Conversations with Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Creating Products for Dogs

Welcome to Meet the Maker, The Dapple's exclusive interview series with small businesses, creatives, and makers who are crafting unique products for dogs and dog lovers.


Carlin Traxler of Trax Ties

How Carlin Traxler taught herself to sew using YouTube tutorials—and then launched one of the most popular dogwear brands.



Jen Mello of Spotted Dog Bakery

Talking pup-friendly sprinkles and Doggonuts with Jen Mello of Spotted Dog Bakery.



Jill Taft of BarkLogic

Quizzing Jill Taft of BarkLogic about everything pup parents should know about pet product ingredient lists.



Noelle Whitley of Bumble & Hound

Noelle Whitley of Bumble & Hound dishes about design, Doxles, and small business life.



Breeze Henrique of Ziggis

Ziggis is on a mission to make fashion Fido-friendly. We chatted with founder, Breeze, about what's trendy now.



Erin Tonning of Tukabear treats

Talking with Erin Tonning of Tukabear Treats about creating her healthy and "pawsonalized" munchies.



Jasmine Daniel and Justin Yonan of Neptune & Co.

Meet the innovative San Francisco company working to create beautiful leashes while helping pups in need.



Sarah McConville of Whiskers & Stitched

Chatting about fabric-scouting and bandana bliss with the owner of one of our all-time favorite Etsy stores.



Kate Lind and Nate Stevens of Pincause

Talking with the inspiring founders of Pincause about supporting the Humane Society through shoppable works of art.



Elizabeth Huller Eisemann of Gilmore the Dachshund

Interviewing the California artist designing whimsical cards and gifts for dog lovers



Becky Fadden of Finn + Me

Getting the scoop on pooch purses and international inspiration with the founder of Finn + Me.



Clare Hopkins of Florence & Ottie

Talking with Clare Hopkins about how she captures dogs’ personalities in her adorable pawtraits.



Sam BrochHausen of Lola's Dog treats

Sam Brochhausen's dog treats bring together two of our favorite things—emojis and human-grade dog food. We chatted with her about both.