Have you ever tried to feed your dog water from your hands and gotten seriously slimy? Have you fumbled with a clunky silicone bowl and dropped it right on your pup's head? As everyone at the cafe watched!?
We've all been through some of those more awkward moments in dog parenthood.
So we designed the Montara Pop-Up Bowl, a sleek & convenient portable dog bowl that brings ease & joy to every moment spent with your beest!
Compact & Light
After exploring with different forms, sizes, & folding techniques, we arrived at a box shape that can be constructed from a single piece of fabric. We doubled up on the layers to create an outer shell & lining for more structure and to build in a strap that keeps bowl closed.
Montara Bowl measures 5" x 2.5" folded down & weighs only 1.6 oz!
That's about 50% smaller & lighter than a silicone bowl. Call it truly portable :)
Pops Up in 1 Second
Simply pull the loops on either side of the bowl to pop it up. Voila!
Loops are reflective so you can spot the bowl while feeding in the dark - think camping trip. You can also use them as good ol' handles to move bowl from one place to another.
Oh, It Holds (& Feeds!)
This bowl's designed to hold water, all 3 cups full! The whole made-from-one-piece thing also means no seams to cause major leakage. The slightly tapered profile securely contains what's inside. Outer shell & lining are food safe, water-resistant & dries fast. Plus, it's machine washable!
When in use, bowl measures 5" x 5" x 2.5" tall.
Opening of the bowl measures 4" x 4", sufficiently accommodating diverse snout shapes.
When not in use, the built-in outer strap keeps bowl closed with a minimal velcro tab -- please, none of that zipper nonsense!
This nifty little detail also allows you to attach the bowl around your leash handle so you can always keep it close. No more bulky plastic bowl swinging from your leash or backpack!
Made Locally With Love
We're working with our trusty manufacturing team here in the Bay Area to bring the Montara bowl to life. With much experience and love for their craft, the team delivers the best quality dog products you can find anywhere and this project will be no exception.
We're all about colors and going for 6 right out the gate! We've thought about "stretch goals" and "Kickstarter strategy" but let's save those for another time. If you like this project, just back it, simple as that. The hard part is having to pick from 6 amazing color choices! :)
Heck, you can always get all 6 and stash 'em everywhere -- on your leash, in the car, at the office, in your favorite jacket pocket... you get the idea.
Colors on this chart DO NOT reflect what you'll get. YOU get to choose ALL your colors!
US Shipping is $3 or free for pledges over $50. Int'l shipping ranges from $12 to $25.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
As a self funded small business, every new product we launch is a huge risk for us. Though we've successfully launched many great products on our own, we decided to turn to the Kickstarter community for the Montara Pop Up Bowl because we feel it has a truly universal appeal and deserves greater attention.
This is a short 15 day campaign so if you're excited about this project, jump on it and make a pledge TODAY! And please spread the word about this project in your dog lover community!
Thanks for checking out our campaign and helping us bring the latest & greatest Wildebeest product to life :)
Wildebeest is a small San Francisco studio led by founder and designer Jane Lee. Jane started Wildebeest in 2011 after adopting her dog Shelby from SPCA, wanting to create a new standard in the pet industry with more thoughtfully designed & made dog products.
Based in San Francisco, we design everything we make and make it with love. We’re animal lovers, obviously!, who are passionate about creating products we want to use everyday and making them accessible to all. Discover the wonders of Wildebeest!
Risks and challenges
While we cannot foresee unusual obstacles that may rise during our production process, based on our experience and problem solving skills, we feel fairly confident about meeting the timeline and goals we've set in place.
Our production is ready to start as soon as we meet our Kickstarter goal. So the sooner we meet our goal, the sooner you can bring it on your adventures with beest!
We're allowing ourselves up to 3 weeks to get our first batch of bowls ready and starting to ship out within the month of June! This quick timeline is ONLY possible due to our partnership with local manufacturing. AND of course, with YOUR help! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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