Hi I am Harry, from New Zealand. And I’m the Founder of the "Thirsty Dog Bottle Company”.
I left school at 17 years of age, as I did not see university being a fit for me going forward. I had so many ideas that I wanted to pursue. Much to my surprise my parents supported my decision & they went along with me!
I had a passion in design and wanted to be an entrepreneur so I did a lot of online learning.
At the start I had so many ideas and dreams but they were too big and Mum and Dad said I was wanting "to boil the ocean" before I was ready. They kept telling me that I needed to find a problem and come up with a solution!!
So one hot Summers day I took our dog "Jock" for a ride to the beach in the car, he was panting and hot after his beach run and I realised he couldn't drink the sea water and I needed water for him!
I called into the local dairy and bought a bottle of water but had no effective way to give it to him as I didn't just carry a bowl around with me!! So there was my problem!
How did people quench their dogs when walking or taking them for long car rides?
I did months of research at the local pet stores and online and found there was pretty much nothing available that worked well.
What was being offered disappointed me by the poor design and limited functionality. So I set out to design a dog bottle that every caring dog owner would want to own.
After months of designing and manufacturing tests, my idea became "The Thirsty Dog Bottle”. I did all of my own designing, and there were many prototypes of the bottle until I was happy with the design and water flow mechanisms; making sure it didn't leak, using the right sort of durable, high quality BPA free plastics, designing a modern up-market look to the bottle & packaging so it would look professional and smart in-store for retailers.
I manage customer service myself from the start of the process to the finish which means when you get in touch with Thirsty Dog Bottle, you’re dealing directly with me.
I hope you love the "Thirsty Dog Bottle" as much as I do and join me with this journey.