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KevinBy Kevin
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KevinBy Kevin
First created
$1,156
pledged of $70,000pledged of $70,000 goal
68
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 30 2017 3:58 PM UTC +00:00

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About

IG: mybuddyscoop

It's no secret, we looove our dogs!  Feeding them a balanced and healthy diet is a great way of showing it too!!

A dog that is consistently at their ideal weight will not only ward off disease but will absolutely flourish throughout their happy lifetime! But currently, there's no easy way to consistently give the proper amount of food. Buying different brands of food means reading labels and adjusting to how much you feed, each bag, and cutting back is a guessing game. Even when we've figured it all out, there's no guarantee that our family members or dog sitter is doing the same. 

The Association for Pet Obesity & Prevention states, "...54% of Dogs in the United States are Overweight or Obese"

Over/Under feeding daily is hazardous to their health
Over/Under feeding daily is hazardous to their health

This is why I invented the Buddy Scoop - The World's First Smart Dog Food Scoop!!! The scoop is resizable by weight, so when you're maintaining your dog's weight at 25lbs, you set it to 25lbs. and the Buddy Scoop knows that's 1-3/4 cups of food based on average dog food.  You can also feed based on the calories in the dog food you buy.  Just set it to the calories on your dog's food bag(i.e. 400kcal) then adjust to the weight your dog should be. Simple as 1,2...(no need for 3)!

Buddy Scoop - World's First Smart Dog Food Scoop
Buddy Scoop - World's First Smart Dog Food Scoop

 

The Buddy Scoop is designed to help you feed your dog accurately and conveniently, regardless who does the feeding. It does not require fundamental knowledge or experience in food nutrition; even the elderly or young can easily use it!

 

Squeeze both sides to adjust back or forth
Squeeze both sides to adjust back or forth

Finally no need to look for measurements within a dog food scoop or on a measuring cup!  The Buddy Scoop has easy to read references right on the handle:

CUPS (right side)
CUPS (right side)

 

GRAMS (left side)
GRAMS (left side)

 

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Buddy Scoop Benefits:

  • Eliminates the habit of over-feeding.
  • Eliminates the habit of under-feeding.
  • Conveniently Scoop and Go!
  • Allows you to feed your dog by their specific weight...and keep it there!
  • Easily track and scale back when needed.
  • Peace of mind knowing everyone is feeding consistently.
  • It saves money by drastically reducing overfeeding.
  • It puts you in control of your dog's weight and future.

The Buddy Scoop effortlessly keeps your dog at their Ideal Weight consistently.

Ideal Weight
Ideal Weight

Additional Benefits of Supporting this Initiative:

The greatest cost to any dog shelter is - Food. Each dog's kennel has their information and weight front and center. By dispensing food specific to their weight, this will prevent overfeeding them and will help save a minimum of 10% on overall cost. As this product develops, shelters will be given Buddy Scoops as necessary - for Free. Please help this initiative by getting one for yourself, someone else, or even your local shelter.

Local Dog Shelter
Local Dog Shelter

Common sizes: Petite - Small - Medium  

Please see FAQ's for Large Breed Method.

Sizes
Sizes

Blue, Green, Bone, & Tan are Available Immediately. 

Colors
Colors

 What is the money being used for? The money is being used to complete the task below and fulfill your order.

  • Mold Deliverable - this is the standard industrial material used to create the physical product.
  • Fulfillment of orders - this adequately satisfies the minimum order needed for a full production run.
  • Outsourcing - this adequately fulfills the need for any additional cost(i.e. laser engraving, T-shirts, etc.).

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KICKSTARTER REWARDS:

BUDDY SCOOP w/BUDDY BAG CLIP

Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip
Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip

2018 BUDDY CALENDAR (FURRY FRIENDS)

2018 Buddy Calendar (Furry Friends)
2018 Buddy Calendar (Furry Friends)

 

BUDDY SHIRT (LOVE YOUR BUDDY)

Buddy Shirt
Buddy Shirt

 5.3 oz., 100% cotton (preshrunk jersey knit) 

Double-needle stitched hemmed sleeves and bottom 

Seamless ribbed collar for finished look 

Comfortable loose fit Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

BUDDY SCOOP JOURNEY (Full Behind the Scenes DVD)

Buddy Scoop Journey (DVD)
Buddy Scoop Journey (DVD)

GIFT GIVING BUDDY SCOOP (NAME CUSTOM ENGRAVED)

Buddy Scoop (Name Custom Engraved)
Buddy Scoop (Name Custom Engraved)

 

Delivery Timeline:

Timeline
Timeline

 

            Don't Have a Dog? Here's Another Way You Can Help!

There are 200 Million dog owners world-wide! So you likely know a few (friends, family, co-workers, associates, etc).  Most if not all dog owners are frustrated with not having a simple way of feeding and maintaining their dog's weight. 

 Tipping someone off about the Buddy Scoop is a great way of showing you care, and will be the most remembered and best gift you can ever give them and their dog!  Please "share" at the top of this screen under Back This Project. Thanks!!!

 

Risks and challenges

Many of the risks and challenges associated with product design and delivery are due to delayed communication and/or miscommunication and is usually attributed to different time zones.

Having been a purchasing manager working with multiple vendors both domestically and overseas, I'm fully aware of this and many other potential complications. That risk has been completely eliminated by making it here in the USA with an established 60+ year running manufacturer with an open door policy to just drop-in
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It does cost more but the assurance of reliable and quick delivery of your product is priceless. Every step of the delivery process has been carefully mapped out but in the event of any issues unaccounted for we'll be better able to get it resolved within a day's time frame so as not to impact the delivery timeline.

As you can imagine shipment is completed on a first-come-first-served basis so place your order quickly! Orders placed under "Gift Giving" are GUARANTEED to be delivered within December, but these orders are limited.

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    Thanks Buddy!

    Thank You video for our Buddies with regular eMailed updates.

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    2018 BUDDY CALENDAR (FURRY FRIENDS)

    Thank You video for our Buddies with regular eMailed updates and the 2018 Buddy Calendar.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD ($45 VALUE) 69%OFF

    Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip & 2018 Buddy Calendar.

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    MY BUDDY 1st SHIP ($45 VALUE) 47% OFF

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    BEST FRIEND ($90 VALUE) 49% OFF

    Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip & 2018 Buddy Calendar x2 ($23 each)

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    GOOD NEIGHBOR ($135 VALUE) 60% OFF

    Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip & 2018 Buddy Calendar x3 ($18 each)

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    GIFT GIVING SPECIAL

    Buddy Scoop w/DOG's NAME ENGRAVED w/Buddy Bag Clip and 2018 Buddy Calendar and a Buddy Shirt. (GUARANTEED DELIVERY - December 2017)

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    FAMILY & FRIENDS ($200 VALUE) 70% OFF!!!

    Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip & 2018 Buddy Calendar x4 and your dog fully featured on our "Happy Tails" website section coming soon. ($15 each)

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    MY BUDDY SPECIAL

    Buddy Scoop w/Buddy Bag Clip & 2018 Buddy Calendar and one(1) Buddy Shirt along with one(1) exclusive DVD video of the ENTIRE
    "Buddy Scoop Journey" -

    KICKSTARTER: Full behind the scenes making of the entire video and campaign.

    SHARKTANK: Full behind the scenes auditioning twice and waiting for the next round!!!

    HOW I DID IT: Recording my experience from day 1 when it was just an idea all the way to
    and beyond the Kickstarter product launch. (Inventing, Designing, Marketing, Patenting, and getting Social)

    INVENTIONS: I detail and give away 11 of my VERY BEST inventive ideas that I've never shared and will never have time to work on.

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    GIFT GIVING GANG SPECIAL

    Buddy Scoop w/DOG's NAME ENGRAVED w/Buddy Bag Clip and 2018 Buddy Calendar and a Buddy Shirt x2 ($49 each) (GUARANTEED DELIVERY - December 2017)

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    Once in a Life Time Special

    Special Edition Buddy Scoop Design w/DOG's NAME ENGRAVED, Buddy Bag Clip and 2018 Buddy Calendar and Buddy Shirt x20 along with dinner in NY Metro with the Founder/Inventor and a puppy resort spa day along w/professional photos throughout the day. Your name permanently displayed on our website as a "mega-contributor" to this great cause!

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Funding period

- (60 days)