ordinances that mandate picking up after pets and an increased consumer awareness of the benefits associated with pet waste containment have all contributed to the success of Intelligent Products, Inc.,
maker of the Mutt Mitt brand of pick up bags.
“More than ever, pets accompany their owners on a diverse assortment of excursions such as camping trips, boating, public events and
even trips to the store,” says Rod Lukey, general manager for Intelligent
Products, Inc. “We provide a product that enables pet owners to safely
and discretely deal with pet waste containment.
“We manufacture the premiere pet waste pick-up
tool and our Mutt Mitt, which has an extra-thick bot-
tom pouch that acts like a little ‘heat shield,’ taking the
yuck out of picking up pet waste, and people can’t see
Intelligent Products, Inc., also offers a line of metal
dispensers for use in business settings, parks, camp-
grounds or cities/municipalities. In addition, it offers
customization to promote and build awareness for
causes and businesses.
“We are made in America, and if someone has a special request for imprinting, we can turn around these
orders quickly,” says Lukey.
Doggie Walk Bags also services both the consumer and
commercial aspects of the pet waste industry, and provides custom imprinting. Based out of Costa Mesa, Calif.,
the company was started 28 years ago, giving president
Chris Crossan a long-time perspective on the category.
“At that time [of the company’s founding], there wasn’t
a real market for dog waste bags, and it was kind of like
the seat belt law in that nobody used them, but the rules
have all changed,” says Crossan.
Doggie Walk Bags offers both cat and dog bags,
residential and commercial bag dispensers, and a line
of Cross Body Bags in various colors. The bag can be
worn over the shoulder or around the waste and has
two separate pockets to fit a smartphone, dog bags,
money, keys, cards and all the essentials.
In terms of the continued growth of the waste-management market overall, Crossan is optimistic.
“While it seems there a lot of people getting into it,
there is enough out there for all of us to have a percentage,” he says. “People are thinking more about picking
up after their pets either because it is the right thing to
do or it is the law.
“In addition, dogs are becoming more inclusive in society. Even cities like Las Vegas that used to not allow
pets at all are coming out with programs that are more
pet friendly.” PB
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