Why did you start your business?I actually wasn't the founder of Personalised Pet Collars, we purchased it from my in-laws Richard and Julie in 2017 when they wanted to retire from day to day work. We only wanted the business for the ecommerce potential and they only wanted to do weekend markets, so we structured the deal around that and the rest is history.
How long ago and how?Personalised Pet Collars started in 2003 when Julie lost one of her Golden Retrievers Honey and when she finally found her she realised that her ID TAG had rusted and fallen from her collar, so people who saw her roaming had no way to calm Honey by using her name and then contact Julie to let her know of Honeys location. From that she got the idea of the embroidered collars and went to Narrabeen Markets to see if anyone thought it was as good an idea as she did ... Everyone loved it, 17 years and 200,000+ collars later and still going strong.
We sell embroidered collars, leads, harnesses, dog coats and accessories. The items are sewn and shipped from our factory on the Central Coast of NSW.
The community, pet people are good people.
What was the last song that got stuck in your head?
Riptide by Vance Joy as my eldest daughter is a singer and that is her next performance song so it haunts me.
What's the most recent photo on your phone?
A prototype pic of a cardboard box we are looking at for a new Subscription Box Project
Tea or coffee?
Both ... Coffee for the AM's ... Tea for the PM's