You’re trying to cut your carbon footprint—why not do the same for your four-legged furry best buddy? Bridgehampton’s Dog & Co. not only sells locally made dog treats, but their own line of cuddly canine coats and sweaters, too.
“We love working with local producers! As a small business and independently curated shop, there’s nothing we love more than supporting and showcasing local vendors,” says owner Mindy Montney. “Not only does this bring a unique curation to our stores, it really helps develop a sense of place that you’ll only find at our shop.”
Currently, she’s carrying treats from Westhampton’s Pawcasso, Amagansett’s South Fork Pet Company, and Montney’s own Dog & Co. line, along with her store’s haute-pupture puppy duds.
“Since we launched as an online shop in 2014, we’ve always produced our own line of Dog & Co. products, along with the multi-brand assortment that we offer in our shops. For our own label, keeping the designs focused on the intersection of fashion and function is key, and manufacturing them with responsible production partners is essential,” she says. “My current favorite are our new cable knit sweaters, made of American cotton, and machine-knit just for us in Brooklyn. It took us forever to get the pattern right—but now we’ve nailed it and the new season’s colors (Radiant Orchid and French Blue) couldn’t be more beautiful.”
Montney originally launched her shop online, and it did so well that she opened a brick-and-mortar in Manhattan in 2016. When the Covid 19 pandemic hit, she saw her store shuttered in 2020, and was scrambling to figure out where she could re-open once again, when she stumbled upon the Bridgehampton space just across from Starbucks. “It was just a case of right time, right place, and though we were in the heat of the pandemic, it just felt like the right move,” she says.
A new Manhattan outpost opened recently, and now Montney toggles between the two. And when she’s not dreaming up great new dog treats or accoutrements, she’s out walking her own bestest buddy. Her favorite spots? “Ocean Road Beach in Bridgehampton happens to be right down the street from our shop. It’s not only convenient, but our most favorite beach on the East End. A beautiful wide beach, plenty of pups and friendly neighbors—it’s the best!” she says. “Living in Sag Harbor, my dog Cheeky thinks that Windmill Beach is her private playground, and strolling down Main Street with her never gets old. And then there’s also Walking Dunes in Amagansett…I could go on and on!”
Visit her and Cheeky at at 2491 Main Street, Bridgehampton, Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..