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Pet Paddle

Inspired by our cat Doodle, we've created the world's first and only utensil specifically designed to remove wet pet food from a can.

Pet Paddle

Inspired by our cat Doodle, we've created the world's first and only utensil specifically designed to remove wet pet food from a can.

pledged of 26 000 $pledged of 26 000 $ goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 1 2017 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 1, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

- - -   No, it's not to paddle your pet! :)   - - -

Removing dog or cat food from a can is often a frustrating and inefficient process. Extracting the last bits of food stuck to the side can be really annoying! ​ Awakened by Doodle for a midnight feeding, I was frustrated trying to remove the food. There had to be a better way!

The inspirational Doodle
The inspirational Doodle

 

 

The Standard and Tall Pet Paddle comes in Ruby Red
The Standard and Tall Pet Paddle comes in Ruby Red
 
 
 
 
 
 

That morning I set out to design a better utensil.  The end result was the Pet Paddle. A tool uniquely designed to function within the confines of a can. 

Specifically, to scoop and scrape. 

The Pet Paddle comes in two designs

Standard

Friskies brand cat food for is in no way affiliated with the Pet Paddle.
Friskies brand cat food for is in no way affiliated with the Pet Paddle.
 

Tall

IAMS brand dog food is in no way affiliated with the Pet Paddle
IAMS brand dog food is in no way affiliated with the Pet Paddle

 

 The Tall is designed to reach deep into the taller cans.  The Tall will work on both style cans but the Standard saves drawer space and works more efficiently on shorter cans.

Integrated into the design of the Pet Paddle is a feature that allows you to easily pop the top of the can.

Even popping the top of the can can be frustrating.  The Pet Paddle solves this problem with a nifty little feature on the end of the handle.

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The Pet Paddle will be manufactured from a super durable plastic that is dishwasher safe.  And will be BPA-free!

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Possible color options by unlocking stretch goals.

Kickstarter Green
Kickstarter Green

 

Fathom Blue
Fathom Blue

 

Catmint Purple
Catmint Purple

 

Platinum Gray
Platinum Gray

Stretching even further may allow dual Pet Paddle color combinations...

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The Pet Paddle will proudly be manufactured in the USA. While manufacturing the Pet Paddle overseas would be cheaper, I feel it's important that it be made in the USA.

 

   Prototypes? 

   Did someone mention prototypes?

We've done extensive testing with the Pet Paddle and it's gone through many redesigns.  We feel we've arrived at the most efficient pet food spoon ever created!

CNC working hard to create a Pet Paddle prototype
CNC working hard to create a Pet Paddle prototype

 

Doodle has been providing quality control every step of the way
Doodle has been providing quality control every step of the way

 A realistic goal is to have the Pet Paddles in your hands by Christmas.  

A perfect stocking stuffer!

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Pet Paddle was designed for wet pet food cans but also works for scraping the sides of other containers.  

* Peanut butter jar

* Tuna cans

*Spaghetti sauce jar

*Applesauce jar

The Pet Paddle is perfect for scraping the walls of any type of cylindrical  container!

Our Pet Paddle Team

Brittney, Greg and Quinn
Brittney, Greg and Quinn

 Other team members are jealous of the attention Doodle is getting. "It works for dog food too!" Zoe and Einstein.

 

 Thank you for your support!

 

                    

 

Risks and challenges

I've been in the prototyping industry over 20 years and have run two small but successful Kickstarters in the past. I feel I have the experience, skill set, and industry contacts to get the Pet Paddle into your hands in a timely manner.

I have tooling and production set up respected manufacturer, Innovate International. All that remains to bring the Pet Paddle to life is Kickstarter funds.

Hiccups may occur in the timeline. But with the relative simplicity of the Pet Paddle and its manufacturability I feel I should be able to overcome any obstacle that should arise in the process.

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