Tell us a bit about yourself
A little about me; my name is Shannon, I hail from Sydney’s Northern Beaches but have been living in Hong Kong the past 4 years. I’m a tech recruiter by day and maker of dog cocktails by night (sometimes during the day too) My partner, Glyn is from the UK and is a rugby player/trader/Puptails CFO.
What made you start your company?
Glyn I were having a few drinks out with our pooch, Charlie, and we joked that there were no drink options for dogs besides water. We started googling ‘dog cocktails’ and realised that, aside from a few companies making dog wine and beer, there were no cocktail options for pets, and certainly nothing being sold in bars or restaurants around Hong Kong. From there we started brainstorming some ways to make a fun, healthy option for pets and decided to use chicken broth as a base due to its abundance of vitamins and minerals, and thus Puptails was born!
Tell me about your product and brand?
Our products are chicken broth-based, using hormone-free Australian chicken and flavoured with home made food colouring from natural ingredients. We don’t add salt, garlic, onion, preservatives or any ingredients traditionally found in human-friendly broth which can be harmful to pets. We make everything in small quantities and ensure Charlie (our Chief Tasting Officer) tries and approves every batch that goes out.