The ongoing success of Minnesota's vibrant rescue community is due in large part to local businesses who make it their mission to support pet adoptions. They may provide free event space, host fundraisers, or donating a portion of their sales to non-profits.
We want to celebrate these Minnesota business heroes by introducing them to pet parents throughout Minnesota.
Introducing CuddleMutt and its founder Kristen Farris
As the daughter of two entrepreneurial parents, Kristen was drawn to the idea of starting a company that made a difference. It was when she picked up her 12th foster dog through Secondhand Hounds that the concept for CuddleMutt began to form.
Kristen is a Minnesota girl who is passionate about dogs, rescue, and making a difference in this world. She has her rescue pup named Louie, who serves as CuddleMutt's Chief Dog Officer. When an order comes into Cuddlemutt, he oversees the fulfillment and occasionally helps out at events.
CuddleMutt's "give back" philosophy
As a foster mom, Kristen witnessed firsthand the need for soft blankets to comfort the scared pups coming into rescue. An old towel is not the same as a soft blanket. And, unfortunately, she witnessed organizations holding back their impact due to lack of funding. CuddleMutt's "buy a blanket, give a blanket" model + 20% of profits donated for all other accessories help address both of these needs.
The CuddleMutt brand focuses on both quality and design. All dog collars, scarves, and bandanas are handcrafted right here in Minnesota. The CuddleMutt blanket, designed exclusively for dogs, is their signature item. The blanket, made of plaid fleece and soft blue synthetic lamb's wool, adds color to a dog's life, as it is one of the few colors your dog can see.
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