When Amy is working on one of the 12 steps that go into making West Paw Design's best-selling, Tuckered Out® pet bed, her dog, Buddy comes to mind. The Tuckered Out bed is his favorite and just by thinking about how cute he looks snuggled up in it, makes her enjoy making the bed even more…
Exciting news! West Paw Design has been named the 2014 Employer of Choice here in Bozeman, Montana. The Bozeman Job Service Employers’ Committee selected West Paw for its exemplary combination of employee-friendly policies and practices, including flex-time scheduling, paid time off to volunteer, maternity and paternity leave, open book management and commitment to employee enrichment through training and mentoring — all of which result in an awesome culture.
From constructing our eco-friendly, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in Bozeman, Montana, to creating near-zero-waste dog and cat toys, West Paw Design takes our commitment to the environment very seriously.
Welcome to West Paw Design’s new blog, The Scoop! If this blog were a superhero movie trilogy, the first entry would be the creation story. And that works perfectly, since we want to talk about why we created this blog. It’s for you, our heroes.
To us, it’s simple: Our hard work, attention to detail and passionate do-goodery show in our products. That’s why West Paw Design is proud to employ a team of devoted pet toy makers who lovingly handcraft high-quality, safe and environmentally responsible fabric pet toys for your customers. While making pet toys is fun, it’s no easy task. Did you know it takes 9 steps and 10 to 12 minutes to create just one of our fabric dog and cat toys? (To put this in perspective, Starbucks can make 20 $4 lattes in the same time.)
We were so flattered to have one of our most favorite magazines (Inc. Magazine!!!) write about West Paw Design! Inc. Magazine was impressed by our fun, creative, and wacky toys... but they were even more interested in how we leverage all of our employees ideas and knowledge from all departments to bring great products to market.
There was even one of our silly prototypes shown in the table of contents on page four of the magazine.
Remember when Mom came to pick you up from school and you got to show her the wall with all the colored sheets of paper? You were so delighted to point out your work! You took the time to stay within the lines and you put your heart into making the shading perfect. You proudly announced, “I made this one!” Well, all these years later we still take that same pride in our work.
EcoStar pollution prevention winners from across Montana were recognized by Gov. Brian Schweitzer Nov. 17
from MSU News Service
HELENA -- In an increasingly challenging economic and environmental time, the importance of creating sustainable communities is more pressing than ever. At a Nov. 17 ceremony, Gov. Brian Schweitzer honored 2008 EcoStar award winners from a dozen communities around Montana.