How Did We Get Where We Are?
(a.k.a. - The true story of two best friends whose dogs had bad breath.)
In the summer of 1999 my best friend from high school and I boarded an airplane
to Las Vegas. As we sat back and enjoyed ourselves, we began brainstorming about
one of life’s great mysteries dog breath. (You see, we both had dogs with
the same problem imagine that!) The conversation then turned to our job
dissatisfaction and the fact that we weren’t getting any younger. (We were 30.)
By the time the plane landed, we had a product idea, we were ready to quit our
jobs and go into business with each other. Unlike most people that do a lot of
dreaming and never follow through with their plans, we were quite serious. We both
have type A+ personalities and families that usually put up with our seemingly
When we returned home, we hired a chemist and worked for five months on a breath
mint formula that dogs would eat. Then we took the financial plunge against
everyone’s best judgment. Not long after our product launched, we were copied by
another large company. Undeterred, we felt flattered and went on to design even
Like most small businesses, we toiled in our garages the first few years and then
bought our own warehouse. We know what it means to work hard in a business that we
feel passionate about.
In 2005, we expanded the business once again. We opened our first upscale pet
boutique in Denver featuring our products. In addition, we also brought in lots of
wonderful foods, treats, toys, etc. from companies that we’ve gotten to know through
the years. A little over a year later, we were named “Denver’s Best Pet Boutique”
by the editors of Denver’s 5280 Magazine. What an accomplishment!
We sincerely appreciate your support and wish you and your pet(s) health and happiness!