Polka Dog Bakery Dog Bowls
As the weather heats up and the sun starts shining, we wanted to talk today a little bit about one specific Polka Dog product that is going to change the way your dog stays cool this summer and the year round. No, it’s not a personal-sized dog fan that straps to your dog’s collar and blows dry-ice cooled mist around her nose, though that’s not a bad idea.
It’s the Polka Dog Packabowl and it’s the end result of a long quest to find a solid dog hydration and feed solution that was hip enough for today’s uber-urban kitchens and handy enough to take on the road.
Basically, what happened with the creation of the Packabowl went something like this.
We were tired of the loud stainless steel cymbal bowls clattering across the tile shop floor. Ceramic was too fragile, and too heavy for hitting the road. Cloth, too flimsy. Dog’s aren’t dainty. They need structure, substance. We needed to create a bowl that could go places but also be useful once it arrived. Enter the lovely material called TPR. That’s Thermoplastic rubber to you. With qualities like plastic but malleability like rubber, this wonderful little molecule provided the perfect solution to building a travel ready dog bowl for the masses.
So we hit the drawing board and from the beginning adhered to the two basic tenets of Polka Dog product design.
1. The bowl had to work. Pretty simple right, but you’d be surprised to see how many products are out there for humans and canines alike that don’t DO anything.
2. The bowl had to look cool. What would form be without function, function without form? And what would some sweet sherbert-colored, futuristic-looking suitably durable packable travel dog bowls be without dogs and people to enjoy them.
We needed the bowl to be user-friendly (anti-microbial, tough, dishwasher safe)…all the good stuff, and we wanted it to look like it belonged wherever it was.
The result is the glorious kick-butt dog bowl to end all dog bowls, the Polka Dog Packabowl. A bright, colorful food and water alternative that meets the demands of function and design in one fell swoop.