Written By: Jennifer Monzón, Marketing & Social Media Volunteer
Montebello Pet Fair is an annual local event that is organized 100% by volunteers and is created for our pet friendly community. This is not possible without the support from the vendors and local small businesses that prepare months in advance to showcase their products and services to all pet families in Montebello, CA and nearby cities.
Now, I’m pretty sure you and almost everyone you know is looking towards shopping those tempting Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals but let me tell you about another holiday that falls in between those two: Small Business Saturday on November 30th. This day is meant to encourage consumers just like you to support and buy from small independent businesses, especially with the holiday season around the corner. A small business can be a new retailer online or offline, a local restaurant, a florist, an event planner, a local craft brewery, a bake shop, a beauty salon, a food truck and so many others fall under this category. So here is a list of a few of our most loyal and supportive small businesses that participate every year at Montebello Pet Fair without fail. We would love if you could support them by giving them a follow, a like and ultimately making a purchase – #ShopSmall. Majority of them started their small business out of passion for their pets, family and community with hopes to making it their full-time job.
Let’s support that drive and hard work, but most importantly let’s support each other.
Angel City Arts
They specialize in creating accessories, home decor, handbags and pet toys with a creepy twist. If you love horror movies, comic book heroes, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and all sorts of oddities they have something for you.
Jasmine Chacon is a full time student, part time custom bow maker. She loves everything about Disney, that’s why she creates all sorts of items to make your bow dreams come true. She accepts custom orders, so check her out and find the perfect gift for the disney lover in your life.
Mrs. Chatita Crochet
Rosa Espinosa at Mrs Chatita Crochet is a local knitter and crocheter. She makes handmade crochet sweaters, tops, beanies and dolls. She also sews dog and cat sweaters, dresses and memory bears. You can connect with her on Facebook.
My Hamachi Designs
My Hamachi Designs is a fashion brand created by Eunice Wang that uses unique Asian aesthetics and styles to create unique fashion for dogs and their owners. Fashion aside, the namesake of the brand, Hamachi, is also known as the “Harajuku Dog” and can be seen in various LA events sporting various cosplays attire. Connect with the brand on social media.
One 4 One Grooming & More
Kat Nolasco is not only a groomer but an animal advocate. Her mission is to deliver love and beauty to the animals of the city with both grooming and the community outreach through her non-profit , OneLove4Pawz which serves overcrowded pet communities and defends innocent animals from euthanasia. Located in Norwalk, CA book your appointment now to get your pooch groomed before the holidays.
Origami Owl – JPS Treasure Chest
Joanne Sampaga is an independent designer that sells customizable jewelry such as lockets, rings, bracelets, earings, necklaces and charms. Origami Owl’s mission is to be the Force for good; to love, inspire + motivate people of all ages to reach their dreams and empower them to make a difference in the lives of others.
Pet Care +
Colleen Jousma and Ignacio Ramirez provide services to pet owners which include dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi, dog waste removal, dog bite prevention and family education. They are insured and bonded as well as Pet CPR and First Aid certified. Your pet will be loved like he or she is a part of their family. Start booking their services if you live in Montebello, Alhambra, El Sereno, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, San Gabriel, and surrounding cities.
They are the ultimate online pet fashion boutique for all pet enthusiasts. You can get all sorts of cute and unique clothing and accessories for dogs and cats at affordable prices. They also believe in giving back by helping dogs and cats in our communities.
Pillows by Cat
Cat Austin sells handmade pillows, key chains, cross body bags, tote bags, custom sewing projects, cloth coasters, dog leashes, dog collar covers and more. Connect with Cat on social media to make a purchase.
This coming Small Business Saturday we encourage you to make a purchase from these brands and any of our other vendors that participated at this year’s pet fair.
We want to also thank our amazing volunteer photographers for capturing most of the photos used in this blog. They all have their own photography small business so make sure to check them out if you need to book a photography session for any upcoming corporate and city event, family portrait, headshots, wedding photos, maternity photos, newborn photos, pet photos and so much more. You won’t regret booking their services, they love working with people, their families and pets.
Josh Quintero from Four 13 Photography
Cristian Solis from Solstice Photoworks
Kimberly Sharp from OK Sharp Studios
Let’s support small businesses it’s the right thing to do!