Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable. She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a price that won’t break the bank. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own — then head over to the Kickstarter to learn more!

Disclosure: We have been compensated to help spread the word about Chasing Monkey and PAWD. We honestly love the idea of this product, though, and think our followers will too! All photos AND QUESTIONS RESPONSES courtesy of Chasing Monkey.

SPOTLIGHT ON PAWD: A Stylish Dog Crate By Chasing Monkey

Where are you located?
Orange County, CA
How long have you been in business?
I have been working on PAWD for the last three years, but launched on Kickstarter this month.

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!

How would you describe your business?

Chasing Monkey was started on the premise of wanting to provide the best for your pet. Our first product is PAWD, a cool crib for your fur baby. It’s a light-weight, durable and easily collapsible stylish crib for your animal. Unlike the outdated metal crates that make your pet looks like it’s in a jail cell.

Metal crates are heavy, hard to collapse and have not been redesigned in 50 years. Not only is PAWD beautiful but it functions better than any other crates out there. You can collapse it and hide it when guests come over or take it with you on a trip. PAWD is a great nesting space designed with the door to stay open, so it’s like their own room.

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!

What kind of items do you sell?
Currently, PAWD and bed inserts for PAWD.
Do you have any new or exciting items that you would like to highlight?
Yes, PAWD will come in different colors to suit your home!
Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!
Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have Monkey, a coton de tulear, who I named the company after and whom I designed PAWD for. I also happen to have three other Shihtzus! With the four dogs at home and a toddler, it’s a full house!

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!

Tell us about the humans behind your business!
I have been an industrial designer for the last 13 yrs. I have designed cars for Ford, designed the Xbox gaming controller and worked on many other brands. A light bulb went off when I was living in my small NYC apartment with my new puppy Monkey. Designing the best crate became a relentless pursuit!

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!

What else would you like readers to know?

This isn’t just a passion project for me, as it’s very near and dear to my heart.

When PAWD was conceived, so was my son. I was going through a lot during my pregnancy and my dog Monkey saved me, he gave me unconditional love and joy. Seeing how Monkey changed my life and made it so much better, I wanted to return the love by providing him the best care I can.

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!

I have been working on this project for three long years. I hope you see the value in this product and can help me in telling the story of the PAWD. I share this because it helps you to understand who I am and why I embarked on this journey.

The mission is to provide the same kind of care for our dog as we provide for our babies.

Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own! If you had one tip to share with a dog owner trying to care for and spoil his or her pet on a budget, what would it be?

Groom your dog yourself every other visit. I take Monkey when he really needs a cut and in between groomers, I do it myself.

Get Your Own PAWD!

Are you as in love with the PAWD as I am? There are two ways to get one for yourself:
1.) Check out the Kickstarter
Visit Chasing Monkey’s Kickstarter campaign to learn how you can help bring PAWD to market!
2.) Win One!
Chasing Monkey is providing one free PAWD (suitable for a small pet up to about 15lbs — see the Kickstarter for more info) for a lucky winner in the USA! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Just know: Chasing Monkey will be fulfilling the prize, and the timeline may be based on production time. The first batch of PAWD crates is slated to ship in November or December 2018. We will put the winner in contact with Chasing Monkey to coordinate the prize.
No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to US residents with a valid United States shipping address, age 18 and older, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from March 8. 2018 at 12AM EST and ends March 15, 2018 at 12AM EST. One (1) winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Prize is provided and fulfilled by Chasing Monkey. By participating in this giveaway, you agree to be added to The Broke Dog’s mailing list. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest do not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion

 

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Amy Kim of Chasing Monkey had one goal when she launched PAWD: to create a premium, stylish dog crate that is also affordable.  She succeeded! This crate is functional, gorgeous, and portable with a target price well under $100. Want to learn more? Check out our interview with Amy and enter to win one of your own!
Author

Rochelle BaRoss is an accessory designer by day and a blogger, entrepreneur, and dog mom by night. She moved to Brooklyn in 2012 without a paying job, signed a lease on a two-bedroom apartment with five other people, and worked hard and saved for years until she could move into her own studio apartment and adopt Henry, her terrier mix.

23 Comments

  1. Jeanne Coulombe Reply

    I would use the create in my living room for my little Lucy also use it at the camper

  2. I would keep my Pawd crate in the living room. Thank you so much for creating such a great product!

  3. Wendy Browne Reply

    I love the soft blush pink, even for my intact male as he has no preference. 😀 I have a two bedroom apt so his PAWD would probably go in the bedroom where my toddler is least likely to use it as a stepstool/monster truck cage, etc.

  4. Linda Szymoniak Reply

    While this would be too small for my three Coonhounds, it would be great for our three cats. Also, I’m involved in rescue and between temporary fostering and driving rescue transports, I always needs crates of various sizes. This one is just so pretty!

  5. Cheryl Chervitz Reply

    I would place it in my living room where my other crate is. My Chihuahua would love it.

  6. Right now, my dog’s crate is in the bedroom but the PAWD crate could go in my living room!

  7. carol clark Reply

    id give it to my daughter im sure she would use it in her living room

  8. I would put mine on the side of the bed, and I bet our cat would take to it at night

  9. Sandy Weinstein Reply

    i have 2 gals, so i would put Harley in it when i feed her so Tressa would not eat her food, since Harley is a very slow eater. it would also good to travel with for both girls.

    • Sandy Weinstein Reply

      i forgot to add where i would put it, it would be in my living room near the kitchen where i feed the girls

  10. I ‘ll put it daily in the living room and at night next my bed so nacho can go in it

  11. Kayla Lussier Reply

    I would put my PAWD in my bedroom or living room. My dog is too large but we have 3 cats that would be great for this or when we occasionally foster small dogs and cats, it would be great to have!

  12. I would put it in the living room on the shelf so the cat could sleep in it 🙂

  13. The great thing about it is that you can set it up anywhere! And it folds up so conveniently so it’s great for travel and could even go in a suitcase! Which is awesome!

  14. The great thing about it is that you can set it up anywhere! And it folds up so conveniently so it’s great for travel and could even go in a suitcase! Which is awesome!
    They’re also incredibly stylish so they don’t need to be hidden away!

  15. I would put this in the dining room. It’s so pretty and my Mini Dachshund would look so good in it! 🙂

  16. LOVE this product. Huge fan of others chasing their passion and it’s obvious that Amy is chasing her’s! Will support and share 100%. Great article and insight!

  17. I’d put my PAWD crate in the living room beside my recliner 🙂

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