Carolyn Shewfelt and Juls Bindi hope to lock in a deal for Zugo Pet, their line of safety harnesses and carriers for dogs traveling in cars, in Shark Tank episode 1011. The product is essentially a safety belt for small dogs up to 25 pounds). They also sell airline carry-on bags for small dogs, collars, treats and a variety of other accessories.
Picture a harness-like safety belt for a dog. When in the Zugo Pet “Rocketeer” harness, the dogs actually “sit” upright while safely strapped into a seatbelt mechanism. The patented product is supposedly the safest dog car harness on the market for small dogs. Currently, they don't make a large dog harness.
Bindi first introduced Zugo Pet in an early 2015 IndieGoGo campaign that raised $14,449. Later that year, she raised another $11,440 on Kickstarter. Those two crowdfunding campaigns were for the “Jetsetter” airline carrier type bags. The harness system came along several months later when Shewfelt approached Bindi about her “Rocketeer” product. Shewfelt was in an accident with her dogs and was working on the patented harness system,
The two women partnered up and began marketing both products under the Zugo Pet moniker. Veteranarians have certified the safety of the Rocketeer harnesses for small dogs. Some animal rights groups don't like it, but small dog owners love it. The two women hope a Shark can harness some cash and mentorship and throw a deal their way in the Tank.
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Zugo Pet Shark Tank Recap
Carolyn and Juls will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and Daymond John that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Zugo Pet will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Zugo Pet Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Zugo Pet & Carolyn Shewfelt and Juls Bindi as more details become available.