Our family founded Project Pet to ensure the “One Health” approach to understanding the interconnection between people, animals, and the environment plays a larger role in changing outcomes for underserved communities. Our mission is to raise the standard of care for ourselves, our pets, and our environment by working with animals to have conversations that transcend socioeconomic boundaries and make changes for marginalized people.

The Story:

In 2009 the US federal government created a division of the CDC to recognize the interconnection between people, animals, and the environment. Commissioned as the government’s way to fight health issues at this intersection, the One Health initiative is more effective at combatting large-scale issues like infectious diseases than it is at addressing the human-animal bond and its impact on mental health and wellbeing in urban neighborhoods as it is also tasked.
The pet industry is not the cause of the racial and ethnic inequality in the United States but it does reflect the state of the situation, especially for ethnic Americans with low income. The benefits of pet ownership are well documented by major scientific health centers like the American Heart Association and the CDC yet animal families are least prevalent in underserved households where their presence is needed most.

If the CDC recognizes the importance of the human and animal bond and American science says there are an abundance of health benefits associated with being a pet parent then representation in the pet industry has a direct impact on quality of life in ethnic communities.

Community
Commitment

Project Pet is focused on raising awareness around the debilitating social justice environment affecting people from underserved communities and their pets. Mass incarceration and prison reform, drug addiction, and improved access to mental health and wellness services are all problems that disproportionately affecting pet families in poor neighborhoods. Our platform exists to champion the wellness link between a healthy social justice environment, healthy people, and healthy pets.

Community
Commitment

Project Pet is focused on raising awareness around the debilitating social justice environment affecting people from underserved communities and their pets. Mass incarceration and prison reform, drug addiction, and improved access to mental health and wellness services are all problems that disproportionately affect pet owners in poor neighborhoods. Our platform exists to champion the wellness link between a healthy social justice environment, healthy people, and healthy pets.

we care about pets and pet families together

Anti addiction

Prison reform

equal acess to mental
health and wellnes
services

Anti caging

Anti caging

natural product
natural processes

Humane and Ethical
Pet Parenting

Project Pet is a Black-owned, family-operated pet company based in Oakland, California. Our products help.

The science behind our nutrition

A CLOSER LOOK PROJECT PET – HEMP Zero Isolates: This means the hemp extract contains all compounds found naturally occuring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids, this is the gold standard.
Moisturizing: Hemp oil is a great skin moisturizer, it’s lightweight yet effective to outweigh the drying effects alcohol can have on your hands. Terpenes: Instead of THC or CBD, we focus on the benefits of a lesser known hemp compound called Terpenes.
They are the source of the fresh citrus scent and are known to be a mood boosting essential oil.
Sustainability: Hemp grows like weed. It grows fast, doesn’t require much water or pesticides, and has a wide range of industrial uses. you’re going to see more and more products replaced with hemp based ingredients as it becomes more mainstream.

Extraction Matters: We partner with a cutting-edge lab that specializes in supercritical CO2 extraction, this process uses sustainable carbon dioxide in a super critical state to remove more impurities and extract more hemp compounds than any other method available.

This yields an ultra-pure oil without residual chemicals or solvents while this extraction method is more expensive, it’s better for the environment, and better for people.

supercritical co2 extraction

Butane

Ethanol

Solvant

By using supercritical CO2, our kitchen has total control over the extraction procedure, and keep in mind CO2 can be recycled, making this method more environmentally friendly compared to others. Further, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled CO2 safe for industrial extractions. CO2 acts as a cleaning agent, so microbial bacteria, molds, and mildews are killed during the process.

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Project Pet “labels bite” and One Health Future Forward featuring – release a leash

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