, Lifestyle Blogger Vanessa posts about all the best experiences in Vancouver - and there's lots of content with her cute dog Teddy out and about in the city.
Favourite local dog product: We love The Tuna Flakes from Granville Island Pet Treatery. They are light and thin flakes that you can sprinkle on top of pet food. We also love the double-sided pet bandanas with colourful prints from Canadian company Mimio & Co.
2. Le Marche St. George
What to expect: So much more than coffee. Described as "A general store, a café, and a home", this beautifully crafted, charming feed showcases just how unique this local gem is - and features lots of adorable pups who stop by!
3. Granola Girl
What to expect: A health-conscious feed with breakfast dates and lots of recipe inspo for using Granola Girl - vegan-friendly, gluten-free, nut-free, and made in Vancouver! Also, lots of appearances of Rocky (@rocky.pomchi), founder April May's beautiful pup.
4. The Vancouver Dog Photographer
What to expect: So many photos of cute Vancouver dogs taken by talented local photographer Geoff Lister. These doggos will brighten up your scrolling!
5. Better Bickies
What to expect: A super cute feed filled with adorable pics of local (and very happy) pups enjoying organic dog treats made by a family-run business in Squamish.
6. Miss Dapple Dog Co.
What to expect: Two very fashionable dogs! Inspired by owner Amina's dachshunds Mia and Patch, Miss Dapple Dog Co's Instagram is impossibly cute - and is filled with inspo if you like cute accessories for your pups.
What to expect: Lots of adorable dogs enjoying very cute doggy treats. Started by Vancouver couple Samuel and Mandy, and inspired by their pup Malti, Dogkie makes beautifully designed 100% homemade dog cookies. For a relatively new business, Dogkie already has lots of local fans that can be seen enjoying their picture perfect cookies.
8. The Mind Full Mommies
What to expect: A family-focused feed by Bre and Stina, two very talented teachers, entrepreneurs and moms. They share their wisdom and resources they've learnt from parenting and education. Instagram: @themindfullmommies
9. West Coast Jungle YVR
What to expect: Home decor goals and a very cute dog called Malcolm! West Coast Jungle is a boutique plant store in Vancouver and their feed is one of the most aesthetically pleasing we've found. Did we mention how cute Malcolm was?! Favourite Local Dog Product: Right now we are loving the dog cookies from Three Dog Bakery! Instagram: @wc.jungle
10. Flax Sleep
What to expect: So. Many. Dogs. This Vancouver-based company offering 100% French linen bedding and home goods online posts cosy photos of dogs tucked up in bed all the time, and it is sure to put a smile on your face while scrolling through Insta.
11. The Rooted Table
What to expect: Picture-perfect, mouthwatering recipes and meal prep by Vancouver Personal Chef Hilary Brent, CNP.
12. The Sweet Spot
What to expect: Vancouver dogs enjoying Dog Pawpsicles locally-made especially for them, served out of a trendy VW van - and yes, it's as cute as you are thinking! Instagram: @sweetspotvan