It's official, Dope Dog has gone international!
We are super excited to announce our very first international retail partner, Smoochy Petz. This Canadian shop carries a fantastic selection of chic and unique products for pets and pet lovers. They work with vendors and artisans from all over the globe for a great mix of items, many of which are handmade - not stuff you will find just anywhere!
Learn more about our favorite Canadian pet store in our interview with their founder, Debbie.
What makes the pets/customers in your city unique?
Toronto is a very dog friendly city, you’ll always see dogs walking and riding the subway everywhere with their humans. We have many great off-leash parks and recreation areas. People here definitely treat their pets as family. =)
What products/trends have your customers been really into lately?
Handmade sweaters, warm chic coats and certainly CBD.
Do you have any pets / special company mascots?
We actually have 3 company mascots- Annie & Chase (dogs) and a cat, Happy. Annie is a 15 year old brown shihpoo, (and she uses CBD’s for her arthritis). Chase is an 11 year old terrier/poodle mix, and Happy is a 19 year old black & white tuxedo cat.
What inspired you get into the pet business?
One simple answer- our love of animals. It’s our calling, not just a business and we wanted to do something where we can give back. We donate a percentage of sales to various animal rescues
What's the one piece of advice you would give a fellow business owner?
Follow your dream, don’t give up and always be flexible to turn on a dime.