Voice Your [Dog’s] Style With #PrideBites
My husband and I are like most 20-somethings and enjoy the activities that other 20-somethings enjoy. For example, Friday nights are for going out with friends to the best bar or club and dancing the night away.
*snort* Yeah, I definitely couldn’t say that with a straight face.
Friday nights are for wine and one of our favorite TV shows, Shark Tank. I would be lying if I said we had never canceled or turned down plans because we were too excited for the latest episode of Shark Tank. #noshame
At the beginning of this month, we were more excited than usual to tune into Shark Tank because one of our favorite companies would be making an appearance. That company was… PrideBites™!
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PrideBites began with a toy made of proprietary foam that went on to become Pet Business Magazine’s Pet Toy of the Year in 2012. The toys are awesome – they squeak, float, and can withstand 55 pounds of pull pressure. They’re even machine washable! (If you have a dog who loves to take all her toys outside *ahem, Mauja…*, you know just how important this is!)
Eventually, PrideBites expanded to include personalized dog toys, beds, blankets, collars, leashes, placemats, coats, toy boxes, and more!
I. Love. Personalized. Products.
When I say personalized, I mean super personalized. Not only can you pick the colors/patterns of the product, but you can have your dog’s name and face added.
Yes, I said face.
When personalizing your product, you have the option of adding your dog’s picture. Simply upload photos of your dog and PrideBites will include a hand-drawn image on the product. Look at how cute Atka is on his custom frisbee!
PrideBites on ABC’s Shark Tank
On Friday, April 8th, Nick, Mauja, Atka, and myself settled in to watch PrideBites on Shark Tank. That night, the Sharks included Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful), Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec. Nick and I bantered back and forth about who PrideBites would nail a deal with.
If you don’t want me to spoil it before you watch the episode (which you can do here), skip to the next section 🙂
PrideBites was able to score two, yes TWO, Sharks, which is huge! Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec offered $200,000 in exchange for 20% equity in the company, and the deal was accepted!
I did a little happy dance, Mauja and Atka barked, and we all cheered for PrideBites. I can’t wait to see how PrideBites grows with the help of two Sharks over the next few years.
PrideBites Custom Frisbee
The customized frisbee is our first experience with a personalized pet product from PrideBites. Since I already knew we loved the toys (the pups got to try the penguin toy a few years ago), I was really interested to see how the customization process went. I worried it would be a time-consuming task with a less than satisfying result.
I was so wrong.
I simply had to upload three pictures to the site. Us crazy dog lovers know that the hardest thing about having to upload three pictures is actually narrowing it down to three pictures out of the thousands we have on our phones 😉 I picked three of my favorites, added Atka’s name, and submitted the information.
Definitely one of the easiest personalization processes I’ve gone through! I’ve really been wanting to get Mauja and Atka placemats and after such a great experience, I’m definitely going to be ordering them soon. They have been added to my “to purchase for the pups” list 😉
Here’s What You Should Do Now
- Watch PrideBites on Shark Tank on ABC
- Visit PrideBites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
- Check out all the awesome, personalizable products from PrideBites (Did I mention that all It’s Dog or Nothing newsletter subscribers receive an exclusive discount code? Sign up here!)
- Make your dog’s day by gifting him with a PrideBites toy or other personalized product!
Which PrideBites product would you like for your dog?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pride Bites. The opinions and text are all mine.