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Bully Buddy safely secures bully stick treats to help prevent dogs of all sizes from choking on that last little bit.
The world's first bully stick safety device for dogs of all kinds and sizes! Helps prevent choking on the last little bit. Click the button below to order your Bully Buddy on our pre-order site today.
The world's first bully stick safety device for dogs of all kinds and sizes! Helps prevent choking on the last little bit. Click the button below to order your Bully Buddy on our pre-order site today.
1,051 backers pledged $51,920 to help bring this project to life.

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Bully Buddy: A safer way to enjoy bully sticks.

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No bones about it - dogs love to chew! Whether you want your dog to stay busy, release some energy, or just enjoy a healthy treat, bully sticks are a popular chew treat for dogs of all sizes and breeds. The Bully Buddy is a durable, easy-to-use, veterinarian-vetted, and dog-approved device that tightly secures bully sticks, preventing dogs from choking on the tail-end of the treat.

@gusgusinthecity enjoys only the best bully sticks
@gusgusinthecity enjoys only the best bully sticks

We designed the Bully Buddy to help keep dogs safe while they enjoy their favorite treat. The Bully Buddy 1 is designed for smaller dogs (10-25 lbs) and the Bully Buddy 2 is for bigger dogs (up to 70 lbs) and more aggressive chewers. Rest assured, we've thoroughly tested the Bully Buddy to ensure its design, durability and performance live up to tough standards.

Dogs and dog owners love bully sticks because they are easy-to-digest, natural, healthy, stimulating and delicious. But as dogs chew the stick down, their risk of choking on the last little bit increases. If that little nub gets swallowed whole, your dog could choke or develop an intestinal blockage - both of which are serious medical emergencies. In fact, veterinarians everywhere can attest that bully sticks do pose health risks.

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When using the Bully Buddy, it is important to have bully sticks that are sized to be as secure in the clamp as possible. Since bully sticks come in all shapes, sizes and prices, Bow Wow Labs will be offering our own bully sticks that are hand-selected to be the perfect size for the Bully Buddy.

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Matching your dog's weight, size and chewing pressure to the right sized Bully Buddy is also important for optimal safety. Our first Bully Buddy, BB1, is designed for dogs 10-25 pounds. The Bully Buddy 2 (BB2), ready to ship at the same time as the BB1, is designed for dogs 25-70 pounds. Keep in mind that a smaller dog that is an aggressive chewer, may be better suited to the BB2. Check out our dog sizing chart below:

Because bully sticks do present a choking hazard, we recommend dog owners monitor their dog's use of the Bully Buddy. When your dog reaches the last inch or so of the bully stick, remove the end piece and dispose of it properly.

For the safety of your dog, it is important to ensure bully sticks fit in the Bully Buddy properly. A bully stick that is too thick will not fit and one that is too small can slip out. In the future, Bow Wow Labs will be offering hand-selected bully sticks that guarantee a tight fit for maximum safety.

By donating to our Kickstarter campaign, not only are you helping fund our first production run of Bully Buddies, your donation will also help us on our way to achieving our ongoing mission: To develop more innovative products to keep dogs safe, happy and healthy.

Finn and Scott say, "Thank-You for Your Support."

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Risks and challenges

Our initial challenge was to achieve the unique combination of durability and safety that this type of product demands. How do you make a safe device that can withstand potentially destructive chewing? Our initial design (while great on paper) didn’t stand up to our “customer’s” durability requirements – in other words, dogs chewed and damaged the arms of the clamp!

To solve this, our design team went through several iterations on the Bully Buddy. We now use a thick, durable outer plastic ring that when tightened, provides protection to the arms and a more secure hold on the bully stick.

The second challenge was to accommodate for dog strength/size and chewing habits. While the Bully Buddy 1 (shown in our video) is suitable for dogs up to 25 pounds, we realized through testing that we also needed a “super” model. As part of this campaign, we are also offering Bully Buddy 2 for larger dogs (up to 70 pounds) and/or for medium-size dogs that are aggressive chewers.

We will continue to improve our product designs to keep dogs safer and dog ownership more enjoyable. With our dedicated team in place, we have no doubt we will be able to handle any unforeseen challenges and should unforeseen issues or delays arise, we will keep you, our awesome backers, informed. You can also reach out to us anytime. We are committed to producing the best, safest products available!

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    Finn Thanks You!

    Receive a digital thank you postcard from Finn! We’ll include your name on our Bow Wow Labs supporter’s list on our website. Your contribution will help keep dogs safe when they enjoy their favorite chew treat. Bully sticks, of course!

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    Now We’re Barking!

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE, SAVE 35%

    Get your own Bully Buddy and one (1) of our hand-picked and hand-sized all-natural bully sticks for the perfect Bully Buddy fit to maximize enjoyment and safety. You’ll also get a handy Bow Wow Labs bag to hold your Bully Buddy when it’s not in use. (And yes, you’ll still get a digital postcard from Finn!)

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    INCLUDES:
    • 1 Bully Buddy
    • 1 Bully Stick
    • 1 Bow Wow Labs Treat Bag

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    Your Dog Will Love You!

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE, SAVE 35%

    Get your own Bully Buddy and five (5) of our hand-picked and hand-sized all-natural bully sticks for the perfect Bully Buddy fit to maximize enjoyment and safety. You’ll keep your bully sticks fresh because we’ll include our official Bow Wow Labs plastic sealable jar along with the handy Bow Wow Labs bag to hold your Bully Buddy when it’s not in use.

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    INCLUDES:
    • 1 Bully Buddy
    • 5 Bully Sticks
    • 1 Bow Wow Labs Treat Bag
    • 1 Sealable Stay-Fresh Bully Stick Jar

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    One for you and one for a furry friend!

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    Get your own Bully Buddy and one for a friend, plus ten (10) of our hand-picked and hand-sized all-natural bully sticks for the perfect Bully Buddy fit to maximize enjoyment and safety. You’ll keep bully sticks fresh because we’ll include our official Bow Wow Labs plastic sealable storage jar. And each Bully Buddy comes with its own bag!

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    INCLUDES:
    • 2 Bully Buddies
    • 10 Bully Sticks
    • 1 Bow Wow Labs Treat Bag
    • 1 Sealable Stay-Fresh Bully Stick Jar

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    Join Our Pledge Wall!

    Everything in the $75 pledge, PLUS send us a picture of your dog, and we'll give you a special “bark out” on our website pledge wall. AND send us a picture of your dog using the Bully Buddy, and we will post it to our social media accounts with a special thank you from Finn!

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    • Everything in $75 pledge reward
    • Your dog's name on our website pledge wall
    • Your dog's picture posted on BWL social media channels

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    Make Your Dog a Sensation!

    Everything in the $100 pledge PLUS a 30-minute “How to Make Your Dog a Social Media Sensation” webinar with our very own social media guru. Seriously, there are dogs out there with huge followings. Your dog could be one of them!

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    • 30-minute "Make Your Dog a Social Media Star" webinar

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    Small Shelter Package

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    Do the dogs at your favorite local shelter deserve to enjoy bully sticks safely? We say YES! We will send you five (5) Bully Buddies plus 50 of our hand-picked, hand-sized all-natural bully sticks that fit tight for maximum enjoyment and safety. Take them down to the shelter to make some special pups very happy!

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    INCLUDES:
    • 5 Bully Buddies
    • 50 Bully Sticks
    • 5 Bow Wow Labs Treat Bags
    • 5 Sealable Stay-Fresh Bully Stick Jars

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    Large Shelter Package

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE, SAVE 45%

    Do the dogs at your favorite local shelter deserve to enjoy bully sticks safely? We say YES! We will send you 10 Bully Buddies plus 100 of our hand-picked, hand-sized all-natural bully sticks that fit tight for maximum enjoyment and safety. Take them down to the shelter to make some special pups very happy!

    Shipping to be charged post campaign.

    INCLUDES:
    • 10 Bully Buddies
    • 100 Bully Sticks
    • 10 Bow Wow Labs Treat Bags
    • 10 Sealable Stay-Fresh Bully Stick Jars

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    Name the Bully Buddy!

    That’s right, two backers will have the naming rights to either the Bully Buddy 1 or the next generation Bully Buddy 2, designed for larger dogs and aggressive chewers. Yes, back us with this super generous pledge and we will name one of our products after your dog and feature them on our website. PLUS you’ll get the $500 pledge award to share with your local shelter or 10 of your favorite furry friends!

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