Seattle, WA ─ Consumer products agency A Crowded Coop (www.crowdedcoop.com) is recognized for trend setting in the Pop Culture and Pet categories. At Global Pet Expo the two worlds will collide at their Booth # 3804. With everything from the latest in Star Trek cosplay for dogs (“cosplay” is short for the term “costume play” typically referring to animae and sci fi, comic book-loving human types), to American-tooled leather for the Justin Boots brand-loyal pup owner, “The Coop” will introduce a large collection of pet goods even the video gamer and cartoon-watcher will adore.
The Seattle Times recently described the “whopping growth” of A Crowded Coop, founded by Mary Olson and Brandy Tanner. Their first foray in the pet product category was with Dickies®, the leading global work wear brand with an unwavering commitment and proud heritage of providing tough, quality clothing to workers for 90 years. The Dickies brand has grown from bib overalls to World War II U.S. military uniforms to its iconic original 874® work pant, to footwear, and now dogs with workwear coats, collars, leashes, beds and toys for Dickies dogs.
A Crowded Coop’s Star Trek: The Original Series pet collection has earned accolades from VH1’s The Buzz, Parade magazine and USA Today. Under a license from CBS Consumer Products, this addition to the extensive portfolio of Star Trek licensees expands the iconic brand to pop-culture savvy pets and their owners in the United States. Dressing a dog like Spock and letting him sleep in the Captain’s Chair Dog Bed (MSRP $79.99) is now a reality.
And “when Elvis calls, you better listen,” Olson says. At the Expo A Crowded Coop will reveal the first prototypes of their Elvis Presley line which will feature items like a dog collar with three interchangeable “’68 Special”, “Blue Hawaii” and “Vegas” fashion attachments (MSRP $34.95) and an Elvis Microphone Dog Bag Dispenser (MSRP $19.95) replete with a hangtag reading “Taking Care of Business”— a personal Elvis mantra. Elvis Presley Pet will also include: a PB and Banana Scented Soft Chew Toy, a Blue Suede Collar and Leash, a Blue Suede Shoe Chew Toy, the “Jailhouse Rock” ball-and-chain knotted rope toy, cosplay dog t-shirts from “Viva Las Vegas” and “Blue Hawaii” and many other items including bowls and leashes.
At Global Pet “The Coop” will also introduce the very first pet collection for Portal 2 from Valve Software. The line will include a Companion Cube Squeaker Toy (MSRP $19.95) along with collars and leashes to keep track of your dog as they jump from one Portal to the other.
At the show Western enthusiasts will get to see the company’s newest pet collection with Justin Boots called “Justin Pet”. From the made-in-the-USA line we’ll be giving the first glimpse of items such as our heavy duty embossed Deluxe Leather “Gypsy” and “Outlaw” Leashes with built in traffic lead, made from high quality skirting leather (MSRP $59.99).
A Crowded Coop, formed by Mary Olson and Brandy Tanner in 2010, is a Pacific Northwest-based marketer and creator of consumer products released globally. Their product design satisfies consumers in the categories of pop culture and pet products. In recent weeks VH1, USA Today and Parade magazine have covered their new Star Trek Pet collection. Buyer contact is firstname.lastname@example.org and Press contact for product information, photos and interviews is email@example.com. www.crowdedcoop.com