ShaggySwag: the startup that wants to fill every dogs’ toy bin
It is hard to compete with the warm and fuzzy feeling of finding the perfect new toy for your dog, and watching him lovingly carry it with him from room to room, until it is eventually eviscerated.
Our dogs are increasingly members of the family, and a busy life shouldn’t limit pet owners’ ability to give their furry best friends the best shwag out there. The US pet industry is expected to reach $96 billion in sales by 2020, because many of the new pet products out there are just too much fun to resist.
Which is why the Brooklyn- based startup ShaggySwag decided to launch their monthly doggie subscription boxes for your dog. Each month, the company puts together the perfect box for your dog (subscribers choose between 4 dog sizes) so that nutritious treats, safe and quality toys, stylish duds and fashion accessories, and other exclusive surprises are delivered right to your doorstep.
“Today’s dog owners are infinitely dedicated to their dogs – they’re also socially conscious and super busy,” said Matt Powers, Co-founder of ShaggySwag. “They want the coolest products that are modern and fresh, well designed and tailored, organic and eco-friendly. But they don’t have time to be going to the store each week to get them.”
ShaggySwag has implemented their service with an attention to the important details. Simple ingredients for their natural treats, chic custom-made toys, and essentials like eco-friendly poop bags and hypoallergenic paw wipes, and the shipping is free.
“We’re seeing a new age of dog companionship and we know firsthand how emotional this market is – and the pet industry has for a long time needed to catch up and recognize this new level of connection. Our dogs are family. But that doesn’t mean we need the boring dog baby toys laying around a city apartment. Give us something safe and stylish, modern and new, and give it to us for a great price” says Chris Riley, Co-founder of ShaggySwag.
-This article was first seen on Giga Startups.