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Hands Free Pet Grooming kit
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What is a prototype?

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Design Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

The idea behind this invention first came to Hélène thanks to her cat Merlin. When she tried to cut his nails, give him medicine, brush his teeth, or just groom him, it was a no easy task.  So to remedy this, thanks to her past studies in industrial design, she designed Pethold. 

It is a product dedicated to the comfort of the pet and their owner with this hands-free grooming kit *. With Pethold, your pet is perfectly safe and  comfortable, held in a soft hammock made of fleece. Pethold's ease of use will caters to you, your family, veterinarians, grooming salons and other professionals.

We want to make this revolutionary product available to everyone in order to pass on the benefits to pet owners who face the same problems on a regular basis. In these crazy COVID times, a DO IT YOURSELF KIT is what pet enthusiasts owners need to do  themselves at home.

In order to put this product on the market in the next 6 months, we still have a few steps to go through in the prototype phase :

  • we need to test the legs with an anti-rust coating for bathing use.
  • we need a new prototype to see the feasibility of a locking mechanism.
  • we want to change the temporally 3D printed paws to a silicone material with a soft mold.

 We would need 1000 $ to achieves these changes.

 * phase 1 prototype ( curved hangers & previous hammock design)


 * phase 2 testing of hammock material and design with improved hangers

Furthermore, we are still in the midst to change the hammock's die-cutting design and try new fabrics. We also ordered 6 different color finishes for the structure to select the most marketable. Some of them were flawed, so we kept silver and gold for the moment and plan to order new colored prototypes. See below.

 * color plated prototypes

The Pethold can also be used daily as a side table for a computer or for a coffee table! Even to hold magazines! We want to develop accessories to go with the structure.

Examples : 

  • A clip on tray to offer a greater working surface. 
  • Wheels to help injured animals with low mobility.

 * Multifonctional aspects 

See for yourself, watch the teaser below of our latest testings. We are so close to our goal, help us bring Pethold to life!!

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 * For animals under 9 kilos (20 pounds) and less

Risks and challenges

This project has been in development for a few years, we already have several prototypes and we need 3 more to finalize the development.

We need your help financing the pre-production of our project.

1st step: We need at least 5000$ (including the 1000$ for the changes) to complete the development.

2nd step: 30 000$ for all the molds of the Pethold. (all prototypes were made by hand)

This is why we need your help!

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Long-lasting design

Between PVC and metal, we came to the conclusion that the aluminum fulfilled the stability requirements and the hammock made of stretchable fleece with holes to accommodate their paws.

Reusability and recyclability

All materials used are recyclable

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We have 3 manufacturers in 3 countries and Canada to ensure continuity of production and supply.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Make Your Pet Famous !

    With this contribution the photos of your animal will be published on our website PetHold.com and our social networks!

    Once your donation is made, send your photos of cats, dogs or rabbits to the following address: agileanimalinc@yahoo.com with their names.

    PS: 2 photos maximum of the same pet per person!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About US$ 16

    Get a Clipper!

    With this contribution you will receive a nail clipper to take care of your lovely pet.

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    The groomer's upgrade!

    Recommended for groomers who uses their existing grooming table. This pledge grants you a set of hangers and a single hammock, giving you an add-on tool to suspend your pets including ones with reduced mobility.

    Enthusiasts who don't have a pro setup should consider the full Pethold kit...

    But... if your budget doesn't allow it, it can sill be used with a single pole clothing rack over a table. Whatever you decide, avoid using it on your shower curtain pole! At such height, it would be too dangerous for you or your pet.

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    Pledge CA$ 149 or more About US$ 113

    The Amazing Pethold !

    Get the incredible Pethold kit at a special launch price! You will be the first to receive it and have it at home ! Save time and money!
    Full stand with the hammock and hangers ! Save $150 :)

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    Pledge CA$ 199 or more About US$ 150

    Pethold - Limited edition Goldorack!

    Like gold ? Be amongst the first to get your hands on the Pethold - Limited edition Goldorack!

    A limited edition of the Pethold with a gold color, to groom your pets with a chic touch ;)

    Save 120$ off regular price.

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    Pledge CA$ 279 or more About US$ 210

    2 Super PetHold Kit !

    Receive 2 Pethold kits!!! Do you have a friend with a pet? This will make a great gift. It's time to take advantage, you save $318 off regular price!

    You can also use it as a table to eat or to use your laptop in front of the TV! Hammock and hangers included.

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    Pledge CA$ 399 or more About US$ 301

    Maxi Super PetHold Kit !

    Become the proud owner of 3 Pethold kits for you and your family. Do you have a friend with a pet? This will make a great gift. It's time to take advantage, you save $498 off regular price!

    This would be an excellent tool at a veterinary or grooming center. Hammock and hangers included.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 377

    You are Generous !

    Make a donation and we will thank you on all our platforms!

    You can help us in our BETA phase by giving the amount you want by clicking on the first counterpart at the top entitled: VARIABLE CONTRIBUTION (ranging from $ 20 and more)!

    We will be eternally grateful to you and we will love you infinitely! You can click here to donate $500. Thank you!

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