Bellingham, WA (DRAFT) – Rad Dog, designers and builders of performance dog gear, was selected as a PayPal 10K Business Makeover winner for 2017 based on growth potential, directional clarity, as well as originality and creativity of their business.
A longtime champion of small businesses, PayPal’s contest attracted over 13,000 applications. Contenders navigated a highly selective, multi-round process that included written essays, phone interviews and a final review by a panel of expert business leaders. Rad Dog’s distinction comes with a $10,000 cash prize, one-on-one payments consultation from PayPal, website design enhancement from Shopify, and a back-office accounting package from Xero.
“We are honored that PayPal has selected Rad Dog,” said Rad Dog co-founder Paula Dagnon. “Our team is absolutely thrilled to put the resources from the PayPal 10K Business Makeover to work so that we can help more people enjoy the outdoors with their dogs.”
With the winnings from PayPal, Owners Paula and Brian Dagnon plan to continue the process of designing a retractable leash-harness as a partner product to the successful Release N Run Leash—a collar with a retracting leash built-in, and the inspiration for the founding of Rad Dog. Additionally, the owners will use the funds and professional consultation to streamline the company’s operational infrastructure, update their E-commerce platform, and invest in SEO management.
Rad Dog designs every product to be durable and comfortable for the dog. Rad Dog products can go into water, dirt, rain and mud, and still work time after time. Rest assured that Jake the Test Dog tries and uses everything. If he approves, it must be good.
About Rad Dog
Guided by honesty, a love for dogs, and a passion for the outdoors, Rad Dog creates quality, innovative products that give dogs and dog owners opportunities for freedom and convenience to head outside. Based in Bellingham, WA, Rad Dog offers the one-of-a-kind Release N Run collar/leash hybrid, along with a variety of quality, easy to use dog products, all made in USA. Visit myraddog.com for more information.