I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you must be a dog owner. What’s your dog’s name, breed, and age?
What inspired you to start Sir Dogwood?
You offer a curated selection of products. How do you decide what suppliers to partner with?
What is your response to people who look at pet apparel as unnecessary or as a novelty?
SMany of the dog owners that I know, consider their dogs their children. For the non-dog owner, explain the bond that can exist between a canine and its owner.
Right now you sell clothing, toys, and accessories for dogs only. Do you plan on extending your offering to include other animals?
The pet clothing market has a lot more players than I expected. What do you feel separates you from the others?
I also want Sir Dogwood to be an inclusive space for dog owners of color – to that end I am also launching a series that will feature pet parents of color in various creative industries and their relationships with their dogs, which will debut in 2017.
Where do you see your company in 5 years?
In five years I’d love to see Sir Dogwood opening our first brick and mortar in Chicago (hopefully the first of many!).