According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, pet owners spent an estimated $56 billion on their pets in 2013 which is up 10% from just two years ago. As this growth trend continues, more Makers are showing up on the scene with innovative product offerings for pets and pet owners who are looking for the same style and conveniences they look for in their own lives.
When these intrepid Makers, also put their values, such as Made in the USA, behind their products, an economic revolution is put in motion.
Check out these stories of Makers, using their vision to create innovative products and a better world along the way.
Inspired by his love of dogs and his urban surroundings, pop artist Dean Russo of Brooklyn, NY creates vibrant, colorful animal portraits. Using multiple mediums, Dean has an uncanny ability to look into the eyes of a cat or dog and capture their expressiveness on canvas. Learn more and buy Dean Russo here.