Kelly Seyler, part owner of Bung-Gee Pup-EE “The Expandable Dog Leash” TM says she succeeded by not giving up. She should know. In 1997, she founded a company that sells a dog leash the pet industry didn’t want and no one would finance.
Kelly self-financed, started manufacturing by hand in her garage, and found that pet owners - and their dogs - love the leash. And when she found her first big customer and needed to grow really quickly, she also found ACCION Texas and the loan she needed to do so.
Bung-Gee Pup-EE started when its inventor’s dog “went after a cat” knocking its owner down and causing a dislocated shoulder and two knocked-out teeth. He created a leash using Bungee cord material, theorizing if there had just been ‘a little give,’ the whole accident could have been avoided.
Kelly had to go outside of the pet industry to reach pet owners. Kroger in
Bung-Gee Pup-EE now has a thriving Web business, supplies many pet stores, and six distributors, including one in
For more information or to order a Bung-Gee Pup-EE Expandable dog leash, call (866) 546-6785or visit the Bung-Gee Pup-EE Web site at www.bungeepupee.com