We’re Using the Philadelphia Flag in Our Pride Design This Year. Here’s Why.

Community |  June 24, 2020

You might have noticed that we’ve incorporated the Philadelphia Pride flag colors into Mud Bay’s Pride design this year. The Philadelphia flag recognizes the voices and stories of People of Color in the LGBTIQA+ community, and the essential part intersectionality plays in Pride. You can see this new Mud Bay design reflected in our stores starting this week.

The Philadelphia flag was designed by the Tierney agency to recognize racial diversity in the Philadelphia LGBTQIA+ community in 2017. Since its unveiling, many cities, communities, and businesses, including Mud Bay, have decided to adopt it to emphasize the importance of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) voices within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Mud Bay has always participated in and helped organize different Pride events, and last year we really focused our efforts to support LGBTQIA+ organizations with donations and in-store support. COVID-19 changed what Mud Bay could do this year, but the pandemic has not changed our responsibility to look for more ways to lift up marginalized communities. Feedback from Black, Indigenous and People of Color in our communities, Muddies, customers and other stakeholders are helping us to become better allies, and we thank you for it. The Philadelphia flag is a reminder of the inclusivity work Mud Bay is committed to doing and the communities we are proud to support.

This year, many Pride celebrations have gone online, and at Mud Bay we are observing Pride from June 21-July 18. We invite you to celebrate Global Pride Day on Saturday, June 27th with us. We’ll be highlighting the many contributions from the LGBTQIA+ community for Muddies to read about internally, and we encourage customers to share their own virtual celebrations of our many communities.

You know it's officially Fall in the Pacific Northwest when you break out the raincoats! 🐾
#repost #fallishere #mudbaydogs

📷:@ms.lulu_to_the_rescue
I might be from Texas but I don’t mind the rain especially in my colorful poncho from Mud Bay.
Wildfire smoke can be harmful to your pets health and can irritate your pet's respiratory tract and eyes. Dogs and cats with heart or lung conditions and older pets are especially at risk from smoke and should be closely monitored during all periods of poor air quality. Stay safe! 

Here are some tips from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to help keep your pets safe.
https://ecs.page.link/TkqJJ
With all the wildfires happening in the PNW, and many families being forced to quickly evacuate, don't forget to include your pets in your family emergency plan!

• Food & Water for  7-10 Days
• Dishes
• Favorite Toy/Blanket
• Medication 
• Spare Collar & Leash 
• Stress/Anxiety Reducer
• First Aid Kit
• Carrier
• Information & Pet Documents 
• Poop Bags/Litter Box & Scoop

Your pets can also be affected by wildfire smoke. Smoke can irritate your pet’s eyes and respiratory tract. Animals with heart or lung disease and older pets are especially at risk from smoke and should be closely watched during all periods of poor air quality. 

Please stay safe.
Thank you for voting for the 2020 Volunteer Award of Excellence, we have our winners! 🤩
 
Drumroll please...
The winners are:
Ashley - Homeward Pet Adoption Center
Deirdre - Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League - WAMAL
Randy - Everett Animal Shelter
Rita - Oregon Dog Rescue
Roslyn - Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Tori - Street Dog Hero
 
Congratulations everyone! Each winner will receive $1000 and Mud Bay will also donate a $1000 to their animal welfare organization.
 
Please help us congratulate our winners in the comments! 🥳
Time to play! Happy Friyay! #friyay #happydog #fetch #mudbaydogs #repost

📷: @badm0rels

Pshh, he is a model darling 📸📸 lol #pose
@chuckitfetchgames @mudbay
Hear me roar! #fierce #mudbaycats #repost

📷: @teenydina
🎶"And IIIIIIIIIII-EEEE-IIIIIIIIIIIII will always looooovee youuuuuuuuuuuuuu" * 🎶 Now tell me, who did "I Will Always Love You" better?: Dolly or Whitney? 🤔🤔 (the answer is Dolly but also Whitney was amazing so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) 💃💃💃
This weekend is going to be a scorcher! Frozen yogurt and gelato for dogs is the perfect hot weather treat to keep your pup feeling cool. 

Thanks to our Muddy, Megan, for creating this awesome Yogurt Bar chalkboard! #chalkart #yogurtbar #frozenyogurt #gelato #summer #mudbaydogsandcats
Anyone else longing for the weekend? #readyfortheweekend #mudbaycats #repost #mudbay

📷: @siameselily
#siameselily #siamesecats #siamesecatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #catsoftheworld #prettygirl #photography #shotoniphone #cattree #cattoys #pictureperfect #portraitphotography #mudbaydogsandcats #petsofinstagram