About Us - "We love our customers and their pets!"
We are a small, family-owned business based in Michigan, USA, run by Janice, Ken, Megan and Sean Foster. We are pet-lovers focused on developing interesting and innovative products to help improve the lives of pets and their owners. We are especially interested in small pets, as there is so little attention given to these little critters in the world of big box pet stores. We opened our online shop in 2015 and now sell our products in the U.S. and overseas, as well as on Amazon (Prime), Amazon Canada, and ebay.
STAYbowl® Tip-Proof Bowl was invented by my husband, Ken, and our then 10-year-old daughter, Megan, after our family adopted two adorable guinea pigs (Ginger and Cocoa) from a Michigan-based small animal rescue group in 2013. At first, it was cute when our new, little pets flipped their food bowl over. But it quickly became annoying to sweep up all the kibble from the bottom of the cage and throw it out. And, it was expensive, too! We tried all of the small animal dishes on the market and none of them worked. We also realized that when food gets dumped, there is a tendency to refill the bowl, or to put a heavy crock in the cage and overload it with kibble. This leads to overfeeding and a whole host of health problems for small animals, just as it does in humans.
That’s when our father-daughter team sprang into action. What started out as a teachable moment at the kitchen table about product development evolved into a simple working STAYbowl® prototype, to a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and eventually to a fully designed, commercially produced product that effectively solves a simple problem for small pets. And, it also helps eliminate overfeeding and so helps to improve the health of small animals.
Our new website, www.wheekypets.com, focuses on helping small animals and other pets get the proper care and nutrition they need to live happy, healthy lives. We are big supporters of animal rescue, and every year, we donate to help support small animal rescue groups in the U.S. and abroad.
Here are a few local and international news stories about how we got started:
- Guinea Pig Magazine (UK): STAYbowl, the new non-tip bowl from Michigan, USA, makes its debut
- Livingston Daily News (Michigan): Family invents tip-proof pet bowl
- ABC TV Channel 7 (Detroit): Guinea pigs inspire family to invent tip-proof pet bowl called STAYbowl
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