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Las Vegas!

Posted by Jim Ellis on

  It has been a great couple of weeks at Ballboy! Getting prepped and ready for our first, FIRST, National Pet Trade Show. SUPERZOO! Last year Kris and I traveled, via roadtrip, to Superzoo 2012 to walk the show and determine if this would be a place to premier Ballboy to the nations pet retailers, distributors etc!  We attempted to register for Superzoo 2013 last year but were denied.. the show had already SOLD OUT!  Well, we knew we should be participating so we put our name on the waiting list.. just in case.. Well, we got the email some...

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Planning.. planning.. sewing!

Posted by Jim Ellis on

A big step forward today. Kris has gone to purchase the next level in sewing! A new JUKI brand industrial sewing machine that will finally be used to create many new products that he has buried in that full mind of great dog products!  He has another 1/2 dozen or so prototypes that are ready for this new machine! In addition we are making final decisions on our show booth for SuperZoo next month in Las Vegas!. SuperZoo is among the largest and most attended Pet Trade Shows in the nation!. We feel lucky to have been able to participate!.. ...

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Saturday Ballboy Shop .. Lizzie packaging upcycled tennis balls

Posted by Jim Ellis on

    Lizzie works with Ballboy creating pup toys.. She is the main crew member with a couple more filling in as needed! Kris is along side on the vintage industrial machine creating a new toy category! Soon to be seen.. check back .. to see!  Lizzie does it all. . Sewing, knotting, packing, bringing laughs and much doggie love to all three of our dogs.. Phoebe, Bodhi and lil Ben!  Welcome Lizzie.. your comments will be p

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Petpalooza 2013

Posted by Jim Ellis on

 We will be working the Petpalooza on May 18, 2013!  Will be there from 10am-5 pm showing and selling Ballboy products! Come out and see us!  Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street SE, Auburn, WA . Check it out.. Auburn Parks and Recreation website. !

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Natural Hemp Ballboy Collars

Posted by Jim Ellis on

  The Natural Collar $14.25 The market is flooded with collars of all types, materials, colors. .etc. We decided to go "Natural", utilizing 100% natural grown hemp webbing, creating a very light weight and strong product. The collar is very soft and comfortable for your dog to wear.  The findings used for the connections are high quality YKK buckles and steel, which contains a good percentage of recycled product. When the collar has completed it's work then clip off the findings,  put them in the appropriate recycling bin, and then toss the collar into your compost pile!  (the sewn on...

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