Kurgo

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Kurgo
Private
IndustryEcommerce
Founded2003
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsPet supplies
Websitewww.kurgo.com

Kurgo is a dog products company based out of Salisbury, Massachusetts founded in 2003 by owners Gordie and Kitter Spater.[1]

Kurgo has been on the Inc., Magazine 5000 Fastest Growing Company List every year since 2010.[2] It was ranked by Inc., Magazine as the "#1 fastest growing pet product company in the United States, #17 fastest growing company in New Hampshire/Massachusetts, and #835 fastest growing company in the United States."[3] Their products are carried by PetSmart, PetCo, Pet Valu, and numerous other physical and online retailers and, as such, is considered to be a leading manufacturer of pet travel and safety products in the United States and Canada. The company sells car seat covers, harnesses, leashes and collars, dog toys, and travel and outdoor pet accessories.

Kurgo products are also available in Europe through the distributor Accapi Group,[4] while MasterPet distributes Kurgo products in Australia and New Zealand.

Notable Products[edit]

In 2008, Kurgo partnered with Toyota to advocate for safe pet travel.[5]

In 2016, the Impact Harness, a dog car harness, was released and passed crash-testing for dogs up to 130 pounds.[6] In 2016, Kurgo also launched their first line of dog toys, based on Classic Lawn Games such as badminton and horseshoes.[7]

Kurgo Foundation[edit]

The Kurgo Foundation was formed in 2013 in the interest of supporting non-profit organizations whose purpose is the assistance of animals when disasters strike.[8] According to their website, it serves as a central information and coordination resource, focusing on identifying non-profit organizations in need of assistance during specific calamities in order to raise the funds and materials needed most.[8] It remains effective as a result of the collaborative effort of an extensive network of animal advocates, lovers, and owners who volunteer their time to give aid to those who suffer from tragedy by no fault of their own.

Awards[edit]

World's Most Dog Friendly Office[edit]

In 2015, Inc. Magazine voted Kurgo's office the “World’s Most Dog-Friendly Office”.[9] Built out of shipping containers in the Kurgo warehouse, the office contains easy-clean floors, dog cleaning facilities, and an indoor area with fake grass reserved for dog use. A big reason for the focus on dog usage is that the Kurgo design team uses the facility to test new products. This office was featured in other news articles including Boston.com and WMUR.[10]

Other Awards[edit]

2016

  • Kurgo named to 2016 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 7th year in a row[11]
  • Kurgo Journey Harness wins 2016 Pet Product News Editor's Choice Award[12]
  • Gordie Spater, Kurgo CEO, Won Future50 Smart CEO Award[13]

2015

  • Kurgo named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 6th year in a row[14]
  • Kurgo Loft Wander Bed Won Pet Product News 2015 Editor's Choice Award[15]

2014

  • Kurgo named to 2014 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 5th year in a row[16]

2013

  • Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness with Camera Mount wins Dog Fancy Editors Choice Award[17]
  • Kurgo Max Pack wins Pet Product News Editor's Choice Award[18]

2012

  • Tru-Fit Smart Harness Won Go Pet Friendly Best Travel Product Award[19]
  • Zippy Bowl Won Pet Product News Editor's Choice Award[20]
  • Air Ride Booster Seat Won Dog Fancy Editors Choice Award[21]
  • Best Booth Design at Global Pet Expo for Renovated 1969 Airstream[22]

2011

  • Backseat Bridge Won Pet Product News Editor's Choice Award[23]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us | Kurgo Dog Travel Products". www.kurgo.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  2. ^ "The Complete Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies". Inc.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  3. ^ "Kurgo: Number 3177 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Our Brand Values | Accapi Group - The Worlds Leading Dog Brands". www.accapigroup.com. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  5. ^ "Kurgo & Toyota Keep Pets Safe - Pet Business Magazine - March 2009". www.petbusiness.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  6. ^ "Traveling with Pets - Pet Business Magazine - April 2016". www.petbusiness.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  7. ^ "Kurgo Launches First Line of Outdoor Dog Toys". www.petbusiness.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  8. ^ a b "About Us - Kurgo Foundation". Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Inside the World's Most Dog-Friendly Office". Inc.com. 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  10. ^ "Monday, November 30th: Cargo Container Living". WMUR. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  11. ^ "Kurgo: Number 3177 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Inc.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  12. ^ "Journey Harness wins 2016 Pet Product News Award". www.kurgo.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  13. ^ "Kurgo | SmartCEO". www.smartceo.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  14. ^ "Kurgo: Number 3177 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Inc.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  15. ^ "2015 Editors' Choice Awards". Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  16. ^ "Kurgo: Number 3177 on the 2016 Inc. 5000". Inc.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  17. ^ "DOG FANCY Editors' Choice Winners 2013 | Petcha". petcha.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  18. ^ "Pet Product News International August 2013 Issue". Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  19. ^ "Kurgo Tru-Fit Smart Harness: Best Pet Travel Gear of 2012". Take Paws - The official pet travel blog of GoPetFriendly.com. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  20. ^ "Editors' Choice". Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  21. ^ "DOG FANCY Editors' Choice Winners 2012 | Petcha". petcha.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  22. ^ "Article Detail". globalpetexpo.org. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  23. ^ "Pet Product News International Announces the 2011 Editors' Choice Award Winners «  DogFriendly.com's Dog News". dogfriendly.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.

External links[edit]

Kurgo logo.