About Furry Fashionista Pet Boutique
Hey, this is Trish. Here’s my story of how I got started in this whole world of boutique pet products.
How I Got Started
I have one of the two cutest Chihuahuas that’s ever lived. His name is Mylo (short for my-love). I take him everywhere. He’s as close to me as any person… maybe even closer.
I’ve always loved to spoil Mylo. When he was a pup I’d buy him anything I thought he’d love. I’m so crazy I’d shop for him at Toys R Us. It got a little out of control.
Mylo has always LOVED collars, so whenever I saw a really cute collar I’d buy it. The amazing thing was, when I gave him a collar that caught his eye, he’d show it! He’d jump up and down and wag his tail like the happiest little guy on earth. If I gave him a collar that was kinda plain or drab, he’d ignore it completely.
This was hilarious—and adorable—to watch. It started to be a running joke with my friends.
I think I went to every pet store and boutique in the Western United States trying to find collars Mylo would fall in love with. One thing was obvious: The more bling a collar had, the more he liked it.
It was hard to find collars that really made Mylo dance, so I started making them for him. I was a bit over-the-top. I packed the Rhinestones on so tightly the collars shimmered like a jewelry shop.
Soon my friends and family started wanting my collars for their dogs too. Pet stores in the area started asking for them, and somehow some of my collars made their way to Hollywood. Pretty soon I was getting requests from some of Hollywood’s most fashionable actors and musicians to make collars for their dogs too.
This was all so much fun, but I started getting too busy. I had to quit my day job so I could day dream and design the world’s most fashion-forward collars full time.
My company has grown, and since then we’ve designed many fancy new pet products with the best materials from all over the world. But the first thing we do with every new design is give it the Mylo test. If Mylo doesn’t jump up and down and wag his tail like crazy, we go back to the drawing board.