This project's funding goal was not reached on July 20, 2014.
About this project
After years of testing and multiple prototypes we are bringing you the best Pet Pita yet. The Pet Pita offers a cheap and safe way to preform do-it-yourself medications. The Pet Pita is a safe and inexpensive way to immobilize your cat or dog, making it possible to medicate, treat, and handle your pet at home or on the go! The uses are endless, with everything from carrying pets through airports to administering flea, tick, and heart worm medication. All without clawing, pawing, or biting!
We believe in America, that being said, The Pet Pita is handmade in New York. We are AMERICAN MADE!
HOW IT CAME TO BE:
A while back there was a cat named Rudy, and every thursday he needed to be administered flea medicine. Long story short, he didn't enjoy the process much. He would claw and bite the boy Bryce and the experience wasn't too pretty. Then one day Bryce found some fleece and cut out the original Pet Pita (his mom soon sewed a proper prototype). He was then using the Pet Pita to introduce Rudy to young children, give medications, and groom him from head to tail.
A few years later, Bryce overheard a friend complaining about grooming her dog, and how it was an uncomfortable experience for both her and her pup. The Pet Pita went on loan for a day, and it was found to be a little too narrow. A day later a new design was formatted to be wider and allow for dogs as well as cats. This design became The Pet Pita!
The Pet Pita then was tried on many different pets, and the question became what fabric to use? The pet's answered with canvas and fleece. The strength of the canvas knew no bounds, and the fleece kept the little guys and girls comfy! Pets under the weight of 35lbs hopped in The Pet Pita to solve a variety of problems.
Many of us pet owners have run into encounters with our animals that we didn't want to be in. Medicating, traveling, and grooming are just a few of the predicaments we frequently run into without an easy solution. Cats and Dogs don't want to stay still for us in these situations, this was before there was a safe and easy way to immobilize our pet without harming either party. Whether you're an avid traveler, do it yourself-er, or someone trying to provide the best care for your pet we have you covered. The Pet Pita knows no limits with it's applications, yet it always ensures that both parties are comfortable and happy!
Medication - Cats and dogs are most comfortable in The Pet Pita while remaining immobilized. This makes it the perfect helper for home medication applications like flea medications and vaccinations. The Pet Pita leaves the hind quarters, eyes, head, shoulders, and legs completely exposed with easy access to the rest of your pet for easy access of heavily medicated areas.
Grooming - Groomers love The Pet Pita for its ease with brushing and trimming of pets. Toenail clipping, hair trimming, and brushing has never been easier.
Oral Access - The Pet Pita allows for safe and easy access to the mouth for medication and tooth access. Change the way you brush your pet's teeth!
Injured Pets - Injured pets still enjoy the outdoors. Cats and dogs will love traveling with you outside suspended in The Pet Pita. Don't let injuries stand between your pet and the great outdoors!
Airport Travel - The TSA states that cats and dogs must exit their traveling crates now in airports. Keep your pet immobilized and safe in The Pet Pita while you travel through security while keeping the fur off of your clothing.
Outdoor Travel - Does your little friend struggle to go on longer length walks and hikes? Well with The Pet Pita, you are able to pick your pet up and walk easily at any point, while carrying a minimal product when he/she walks alone.
Endless Possibilities - Friends of The Pet Pita, have found many more uses from training at home to meeting new people safely. If you have any questions shoot us and email, and please be sure to share and new uses you have discovered!
THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS:
It started with the original, which was longer than it was wide. This prototype was made from fleece and canvas. It worked great for smaller animals (sub 15 pounds) however struggled to accommodate any friend larger.
The four paw hole design with two hand holds was then built upon to develop a product that allowed for cats and dogs up to 35lbs. The product was extended to each side and soon became wider than it was long to wrap around larger animals.
This design allows the larger animals to fit easily, and with the smaller guys the sides can be rolled down for a snugger fit if needed. Either way your pet will be comfortable and you will be able to handle them without being clawed, pawed, or bitten.
When it comes to production be sure of one thing, The Pet Pita will be American Made in Herkimer NY! The final colors will be navy blue and pale orange similar to the original design.
Provisionally Patented Design:
Width: 30.50 inches
Length: 19.25 inches
Paw Holes: 2.00 x 2.50 inches
Hand Holes: 1.50 x 3.50 inches
The product development was all funded out of pocket with the help of sewing friends, pet lovers, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. However in order for everyone to safely medicate and carry their cat we need your help to fund the first large run of The Pet Pita.
Are you the biggest help of The Pet Pita? $1000 dollars of backing will provide you with a hand delivered, fully custom Pet Pita!
If The Pet Pita is successfully funded the campaign will end mid July. A two week period will be allowed to receive the raised funds. Once the funds are acquired, the first full order of The Pet Pita will be placed. This will take between 2 and 4 weeks to produce depending on the amount of orders placed on KickStarter. No more than 4 weeks will be allowed for the fulfilling of the orders placed. No foreseen delays are on the horizon, however it is realized that hiccups may occur delaying the process.
The Pet Pita campaign would like to thank Earthtone Media for their generous contribution to the campaign by filming and editing the movie. A big thanks to those who volunteered their and/or their pets time for photographing/filming purposes. And all of you that have already showed your support!
Risks and challenges
Comfy Pets manufacturer is world class and will be able to fulfill the orders on KickStarter. There is confidence in the quality of The Pet Pita, as the few prototypes they have produced have been to the highest standard of quality. There is little concern to the manufactures ability to produce at a reliable high quality rate. In the event of OUTRAGEOUS DEMAND the production period may be delayed; however everyone will receive their reward ASAP!
The T-Shirt manufacturer is also a top notch supplier, of American Made garments with wonderful silk-screened designs. The utmost faith is placed in their ability to meet the demand of this campaign.
All this being said, there are inherent risks of delay in the process. We will communicate with both our backers and our manufacturer throughout the campaign to ensure the fulfillment timeline stays true.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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