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About UsWhiskers & Waggles focuses on offering a large assortment of Made in the USA pet products and Eco-friendly pet products. We started the business because we personally had a hard time finding durable pet toys made of natural or recycled materials and it was almost impossible to find anything that was still Made in the USA. We were tired of buying toys that didn't last or from manufacturers that wouldn't stand behind their products. We knew other pet parents that felt the same way so we decided to start WhiskersandWaggles.com. We sell mostly online but also sell at local pet events and pet expos in S. California.
We are a small but growing business and are grateful for the opportunity to share the products we've found with you. We appreciate your business and pay it forward by giving back to the community by donating 5% of our net profit to local animal care centers and service animal organizations like Guide Dogs of America.
Why buy a pet product that is made in the USA? What’s wrong with buying something manufactured in foreign countries like China? Chinese made pet toys have been found to have heavy metals and other toxic ingredients. ConsumerAffairs.com tested random dog toys that were made in China. Their testing found that the toys contained lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium and mercury. Testing by HealthyStuff.org and other independent consumer organizations have had similar results. Unfortunately, the contamination isn't limited to toys. The FDA has published ongoing warnings about tainted chicken treats from China. Not all Chinese pet products are unsafe, but unless they’re tested regularly, how will you know?
We focus on offering a large assortment of Made in the USA pet products from manufacturers that we know offer superior products and customer service. We do offer items that are not made in the USA because unfortunately, a lot of manufacturing, especially in the toys and garment / sewn products categories, has left the US. We try to find US made products whenever possible, but when we can't, we will try to find the best quality foreign sourced product alternatives with manufacturers that offer excellent customer service and will stand behind their products.We’re always looking for other Made in the USA pet products to offer to our customers and will be adding more products soon. If you have a favorite Made in the USA pet product that your furry family members give 2 paws up to but we don't carry yet, please let us know. We know our product testers would love to play with some new toys too! Here are some of our product evaluators -- we'll be adding more photos soon!
Nakota (a former Guide Dogs of America Puppy in Training that is now working towards becoming a Therapy dog), Alistair (an 18 year old Maine Coon Cat playing with a West Paw Design Fluffy Catnip mouse),
Mali (a rescued black lab from Fetching Companions Retriever Rescue chewing on a Wapiti Labs Antler Chew) and....
Fia (a former GDA puppy in training and is currently a Flyball fanatic) & Maya (a rescued yellow lab from the Carson California Shelter) taking a break -- testing products can be hard work!.
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