One year in...
Well here we are, one year into BoxerTUFF Pet Products already!
What an amazing year!!! I never would have thought that we could come so far in our first year in business. We are growing very quickly and are gaining brand recognition at a very good pace. Our products are being recognized for their quality and health consciousness both locally and internationally and we couldn't be happier!
We have added numerous new products since our inception a year ago, and have tweaked our offerings as well. We have great new handmade organic cotton collars and leashes, all natural paw wax, natural insect and tick spray, as well as an expanded line of natural hemp rope dog toys available! We continue to research and develop new and exciting entries that we feel fit well with our goal of safe and natural pet products.
We constantly receive great feedback from our customers, saying that they are so happy that safe, natural toys are available for their dogs to play with. We LOVE getting pictures of happy dogs playing with our products. If you'd like to send your pictures to us to be posted on our website and social media, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to see them!
Over the past year, we have also been able to donate a good portion of our proceeds to a local, non-profit rescue shelter. We will continue to do this as we feel that everyone in this industry should try to do their part to help these amazing people who dedicate so much of their time and resources helping animals that really need it. We have heard so many wonderful stories from foster and adoptive parents who have given some of these dogs second (and third) chances at a loving, stable life. This is what puts everything into perspective for us and makes the long hours and hard work seem so little in comparison. We hope to be able to donate more each year, and as we continue to grow this will become a reality.
Our goal for 2017 will be to integrate more of our products into the retail marketplace. We have spent a great deal of time and money to get our products ready for retail sales, from acquiring UPC codes to retail packaging. Even though the process has been a little overwhelming at times, it is great to see it all finally coming together. We are also participating in much larger consumer shows this year, in addition to a ton of smaller regional shows. Be sure to check out our events page for updated show info.
Well, that's all for now. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everybody that has supported us over the past year, and we hope that you will continue to support us over the next years as we grow our little company, hopefully into a household name!
Take care and stay BoxerTUFF!