Licensing + Private Labels

October 7, 2016

What are we up to?! While KISS MY MUTT® products are still being sourced through our various distributors and being sold at select stores around the US and abroad (find us at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx!), we’ve also been focusing on licensing our trademark, KISS MY MUTT®, our patents, as well as continuing our private labels for our premier customers!
As always, please shoot us an email at hello@kissmymutt.com, we’d love to chat!

California —> Texas

February 15, 2016

KISS MY MUTT® is moving from our beloved town of Santa Barbara, CA to the live music capital of the world (and very dog friendly!), Austin, TX!

Family is so important to us here at KISS MY MUTT®, and founder and owner, Jennifer, and her husband, had the opportunity to relocate for her husband’s career. The catch?! We only had 3 weeks to pack up, find a new home, and move our home and the business (and of course our dogs!). If you’ve moved near or far, you know it is a process, especially when moving your family and your small business.

“KISS MY MUTT® is a huge passion of mine, it is my baby, but so is my family, and taking care of this big move has a been a challenge. While I’ve been moving and shaking over the last 6 years, I’ve decided to take a moment to find a new warehouse and office and structure this new move so we can be back in full force this spring, better than ever!”

We currently have our website closed until the end of March, 2016 for our website customers. While you can still view the website and products, and of course purchase at your local pet store, we need a new space to pack up those cute KISS MY MUTT® products for you and your pup!

We’re currently searching for a new warehouse and office here in Austin, TX. No changes for distributors and private label customers; shipments are going out as normal from our San Diego and overseas warehouses.

We can’t wait to share the new office, NEW PRODUCTS, and NEW and EXCITING updates to the business in the coming weeks with you.

Thanks to all of our customers for being so understanding and supportive during this time!

-Jennifer

Celebrating 6 Years!

September 2, 2015

KISS MY MUTT® celebrated our 6th birthday this summer…with 5 of those 6 years being open for business! As many of you can probably agree, you sometimes forget to stop and smell the flowers along the way.

Walking down memory lane with my sister, Kristen, (as many of our store buyers and colleagues know, my tradeshow partner and photographer) this week, I realize that we’ve accomplished a lot in very little time, yet there have been mistakes and failures along the way, and there is so much more to accomplish now and into the future. We’re constantly asked how we started this business and what our journey has looked like so far, so here is a quick recap of the last few years!


©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – Jennifer/KISS MY MUTT office

In year 1, I had a dream to start a product line, and so KISS MY MUTT® began as a small operation out of my garage. Through endless hours of research and development, the help and support of family and friends, I finally manufactured a few dozen dog beds. Now it was time to bring the product to market, which was a whole new beast in itself. Who was going to purchase KISS MY MUTT® products? Were people going to like our products and name? Along with the support of my family and friends, I took a leap of faith (with the knowledge I had acquired about the pet industry) put the KISS MY MUTT® name, website, catalog and product out into the market in year 2, and quickly added reversible bandanas, collars and leashes into the product line.

I literally drove up and down the California coast for a good 2 months, going from store to store, asking buyers to bring the product into their stores. I was so nervous, but had success, and buyers were kind and receptive to the product line. What a relief!

The next step was to head to my first trade show and see what a large audience thought of the product, and thanks to our buyers in the pet industry, they were receptive and brought the product into their stores.

We’ve since attended dozens of trade shows (both pet and gift) and added a number of products to our product line, including apparel for people, bracelets, harnesses, and of course adding new styles in collars and leashes are always a must.


©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – Jennifer/KISS MY MUTT office

©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – KISS MY MUTT office

We’re now in year 6 and are proud to say we have an office location (we’re no longer in our garage as of year 4 – whoop whoop!), we have two part time employees, and you can find KISS MY MUTT® products in 2000 independent stores across the United States, Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and South America! We have a number of International Distributors and have worked with Petco on quartly runs in a number of their 1300 locations across the United States. We also work with a number of other companies including PetSmart, Wag, PawPack (coming soon!), One Kings Lane, GILT, Rue La La, TJ Maxx (coming soon!), HomeGoods (coming soon!) and national catalogs for pet and home.


©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – Jennifer/KISS MY MUTT office

From that first store picking up our products, to our first trade show, to successes and triumphs, and yes many mistakes and failures along the way, it’s been a wild ride so far! There are so many things I could say I wish I did differently, but it’s been a learning process and I’m just as thankful for the mistakes as I am the successes. Thanks to all our wonderful customers, colleagues, friends and family for supporting KISS MY MUTT®… you all make this journey special and worthwhile!


©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – Jennifer/KISS MY MUTT warehouse

Where do we want to go from here? We have so much we would like to accomplish and perfect, and hope to continue to grow the product line for you all and your pups! We would like to spend more time with charities (our other passion) and educate the public on adopting pups from shelters across the country. So much to do, so little time!


©KISS MY MUTT Pet Products – Jennifer and pup Jax/KISS MY MUTT office

We can’t wait to see what the next 6 years have in store for us…stay tuned!

xoxo – Jennifer, owner and founder of KISS MY MUTT®

Customer Love!

July 16, 2015

We LOVE our customers! You guys make KISS MY MUTT® exactly what we want it to be; fun, social, and meaningful. From brainstorming for hours, even days or weeks, to manufacturing and waiting for months for product to come to market, it is so rewarding to finally see you and your beautiful dogs sporting KISS MY MUTT® products. You are what make this all so special for us! We can’t thank you enough for your support. Without you all, this dream would still just be a dream. Thanks for sharing your love for KISS MY MUTT®!

@louie_the_bully , @the_great_caspy

@ariatheaussiee , @scvitkovic1

@abbeybellacavalier , @yohane_1110

Customer love!

September 8, 2014

With our design smarts and canine adoration, our striking collars, leashes, harnesses, dog beds and accessories are perfect for showing off your furry friend and the love you have for him or her.

Check out some of our awesome customers loving their KISS MY MUTT® products! Thanks for sharing! Keep ‘em coming on Instagram; @kissmymutt #kissmymutt

© – @kim6bougies, © – @lazaropress

© – @mr_olliethefrenchie, © – @bonjourbrie

© – @quinnhotel, © – @nillabeanthedog

We need your vote!

September 1, 2014

Would you take a moment to vote for KISS MY MUTT® and help us win a small business grant by Chase Bank? It’s really quick! Just click on the link provided below, you will be directed to Facebook, and then click vote!

Our awesome name, passion for dogs, durable products, and great sales team are all ingredients to our secret sauce. With our design smarts and canine adoration, we are continuing to bring our customers what they need and love; drool worthy products for their dogs, and cool accessories for them!

We need your vote to help us win this small business grant!

VOTE HERE!

If you haven’t decided you’re ready to click VOTE just yet, learn more about our female owned company (two sisters of course!), here!

Kiss My Mutt® + Rue La La

August 22, 2014

KISS MY MUTT® is working with RueLaLa.com again! For just 48 hours, you can find Kiss My Mutt® products on Rue La La!

Rue La La is the destination for the most desired brands in the US! Each day, they curate Boutiques filled with the best of the best in women’s and men‘s fashion, home, travel, kids, and pets. We’re excited to be a part of this great site!

Kiss My Mutt® + One Kings Lane

August 14, 2014

KISS MY MUTT® is working with ONE KINGS LANE again! We love One Kings Lane and definitely do our own shopping on the site often! Who can turn down products with style + on sale?! Our products are featured as co-founder Susan Feldman’s favorite picks! You can check out our exclusive sale here!

Happy 2014!

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year from Kiss My Mutt!

Wishing you and yours (including your pups) lots of love, many dreams to fill, and moments to cherish in 2014!