Meet Megan the owner of WoofSniffWagandCo.
How did you come up with the concept for WoofSniffWagandCo?
It all began as a little obsession I had dressing up my pups with bandanas and bow ties.
After only a few months of adopting my dogs I had already purchased so many accessories for them that my husband made me promise that I wouldn’t spend another dime on them.
So I decided to start creating accessories myself!
Growing up with two grandmothers who were professional seamstresses and a mother who loved to craft, I wanted to give bandana making a go.
We live in a quaint little town that is very big on dogs and cats and a tight community who loves to support small businesses.
And when the word began to spread that I was making dog accessories, I decided it was time to create an Etsy account and ship worldwide.
Why did you choose that particular name?
I wanted a tongue twister- just kidding!
I wanted something simple and to the point and a name that would make people laugh when they read it out loud.
So far its done the job!
Do you own any pets yourself?
I have two adopted rescue mutts named Kona and Grizzly that both turned one this year.
Having two puppies is definitely hard work, but they are the sweetest pups in the world. And as newlyweds, the greatest decision we made our first year of marriage was adopting them!
We adopted Grizzly first and found him in South Carolina. Then three months later, we found Kona at a foster home five minutes away from our house.
And then after that, the rest was history.
We have no children of our own (hopefully not for a couple of years) so our puppies are our babies.
They are truly the inspiration for our shop.
Why do you think people are choosing to spend more money on their pets, and spoil them with clothes and accessories?
I believe it’s because of the large influence of social media.
Hundreds of pet accounts are popping up by the minute and people have a desire to make their pets famous.
And dressing up your pet and taking photos of them in different outfits is one way to do this!
Is there a big market for pet accessories in Florida? How does this compare with the rest of the world?
I would say yes!
There are tons of Etsy shops based in Florida!
Especially since we have big cities like Orlando and Miami.
I’m a vendor in different markets and there is a very positive atmosphere, and reaction, when people see the different ways that they can accessorize their dogs.
In comparison to the rest of the world, I think Florida is up there.
What do you love most about your job?
1) Getting to see adorable dogs and cats from all over the world of different breeds and sizes, wearing something that I made.
2) Seeing happy customers and friends completely gush over their fur-baby’s new look.
3) Seeing people’s excitement when they purchase an accessory that reflects their pets personality. It makes it all worth while!
What would be your biggest success to date?
My biggest success so far is reaching 600 Sales!
This is through a combination of selling at farmers markets, on Etsy and selling my products at local businesses.
We are a small company that opened up a little over six months ago, and we cannot wait to see whats in store for us this year!